Myself in Books

1. What author do you own the most books by?
Terry Brooks. I think I have almost all of his Shannara series from when I was in HS. My brother got me hooked and I still love them.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
To be honest I don't think I own more than one copy of any book... I dunno, that almost seems sad.

3. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Bridget Jones. The Hubby gets tired of me trying to read him passages which I can't finish becuase I'm laughing too hard.

4. What book have you read more than any other?
Winnie the Pooh or the House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne. Every few years or so the Hubby and I read these aloud to each other and just crack up.

5. What was your favorite book when you were 10 years old?
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare. My copy is literally falling apart. Whenever someone asks me one place I want to travel to I still say the Barbados because I want to swim in that blue ocean Kit so lovingly describes.

6. What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
Ruby by Francesca Lia Block. Just weird.

7. What is the best book you've read in the past year?
You want what??! Well, I really liked A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson (I just love her name), The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Lots more. Lots.

8. If you could tell everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Actually, just read anything by Steinbeck and your life will be better.

9. What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
Beloved by Toni Morrison. I didn't understand the half of it cause I was a naive teenager.

10. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
RUSSIANS! How anyone can create such beauty out of such misery is always fascinating.

11. Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Definitely Shakespeare.

12. Austen or Eliot?
Austen. Austen. Austen. All I have to say is: Austen.

13. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Probably poetry. Also, this is sad but the Odyssey and the Illiad. I know.

14. What is your favorite novel?
To name JUST a few: Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

15. What is your favorite play?
Much Ado About Nothing. What I wouldn't give to be able to come up with one-liners like Beatrice.

16. What is your favorite poem?
Eek. I think this is my most embarrassing gap. I do like some Elizabeth Barrett Browning though...

17. What is your favorite essay?
Ain't I a Woman? By Sojourner Truth

18. What is your favorite short story?
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

19. What is your favorite non-fiction?
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

20. What is your favorite graphic novel?
Haven't really picked up on this genre.

21. What is your favorite science fiction?
I like a lot of the doomsday type books: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, 1984 by George Orwell. If it's dystopian, I'll probally love it.

22. Who is your favorite writer?
Ooohh. I really don't have a favorite but I'll read anything by Robin McKinley or Jane Austen

23. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
I'll probably get kicked for it but I'll go with Stephen King

24. What are you reading right now?
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce. Even though I know it's a Rumpelstiltskin retelling, I'm on the edge of my seat.

25. Best memoir?
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

26. Best history?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

27. Best mystery or noir?
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Classicly wonderful.

And you? What books best describe you?

1 comment:

Angiegirl said...

Love, love, love The Witch of Blackbird Pond. And I'm glad you're enjoying Curse Dark as Gold. I adored it.