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Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Book Meme

I found this on Kari's blog and thought it would be fun to do.

Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
The Kite Runner. I just have no desire to read it.

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?
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables), Harry Potter, and Annie McGairy (Joy in the Morning). An afternoon tea would be fun.

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? Maybe War and Peace? I really don't know enough about it, though, to know if I would really like it or not.

Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you’ve read, when in fact you’ve been nowhere near it?
I can't really think of any. I didn't finish Lord of the Flies in high school because I just couldn't get through it. I think I might have taken a test on it then

As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you had read, only to realize when you read a review about it/go to ‘reread’ it that you haven’t? Which book?
I can't think of any.

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?
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I think it's a gripping story.

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?
Japanese

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?
The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery

What’s one bookish thing you ‘discovered’ from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)?
New authors

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.
A large room with many ceiling to floor bookcases. All of my favorite books plus all the ones that I want to read. Some first editions. Cozy, comfy,chairs.

And the final portion of this assignment is to tag four others:
anyone who reads this, feel free to do it!

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