4.02.2005

Meme Challenge

The delightful Lisa tagged me to reply, and so I'll do my best. :-)

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
I can tell this is going to be hard. My first thought was a current favorite, like The Probable Future or The Time Traveler's Wife, but if we're protecting books for all mankind here, I should be a bit more highbrow. I think I'll go with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I must protect Mr. Darcy. ;-)

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Of course - that's the sign of a well written character! The previously named Mr. Darcy, naturally. I also heart Mat Cauthon from the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Jamie Frasier from the Outlander series. There's always
Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series, and let's not forget Henry from The Time Traveler's Wife, and then there's...you know what? Too many to name!

The last book you bought is:
The last time *I* bought a book? I know my sister bought me a copy of The Probable Future for me, but the last book I bought...hrm. Having an entire public library at my disposal makes it easy to not buy books, but I think the last was A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin - it was a discard from the library. Does that count? ;-)

The last book you read:
The Effects of Light by
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore. A great, great read...

What are you currently reading?
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman, Princess in Training by Meg Cabot, Clinton & Me by Mark Katz, and Who Let the Blogs Out by Biz Stone. Nice mix of fiction, YA fiction, nonfiction and workstuff. I tend to, uh, multibook. ;-)

Five books you would take to a deserted island…and why?
Oh jeez. I don't know where to start....

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Because you never really know if Elizabeth and Darcy will get together in the end...
2.
Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. Totally stole this from Lisa, but it makes perfect sense. Think how long it would take to read that bad boy...and the vocab you'd be able to unleash on your rescuer. ;-)
3. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. So that I can finally make a sketch of time for all of Henry's pasts and presents....
4. Norton Anthology of Literature. So I can read all that stuff in college I was supposed to. ;-)
5. The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot. Because Meg makes me laugh, and it will take my mind off the whole "stuck on a desert island" thing. ;-)


Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

To Carrie, Denise, and Maire. Because I love to hear what they have to say. Enjoy, girls!

2 comments:

Carrie said...

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Gotta stick with the highbrow stuff on this one like Marissa said.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

Yes, yes, and yes. Cherry Cat from Vampire$ by John Steakley, Edward from the Anita Blake series and Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.

The last book you bought is: Actually I bought three. I bought House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice & The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl.


The last book you read: How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) by Ann Coulter

What are you currently reading?

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Five books you would take to a deserted island…and why?

Oh sheesh. Um... *thinks* *cries* don't make me chooooose! ;)

Lisa said...

Yay, that was fun! And I'm delightful??? Shush, girl. Lol. ;)