Sunday, January 27, 2008

Joining in on Meme Fun

Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
Harry Potter. I have tried, but I just cannot bring myself to read that series. I think it was a cult obsession and is just not my thing. What I have tried from her, the writing was not even that great. I just don't get the appeal!

If you could bring three characters to life for a social event (afternoon tea, a night of clubbing, perhaps a world cruise), who would they be and what would the event be?
There are many characters that I would like to meet. The characters from Thursday Next would be fun to spend some time with. We could go into books! That would be really cool! That's a social event, right? ummm... I am with Rhinoa, Mercedes Thompson would be fun to go clubbing with!

(Borrowing shamelessly from the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde): you are told you can't die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for awhile, eventually you realise it's past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
Most classics or many of the textbooks that you have to read in university!

Come on, we've all been there. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you've read, when in fact you've been nowhere near it?
I honestly have no idea. Something might slip out in a conversation, but there is nothing I am aware of claiming to have read...

As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you had read, only to realise when you read a review about it/go to 'reread' it that you haven't? Which book?
I am really good with remembering what books I read, so that never really happens with me.

You've been appointed Book Advisor to a VIP (who's not a big reader). What's the first book you'd recommend and why? (if you feel like you'd have to know the person, go ahead of personalise the VIP)
Lord of the Rings. If they can get through all the pages that really do not need to be there, they can get through anything. haha

A good fairy comes and grants you one wish: you will have perfect reading comprehension in the foreign language of your choice. Which language do you go with?
Atlantis-lingo, so that when they find Atlantis I can figure out all of its secrets! If you want something serious, probably Latin.

A mischievious fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will reread once a year for the rest of your life (you can read other books as well). Which book would you pick?
A Wrinkle in Time. Once upon a time I used to read that yearly, but that was before my TBR pile got so high.

I know that the book blogging community, and its various challenges, have pushed my reading borders. What's one bookish thing you 'discovered' from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)?
There are so many books and authors that I would never have read without blogging! Sometimes I am not even sure where my picks come from, I just see them in the store and know that I have heard good things, so it would be hard to say how many books I have read have been blog-inspired.

That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she's granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leatherbound? Is it full of first edition hardcovers? Pristine trade paperbacks? Perhaps a few favourite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead-let your imagination run free.
Think Beauty and the Beast! That is my favourite Disney movie because I have always wanted that library!

Yay, I posted! Thanks Rhinoa for tagging me, I need to show that I am alive from time to time!


  1. "Think Beauty and the Beast! That is my favourite Disney movie because I have always wanted that library!"

    Yes, exactly! That Disney movie is a favorite of mine as well, that library is to die for.

    And Lord of the Rings is the devil. I had to read that last semester for a Myths and Legends class. I ended up skimming through a lot of it, but some of it was still pretty entertaining.

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  3. The library in Beauty and the Beast would be my dream library as well. And I wouldn't mind Belle's yellow dress either!

  4. I wish I'd have thought of Latin...I definitely would have said that if I had.

  5. I just finished this meme and I totally put down LOTR as a book for my VIP to read. I figure everyone just needs to read that book.

    I also totally put down the library from Beauty and the Beast as my dream library, but I was thinking of the book Beauty by Robin McKinley.

    But reading your post, I realized I was probably thinking of the Disney movie too! Boy I loved that movie.

  6. harry potter a cult obsession? haha!

    all the cults based on harry potter are just people who can't get in touch with reality.

    harry potter is and will always be just a character!
    : )

  7. Wow, another person who hasn't read the Potter books.

    I've heard from people whose opinions I trust that they're good... I just can't quite get myself to start on them.

  8. Yay thanks for completing this! Speaking Atlantis-lingo would be fun, I wonder if you would find any in a book that no one had been able to translate before. I had to learn Latin at school for 3 years which was ok, but I am really crap at learning languages.

    Mercy is a great character, I just finished the third book Iron Kissed which I enjoyed the most so far. It's not a very pleasant book though, there are some very sexually disturbing scenes at the end, but definitely worth reading and I can't wait for book 4 next January.

  9. What a great meme - I think I'll tag myself and do it sometime soon. My husband just got into the Thursday Next books and loves them.

  10. Snap! I always loved Beauty and the Beast because of that library. Pure awesome.

    I was a bit iffy about the Harry Potter books at first, but when I got over myself I ended up loving them. I do think that Rowling has grown a lot as a writer (as you might expect) as the series progressed. The later books are definitely my favourites.

    A Wrinkle in Time is a great book, I read it last year and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  11. "Think Beauty and the Beast! That is my favourite Disney movie because I have always wanted that library!"

    Crap, that should have been MY answer because it's exactly how I feel too!

  12. Since I was a little girl, I have wanted the Beauty and the Beast library.
    You should have said French! As a Canadian it would help you so very much job wise. (I'm just bitter)
    Oh and woo hoo, another one who has not bowed down to the power of potter.

  13. I've tagged you for another meme! Another excuse to post! ;-)

  14. Hello - just wanted to let you know I've posted another book review for the Four-Legged Friends Reading Challenge. It's for 'Firebird' by Mercedes Lackey.

  15. I've given you a little award, which you can pick up here:

  16. I'm so jealous that you can remember the books you read. One reason I keep a blog is so I can remember my books. Sad, huh?


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