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.
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!