July 13, 2010

A Meme. Because I'm Waiting on Pictures From Saturday.

Okay, so I have a story to tell you, but I really want the visual aids. Although, I may change my mind after I actually have a chance to look at the pictures. We'll see.

So, in the interest of giving my readers something to read, here's a meme. As an English major, I'm thinking I should have better answers, but whatever.

1) What author do you own the most books by?
Anne McCaffery, Johanna Linsdsey, Dean Koontz, Melanie Rawn, Terry Goodkind, Nora Roberts, and Jacqueline Carey.

2) What book do you own the most copies of?
The dictionary.

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Only a little.

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Collan from Rawn's Exiles or James Mallory from Lindsey's Mallory family series.

5) What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children; i.e., Goodnight Moon does not count)?
Oh, my. I tend to re-read a lot of books. Let's see...I guess I'd have to say Rawn's Dragon Prince and Dragon Scroll books. Or the Coldfire Trilogy by C. S. Friedman.

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
Harriet the Spy.

7) What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
My Lit Theory textbook. It was painful.

9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
Mine.

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature?
No idea.

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
That's a difficult question. Few movies live up to the books they were based on or inspired by.

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
See question 11.

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
I sometimes dream my own characters. Is that weird?

14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
I don't like this question.

15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
Moby Dick. For some reason, I am unable to get past page 3.

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen?
I’ve never seen a Shakespeare play.

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
Well, I've read War & Peace and I have Anna Karenina on my list. Although, let me be honest, it's been so long since I've read War & Peace I'm not even sure it counts any more. However, I can't think of a single classic French author I've read or have on my TBR shelf, so it looks like the Russians win.

18) Roth or Updike?
Updike, I suppose.

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
Neither.

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
I know the right answer is probably Shakespeare, but after watching a Knight's Tale, I can't help but to think I'm missing out on Chaucer.

21) Austen or Eliot?
Austen. Although, I must admit that's only because I've watched the movies, not because I've read the books. Those are on the list of someday reads.

22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Considering I'm an English major who's more into genre than Literature, I guess I'd have to say the classics are an embarrassing gap.

23) What is your favorite novel?
I have several favorites.

24) Play?
Phantom of the Opera.

25) Poem?
Fuck by Kim Addonizio.

26) Essay?
I enjoy reading essays on writing.

27) Short story?
A good fairytale or fable - original or re-envisioned.

28) Work of nonfiction?
Hm. I have several nonfiction books on my shelves that I use for research. Right now...I'm digging into Ancient Egyptian mythology and more practical tidbits on daily living.

29) Who is your favorite writer?
Me. And a few others.

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
Hey, just because I don't like their work, it doesn't mean they're overrated.

31) What is your desert island book?
Whichever one I have on me when the plane crashes or the boat washes up on shore...

32) And … what are you reading right now?
Cat Magic by Whitley Strieber.