Susan at Bloggin' Bout Books tagged me for this meme that has been making its rounds around the blogging community.
Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews? The Road by Cormac McCarthy because it just seems very depressing and not at all like anything I normally like. However, people who have very similar tastes in reading have recommended it. But, I still keep putting it off.
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'd like to have supper with Atticus and Scout Finch and Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird.
(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. What book would you expect to get you a nice grave? Moby Dick -- I just can't get through it.
Come on, we've all been there. What book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you've read, when in fact you've been nowhere near it?
Can't think of one.
As an addition to the last question, has there been a book 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? O.K., this is horrible to admit, but -- Little Women
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 have to know the person, go ahead and personalize the VIP) I don't care who it is, I would recommend To Kill a Mockingbird -- the greatest book of all time in my very humble opinion.
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? Wow, this is a tough one. Since I'm not fluent in any foreign language, there are too many to choose from. I guess maybe it would be French.
A mischievous fairy comes and says 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? Sorry, this is becoming boring, I know. But to answer honestly, I would have to say To Kill a Mockingbird.
I know the book blogging community, and all its 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)?
Wow, another tough one. I can't honestly think of one particular thing. I find something new every day from reading all the wonderful book blogs out there. I guess one of the nicest things about it is finding others who share your passion for books and reading.
The 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.
The short answer would be -- I'll just take the library in the Biltmore House. If you've never been, you have to go. It is a book lover's dream. There are floor to ceiling windows on the back wall with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are leather sofas and cushioned arm chairs. The walls are lined with leather bound books and a ladder to help you reach the books on the upper shelves. Everything is done in rich burgundy and gold colors. There is a huge fire place. I could go on and on, but I'm starting to drool.
Now I'm supposed to tag four people to complete this meme.