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29 April 2009 @ 11:50 am
Book meme  
1) What author do you own the most books by?
Charles De Lint

2) What book do you own the most copies of?
I had 3 of the Wee Free Men, but I gave two away.

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

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Samuel Vimes or maybe Vetinari

5) What book have you read the most times in your life?
I used to read War and Peace and The Lord of the Rings every year. Persuasion is probably third.

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
all of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but when I was 14, I had to have Moby Dick for my own, and had to putch a big fit to get my parents to buy it for my birthday. It was the ONLY thing I wanted.

7) What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
wpadmirer got me to read some werewolf book, but it was lame. Since then I have read Patricia Briggs and like hers.

8) What is the best book you've read in the past year?
Maybe The Kings Peace by Jo Walton. She's a great writer, and this book is a brilliant creation. On the other hand, so is Pratchett's Going Postal

9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
Recovering from the War, so people understand about war... I wrote it.

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?
No idea.

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
It depends who makes it.

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Any book I like.

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
Hasn't happened so far.

14) What is the most lowbrow book you've read as an adult?
I read a lot of books. Probably some SF space opera. No, wait, I read Twilight. Twilight for sure.

15) What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
Sometimes when I am reading professional books on PTSD, my brain shuts off and I start screaming to myself (usually) "Stupid motherfuckers! Fuck them and their lack of understanding of trauma and their middle class lives."

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you've seen?
That wierd one where they capture the German barbarian and everyone gets killed at the end, ?Titus andronicus

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
The Russians.

18) Roth or Updike?
How about Atwood or Proulx?

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
Margaret Cho

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Shakespeare or Chaucer

21) Austen or Eliot?
Austen.

22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Literary fiction. ZZZZZZZZ! Except for a few titles.

23) What is your favorite novel(s)?
Persuasion

24) Play?
It is a tossup between Lady Barbara and The Importance of Being Ernest

25) Poem?
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Song of Napalm by Bruce Weigl
Insensibility by Wilfred Owen

26) Essay?
What Did You Do In the War Daddy?

27) Short story?
All of Isak Dinesen's

28) Work of non-fiction?
Air Combat at 20 Feet by Garrett Middlebrook

29) Who is your favorite writer?
Martin Cruz Smith, Terry Pratchett, Charles De Lint, Jo Clayton, Tamora Pierce (glad they let her write big books).

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
I have no idea. There are a lot of writers I don't enjoy, but someone obviously does.

31) What is your desert island book?
Lord of the Rings

32) And ... what are you reading right now?
Bedpan Commando by June Wandrey (WWII nurse's memoir), Half a Crown by Jo Clayton. The King's Name by Jo Clayton. Beka Cooper:Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce,
 
 
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