Eva's Excellent Book Meme
Teddy tagged me for this meme, an invention of Eva (A Striped Armchair).
Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
The Kite Runner. For some reason I just feel it would be too gut-wrenching for me.
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?
Jamie Frasier from Outlander, Edward Cullen from Twilight, and John Marshal from A Place Beyond Courage. What can I say? I like the boys.
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?
Hmmmm....A Tale of Two Cities? Not a Dickens fan.
Which 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 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?
It may be Murder on the Orient Express, which my Sunday School class (a literature class) is currently reading. I'd thought I'd read it, but if I did, I can't remember much.
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?
Probably To Kill a Mockingbird.
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?
French. I've always felt I'm missing something by not being able to read French.
A mischievous fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will reread one a year for the rest of your life (you can read other books as well). Which book would you pick?
I know that the book blogging community, and its various 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)?
The reviewing community. I've really expanded my reviewing skills through reading others' reviews/blogs.
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.
The physicality of the books wouldn't matter so much, just that there are plenty of them and all my favorites are there. I'd need a very comfortable chaise lounge with lots of pillows, a fireplace, and a small refrigerator for goodies.
And the final portion of this assignment is to tag four others: Bookfoolery, Jeanette's Reading Blog, For the Good Times, and NutmegAkitas.
And, for extra credit, if you leave a comment letting Eva know you've done the meme with a link to the post, she will give you some link love via a big list of who's participated. Additionally, if you link back to her original post, she will enter you in a drawing to win The House at Riverton. If you're an American, this is especially exciting since it isn't going to published until April. ;) To be in the drawing, you must have posted the meme (and commented) by February 5th, which is when she is holding the drawing.