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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Fun Book Meme

Just the other day Framed was saying she was in the mood for a meme. It made me realize that I haven't done one for a long time either. When I saw this today on Rebecca's blog, Lost in Books, I thought it looked fun. So Framed I hope you see this and it appeals to you, too.

1. What author do you own the most books by?

I own 14 books by Terry Pratchett. Next in line is Dean Koontz, Anne Perry and James Patterson.

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

Anne of Green Gables - I love that book but why do I own 4 or 5 copies?

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?

Bother me? I didn't even notice.

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?

No one comes to mind, so I guess I'm not that much in love with him. (If you asked me about TV, I would say that one guy from Criminal Minds. I don't remember his name on the show or what his real name, but I really do like him.)

5. What book have you read the most times in your life?

I'm not much of a re-reader, but I have read the following books twice: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis and The Giver by Lois Lowry.

6. Favorite book as a ten year old?

Nancy Drew - Oh, I need to read one of those.

7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?

The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns

8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?

Interesting that as I looked over my last year's books the 3 that stood out were The Book Thief, The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Society and Skeletons at the Feast - all 3 dealing with WWII. My favorite of the three - probably The Book Thief.

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

I encouraged everyone I knew, including my book club, to read Poisonwood Bible and The History of Love. In both cases there were many who didn't care for them. I'd like to encourage everyone to read The Book Thief. I don't recall anyone who didn't like it.

10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?

The Camel Club books by David Baldacci

11. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?

I didn't finish it but intend to attempt it again someday - Octavian Nothing.

12. What is your favorite book?

I don't know if you've noticed yet or not, but I have a real hard time narrowing these things down to one book. I absolutely love The Poisonwood Bible, History of Love, The Book Thief and Jane Eyre.

13. Play?

The Merchant of Venice

14. Poem?

The Lesson by Carol Lynn Pearson

15. Essay?

A Storyteller in Zion by Orson Scott Card

16. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?

Stephanie Meyer

17. What is your desert island book?

Don't you mean - What books will be in my desert island box? If I have to be limited to just one it would be the scriptures.

18. And . . . what are you reading right now?

Finally, an easy question with only one answer. I just started Language of Bees by Laura King.

19 comments:

Kristen M. said...

You have some fun answers! I did this the other day as well --

http://webereading.com/2009/05/literary-notes-meme.html

Dar said...

Great meme. I see you didn't like The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns and I have that one to read-Yikes. I have all of John Sauls books and I believe it's almost 40 of them if not more. They take up the whole bottom shelf of my bookshelf. lol. Next is Laurell K. Hamilton and there's about of those.

Bookfool said...

That was fun reading! The Book Thief is the book I most highly recommend to anyone and everyone.

Framed said...

Great meme. I'll have to think about this before I do it. Thanks for finding one.

Rebecca :) said...

Oh, The Poisonwood Bible is one of my favorite books. Everyone seems to have a love/hate relationship with that book. I had my sister read it and she couldn't even get through it and it is the only book I have read more than once as an adult! You never know.

I still have The Book Thief and the Merchant of Venice to read. I have not read Carol Lynn Pearson or Orson Scott Card either. I may have to look those up.

Also, I love that you asked about a desert island box! How big does the box get to be??

bibliophile23 said...

I had The Book Thief in my hand today but didn't buy it. I am regretting it now.

Literary Feline said...

Now you've got me wondering which author takes up the most space in my home library. :-) I enjoyed reading your responses to this meme. It's a fun one.

I need to get around to reading Poisonwood Bible and The History of Love. And The Book Thief for that matter. I've come across two people who didn't like The Book Thief, can you believe it?

Booklogged said...

Kristen, I'm on my way over to check out your answers.

Dar, you may still like Lucy Burns. I need to find out more about Sauls and Hamilton since I haven't heard of either. I fear I may be adding more to The List.

Bookfool, I liked Book Thief so much that I plan on reading it again someday.

Framed, I look forward to reading your answers.

Rebecca, it's always nice to meet others who loved Poisonwood Bible. For the poem by Carol Lynn Pearson I found a ink to it online. Click on the title to read it. Orson Scott Card - my favorites are Enchantment and Ender's Game.

Oh Bibliophile, there's still time to fix that mistake. ;)

LitFeline, I can understand why some don't like Posisonwood Bible or History of Love, but Book Thief?!

Kailana said...

I have a hard time limiting these to just one book, too! I think I did this meme at some point and time... Or maybe I have read it a lot...

Booklogged said...

Kailana, there are so many good books that it's hard to choose a favorite.

Les said...

I loved The Book Thief, Jane Eyre and The Poisonwood Bible, so I guess I better move History of Love to the top of my TBR stack!

Great meme. I haven't posted a blog entry in two weeks, so maybe I'll start with this meme. Tomorrow. It's time for bed.

Andi said...

This is a really fun meme! I'll have to do this one soon. I'm glad you liked The Book Thief so much! I'm due for a re-read of that one soon.

DesLily said...

you will love The Language of Bees~

Tara said...

Funny, I was offered the Sinful Life of Lucy Burns and it seemed not for me..glad I turned it down!

cynthia newberry martin said...

I enjoyed reading all your answers and visiting on other posts on your blog.
--cynthia

Suey said...

Why is Octavian Nothing so hard? The subject? The style? I was thinking of taking this one on vacation next week. Should I not? Is it not a vacation type book?

Kristi said...

You have some great answers on here. I loved The Book Thief, too. And I have The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Poisonwood Bible on my book shelf. Must get around to reading those soon... Sounds like History of Love is going on my wish list as well...

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading your answers!

Iliana said...

The Book Thief is wonderful! I love it too. This is such a great meme. I've seen it around and haven't gotten around to playing yet but maybe this week :)

Lisa R.D. said...

This really makes me want to re-read The Poisonwood Bible... and I really loved The Book Thief too... and I can't wait to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society next month for our book club. (Can you tell I'm a bit behind on my blog reading?) This was a very fun post!