Monday, December 12, 2005

A meme floating around the blogosphere

Five random facts about myself:

1. My real name is not Alice.
2. I grew up in South Georgia.
3. I like big cities.
4. I love Victorian novels. Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope, Charlotte Bronte, Gissing. Love that stuff.
5. I like Pre-Raphaelite art, because the artists were all crazy as coots.


  1. Do you like Jane Austen (1775-1817) I suppose tecnhically she's pre Victorian but I love her writings. I'm waiting for P& P to come out here - Christmas Eve- have you been to see it? The BBC series was wonderful- esp the insufferable Mr Collins, but I'm interested to see how the new film will be. I did English literature and liked Dickens too - we studied Bleak House which was a huge book and hard to get into, they have a series on tv right now which I'm hoping to see at some point!

  2. Oooh...a kindred spirit. Hearty cheers for the Victorian novel (what about Wilkie Collins?-good stuff for a winter evening by the fire)and even louder for the PreRaphs. Love them. William Morris lived quite close to our old home...
    Bleak House is my absolutely favourite book, I think...The series has been OK but oversimplified, and it's sad not to have all that marvellous descriptive writing.

  3. Lorna: Oh yes, I love Austen. I have the P&P miniseries, the one with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. I loved that. I'd like to see the new one, too. There's a rather charming mystery series starring Jane Austen--very well done.

    Kathryn: Love Wilkie Collins, too. I've read The Moonstone and The Lady in White. There are no doubt many Victorian treasures I have not unearthed. A good number of years back I was lucky enough to see an exhibit of William Morris "stuff" at The British Museum (or was it the Tate?). That was heavenly.

    Oh, now I'm going to have to go back and re-read my Dickens! What's a Christmas without Dickens?

    SpookyRach: And they definitely were crazy! Freud would have had a field day.

  4. IF we have a Rev Gals gathering - seems on the next night we'll have to have a Victorian night -movie, poetry and Art

    What fun

    sorry to hear that the Tv adaptation of Bleak House isn't the best, but I still want to see it. I loved the fog opening at the beginning of the book -and I'm sure they'll have done that so well.

    Dickens wrote most of his stuff to be published weekly (or was it monthly) so I'm sure it lends itself to a tv series in that respect

    and the crossing sweep how does that get portrayed.

    and and and

    can you tell I'm excited :)

  5. South Georgia? I don't think I even knew anyone from the south until I started blogging.

  6. Jo(e): Yep, I'm a Southerner. I've never really felt like one, hightailing it to NYC for a while, where I felt more at home. I don't even have the accent. But, if someone not from the South makes a negative comment about the South, I get bristly, even if I agree. So I guess you can't really take the South out.

  7. And you are the person who reminded me about Brideshead Revisited, too! Not Victorian, but so creepy. :)

  8. Mary Beth: That book was formative for me--I was obsessed with it for years.

  9. Alice-I'm a yankee who grew up mostly in the south. I never felt like a southerner--and did not stay once I reached adulthood--but it pisses me off when folks make ignorant,snide comments about the south. I think one reason I ended up out west is that the North/South divide just isn't on folks radar out here to the extent it is back east.

  10. Greetings from a fellow Atlantan! (Well, Marietta actually, but I go to church in Atlanta.) I have added you to my list of Atlanta cyberfriends at my Blog of the Grateful Bear.

  11. Your real name's NOT Alice? Oooh, I hate it when that happens! Now its gonna drive me crazy trying to figure out your real name...

  12. Oooh, I like those books too. And Elizabeth Goudge books, when I can find them.