Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The book questionnaire
It's no secret that I love reading books. I found this meme on this website. I can't remember how I stumbled upon it, but I immediately knew I wanted to do it. I'd love to know your answers, too, in the comments or on your own blog. You can pick and choose questions if you want.
1) You are facing an epic journey. You may choose one companion, one tool and one vehicle from any book or film to accompany you. Or just one of the three. It's up to you. What do you choose?
I'm going to skip this one except to say maybe that hoverboard thing from Uglies? And maybe Van Helsing as the companion?
2) You can escape to the insides of any book. Where do you go, and why?
Oooh, probably anything by Shannon Hale.
3) You can bring one literary character into your current life. Who do you choose, and why?
Wow, I was just wishing this the other day: Flavia de Luce, the little girl from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I want her around so she can provide a running commentary on my life.
4) _________________ is my go-to book. I could read that book fifty-seven times in a row without a break for food or a pee and not be remotely bored. In fact I’ve already done that but it wasn’t fifty-seven times. It was sixty-four.
This is a category of book unto itself, and I have a few of them. I don't know about fifty-seven times, but I have read books like Twilight, The Hunger Games, Papa Married a Mormon, Christy, Calico Captive, Johnny Tremain, etc. a LOT.
5) Of all the literary or film characters that made an impression on you as a kid, who was the most enviable?
Hmm, probably Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With the Wind (the book AND the movie), because of the dresses.
6) Of all the literary or film characters that made an impression on you as a kid, who was the most frightening?
Literary: The Grand High Witch from Roald Dahl's The Witches, which reminds me that in the film category, it's Willy Freaking WONKA (as in Gene Wilder).
7) Every time I read _________________, I see something in it that I haven’t seen before.
I...have no answer for this one, unless I get all churchy and say the Bible or the Book of Mormon.
8) It is imperative that _________________ be made into a movie. Now.
A Pair of Blue Eyes, by Thomas Hardy. Why is nobody working on this yet?
9) _________________ is a book that should never be made (or should have never been made) into a film.
I'm going to say Les Miserables on this one, with the caveat that Hollywood should try again as soon as the statute of limitations has run out on the 1998 version. Keep the cast - the cast was great. But don't cut out Eponine, and maybe there could be singing this time? Maybe?
10) After all these years, the _________________ scene in the book/movie _________________ still manages to give me the queebs.
That part in To Kill A Mockingbird (the book) when Scout is wearing a giant ham costume and she gets attacked on her way home in the dark.
11) After all these years, the _________________ scene in the book/movie _________________ still manages to give me a thrill.
When Marius and Cosette meet for the first time in Les Miserables (the book). It's the most romantic scene ever, trust me.
12) If I could corner the author _________________, here’s what I’d say to them in one minute or less about their book, _________________:
Umm, I did this in real life, remember?
13) The coolest non-fiction book I’ve ever read is _________________. Every time I flip through it, it makes me want to _________________.
Let me have a couple of answers for this one:
1. Guests of the Ayatollah/smack Tehran Mary in the face.
2. Anything by Alison Weir/be her, or if that's not possible, at least go back and live in the 16th century.
3. Alive/become a vegetarian.
Now it's your turn.