Lovely Lorette Looses a Hand (for a bit anyway) and Tags me for a Book Meme
Q: You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
This could be really awesome or it could be really horrible. I imagine that the question is asking me where I would want to go - what time, place, and temperament do I want my world to be? I brainstormed a few here: The Great Gatsby, I Capture the Castle, Harry Potter, Franny and Zoey to name a few. The Great Gatsby would be pretty cool. That era is so romantic to me. However, the characters are all jerks. Could I go off on my own once I was in the book? To make a long story short I picked I Capture the Castle. I love the era, love the characters, love the story, love the feeling it gave me. I imagine I would love to be "in it".
Q: Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
I don't think so. If I have, it's been on a female character. I admire and love strong female characters who are vividly aware of their flaws. Have you read, The Magician’s Assistant? I love the main character.
Q: The last book you bought is: "Atonement" by Ian McEwan. L-O-V-E it. I read Amsterdam a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is way better.
Q: The last book you read: The last book that I finished: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton is another one of my favs. I pretty much love all the authors of the time period - Henry James, blah, blah, blah.
Q: What are you currently reading? Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Cloud Atlas by , and Atonement by Ian McEwan. I'm not a "read more than one book at a time" kind of person. However, the bookclubs are getting ahead of me.
Q: Five books you would take to a desert island.
Holy cow this is hard. I don't read books more than once. It doesn't happen. No matter how much I love it...I can't do it. Okay, I take that back. I've read Franny and Zoey a bunch. I love it. So:
1. Franny and Zoey by J.D. Salinger
2. The Bell Jar by Slyvia Plath - this is an amazing book. Simple prose, vivid imagery....
Okay...it ends there. I would most likely take five really fat books that would keep me reading for a long time.
Q: Who are you going to pass this stick to (2 persons) and why?
Elisa and Jackie - they were the first bloggers I met and they totally set the stage for excellence. Now - they're not knitting bloggers they're my great friends!!! Mwah!