Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Just So People Don't Forget About Me!

A Meme:

1. What author do you own the most books by?
um.... hm... Douglas Coupland, Isabel Allende, Madeleine L'Engle, Lucy Maud Montgomery, etc. Then, there are the 'big' series, like J.D. Robb and so on.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
*cough* A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. I don't know why...

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
hahaha! I don't know about secretly in love with, but I quite enjoy lots of characters!

5. What book have you read the most times in your life?
um, probably A Wrinkle in Time... Or, Anne of Green Gables.

6. What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
A Wrinkle in Time? lol I also think this is roughly around when I read all of the Anne of Green Gables novels one summber. I think I also started reading V.C. Andrews around this age, so Flowers in the Attic is a possibility.

7. What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
I don't know. I have read mostly good books this year.

8. What is the best book you've read in the past year?
One book? Are you crazy? If I had to pick, and I mean HAD to... The Time-Traveler's Wife. I reread it this year.

9. If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
Forcing people to read sort of takes the fun out of it... I think everyone should read Patricia Briggs... But then, most people that read my blog know that already!

10. Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?
You know what, I really could careless. I am a fantasy nerd and fantasy authors don't win...

11. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
I am so not a movie person. It is not even worth saying...

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Most books that I really like...

13. Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
Nothing comes to mind. I rarely remember my dreams

14. What is the most lowbrow book you've read as an adult?
That's an interesting idea. It depends on how you look at things. I have read a lot of fantasy and young adult books this year, and to many people, that is considered lowbrow.

15. What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
hm... I don't know actually. If there was one, I blocked it out of my mind. When I was in university and I HAD to finish books I hated, that was difficult enough!

16. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?

17. Roth or Updike?
I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't got around to either author yet.

18. David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
Eggers (but, well, haven't read Sedaris yet)

19. Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Okay, this is a very complicated question for me. To avoid a very long rant, I am going to abstain from answering.

20. Austen or Eliot?
Austen (Which isn't fair because I haven't read Eliot yet...)

21. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Classics. I probably should read more, but oh, well.

22. What is your favorite novel?
One book? Are you crazy... A Wrinkle in Time, The Time-Traveller's Wife, Phantom, Daughter of Fortune, Mists of Avalon, etc, etc, etc.

23. Play?
Angels in America.

24. Short story?
um... Angela Carter or Susan Carroll write good stuff. (I don't read a lot of short stories...)

25. Epic Poem?
Yeah... I really don't do poetry. Probably Shakespeare's Sonnets, though. I like his poetry more than his plays.

26. Short(er) poem?
See above. Although, I do really like Emily Dickinson.

27) Work of non-fiction?
How can you pick just one! um... 28: Stories of AIDs in Africa...

28. Who is your favorite writer?
Probably Madeleine L'Engle. Me and her go way back!

29. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
oh, good lord... I am going to be killed... J.K. Rowlings and Stephenie Meyer. No competition.

30. What is your desert island book?
The Complete Works of Charles Dickens... Not that it exists, but anyways...

31. And ... what are you reading right now?
I don't know. I have books started but not sure if I want to finish them or start something else!


  1. Loved so many of your answers. I really enjoyed Time Traveler's Wife too!! I hate to say it but I just did not like Wrinkle in Time. Maybe I should give it another shot?

  2. Anonymous10:28 PM

    I love all your answers! except... and since i'm new here, I can admit that I don't know who Patricia Briggs is. Which book should I start with ? I see that there are NO books in bookmooch by this author/

  3. Anonymous2:12 AM

    The number of times you have mentioned A wrinkle in time is amazing and it makes me feel bad not having read it yet.

  4. So much fun :D I'm stealing this :p

  5. Staci: I don't know if I would like it as much if I read it now as opposed to back when I was a kid. A lot of my love for it is sentimentality.

    bkclubcare: Briggs is not for everyone. She writes parnormal fantasy and fantasy. If you want to give her a try 'Moon Called' is as good a place as any to start with!

    violetcrush: lol, well, it just worked in a lot of situations!

    Chris: Go for it!

  6. wow with all your reading there's no character you just can't forget??? (in love with??).. I can think of 2 really quickly, they would be Master Harper Robinton from the Pern series and Gandalf. (they may be old but they live a long life!)

  7. Pat: Well, if I look at it from that viewpoint, there could be lots of answers!

  8. Anonymous12:46 PM

    what's "a wrinkle in time" about?

    you'll be pleased to know that i've just ordered "the time travellers wife" and will be starting it some time later next month! :D

    oh, and by the way, i ended up enjoying both le guin novels i was reading - especially "wizard" which i liked a lot!

  9. That meme grew even more pretentious since I did it. LOL.

    I adore A Wrinkle in Time. And its sequels. And everything Madeleine L'Engle has written. Except maybe for her novels that don't feature the O'Keefe/Murry/Austen clan. Of course, I really ought to try reading some of the latter because I might love them, all references or lack thereof to previous characters aside.

    And A Wrinkle in Time stands up well to rereading for me. It's the only book I seem to consistently reread.

  10. This was a fun post! Totally agree with Time Travelers Wife - I think I've recommended (forced it upon) everyone I know :)

    I haven't read Wrinkle In Time since I was a kid and don't really remember anything about it - maybe I should read it again.

  11. JP: It's science-fiction with a lot of science... It's also a bit of an adventure story. Glad to hear you are going to be reading 'The Time-Traveler's Wife' and that you enjoyed leGuin!

    Shannon: Well, even some of her adult novels have references to those characters. She has very few books that are entirely standalone until you go into the more religious aspects of her writing.

    Joanne: I recommend The Time-Traveler's Wife and had a lot of people not like it! I stopped recommending it... It's been a while since I reread A Wrinkle in Time. One of these days I must again!

  12. Really need to do this one! Maybe sometime next week but great answers!

  13. Tink: Thanks! It's fun. I look forward to your answers!

  14. I thought I was the only bookworm alive who didn't like Harry Potter!

  15. E.L. Fay: No, you are very much not alone!

  16. Posted my own response to these questions! Loved the idea of evaluating what I read and why.

  17. Becky: I will have to go read your answers!


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