Friday, January 25, 2008

I didn't run fast enough and now I'm it!

Jean tagged me with this reading meme and now I have to do it!

Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?

I don't really cringe away from any books. I'm willing to try just about anything!

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?

I would have a sleepover with Lyra (from The Golden Compass), Hermione (from the Harry Potter series), and Meg (from A Wrinkle In Time). These are three brave, intelligent girls who I'd like to get to know.


(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?


I've been lucky so far; I haven't found a book that would bore me to death!

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 that, but I did pretend that I watched the Harry Potter movies a while ago when I'd really only read the books.

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 personalize the VIP).

I would recommend A Wrinkle In Time. It has a lot of important messages including the importance of self-esteem, the power of love, and accepting who you are.

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?

I would pick Chinese or maybe Arabic.

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?

I would pick the His Dark Materials trilogy (I know, it's three books, but they all go together!)

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 found a lot of new authors like Orson Scott Card that I might not have otherwise run across!


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 favorite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead-let your imagination run free.


My dream library would fill a Victorian mansion! One room would have a fireplace on each end and a huge chair so I could sit and read by the fire. The bookshelves would be the floor to ceiling kind, and I would use rolling ladders to reach certain books. This room would have all of my favorite books. There would be a tower overlooking a forest where I could just sit, read, and watch the wildlife all day! One room would be filled with nonfiction books and worktables with computers on them for research!

Tag 4 people for this meme...

I'm not sure if I know four new people to tag, but I'd love to hear what Melissa and Carl have to say! And hey, Dad, you should play too!

8 comments:

Jean said...

I love your answer of a book for your VIP. Between Ender's Game and a Wrinkle in Time, they'd definitely learn the value of reading. And I'd love to be in the kitchen with your mom eavesdropping on you, Lyra, Hermione, and Meg. What a great group to pick!

Carl V. said...

Hmmm...I'll give it some thought and get back to you, thanks for the tag!

Lis Garrett said...

This will be a fun one for sure!! Thanks for the tag, Annie, and I will let you know when I've posted my answers. :-)

Nymeth said...

I haven't "met" Meg yet (I will soon), but a sleepover with Hermione and Lyra could only be great!

His Dark Materials could easily have been my choice of book to re-read every year too.

Eva said...

What a great sleepover!

Lis Garrett said...

Hi Annie! I posted the answers to my meme:

http://lisgarrett.typepad.com/my_weblog/

cj said...

You pretended that you'd seen the movies but have only read the books? That's great! Books allow you to use your imgination and we need more young people like you!

Your library sounds lovely, btw, especially the tower. It would be lovely to sit and read while enjoying the visiting wildlife!

cjh

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