Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Book Meme

1. Hardcover or paperback, and why?
I have more paperbacks because they are cheaper (I buy a lot of books) and more portable. Certainly there are some books where my love of the cheap and the portable is trumped by my desperate need to read it now, but I am trying to work on that. Sort of.

2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it….
Read Me.


3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is…

Today it is: Love isn't how you feel, it's what you do." Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle.

4. The author (alive or diseased) I would love to have lunch with would be…
Well, I have been fortunate enough to meet a lot of authors, but one I regret not having had a chance to meet is Madeleine L'Engle.


5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be…

Can I bring an e-book loaded with a few? Also, how long will I be there?

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that…
Is like a morphing book. See, rather than en e-book (which has all the DRM issues and doesn't actually look like a book) I want the book to be what I want ot read and then change into what I want to read next. This would save on shelf space (although it would make it hard to lend books) and solve the where did I put that book (although if I lost it that would be really bad) and I could take my whole book collection with me everywhere. Oh, did you want a realistic invention...

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of…

Happy times reading.

8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be…
I think either Meg from The President's Daughter or Vickie Austin from the Meet the Austins series were the two I spent the most time imagining that I was. I adored Too Deep for Tears in high school but even then recognized that all of those characters suffered crazy amounts before their lives got a little better so while I maybe wanted their husbands, I never wanted to be them.

9. The most overestimated book of all times is…
Wuthering Heights.
Even more than Romeo and Juliet it suffers from mis-marketing - this is not a remotely functioning love story and the fact that the two main characters claim to love each other while they do hurtful things to everyone around them does not make it any more romantic. If it was billed as a disfunctional story, perhaps I would have liked it better - although I doubt it.

10. I hate it when a book…

doesn't work. I recognize that is somewhat of a judgment call - but it is actually more frustrating when it comes really close but a couple of things just ruin it.

Meme hijacked from 50Books

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