I got this from Observations of a Librarian. It's a meme and it's about books - how can I resist?
- Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. I know, I know...but it is *impenetrable* to me. I've tried in English and Spanish, with Cliff Notes - I can't get through it. I own it though...so some day maybe...
- 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?
Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Lestat from Interview with the Vampire. I'd have the over for drinks. I'd try to set Holly up with Atticus - I think they'd be good for each other, she'd help him loosen up and he would be a steadying influence for her. Lestat, would be my date...:)
- (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 realize it’s past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Not only do I disagree with the philosophy the book espouses, but 645,000 words in 1168 pages - I mean come on!
- 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 don't think I've ever done this.
- 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? Wuthering Heights. I would have sworn I read it, but I didn't and when I tried to I couldn't finish it - but I loved the movie!
- You’re interviewing for the post of Official Book Advisor to some 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 and personalise the VIP).
To Kill a Mockingbird because I think everyone should read this book at least once.
- 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?
- A mischievous 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?
There are several I have read several times, but again I'll go with To Kill a Mockingbird. I've read it several times already, but not quite once a year.
- 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)?
I read about graphic novels and now it has become a genre I really enjoy greatly.
- That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she’s granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leather bound? 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.
Bookshelves built into the walls , a big comfortable chair with an ottoman, a rocking chair, a rolltop desk, a ceiling fan, and a nice sound system. The books would be a mixed lot - raggedy paperbacks, hard copies, some leather bound stuff, big art books, etc.
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