Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Past-do Tag

Jess (Bohae) tagged me a LONG time ago, so I'm posting this as fast as I can!

Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
Lolita. It gets amazing reviews, but it's a really, really twisted story.

If you could bring 3 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 have to say that would be Lupin (from HP), because he's awesome, Ella (from Ella Enchanted)because she's a lot like me, and I think she'd make me laugh, and Melinda (from Speak) because she has so much to say.
The event would definitely be afternoon tea.

(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 realise it’s past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
my U.S. Government book.

Come on, we’ve all been there. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you’ve read, when in fact you’ve been nowhere near it?
Well...I don't know that I've ever pretended to read a book. Maybe only when I was really little and would flip the pages of a Goosebumps books, hoping I could get the story by sniffing the pages. Sadly, I'd always have to wait for my dad to read them, though I'd pretend that I already knew the story...

As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you had read, only to realise when you read a review about it/go to ‘reread’ it that you haven’t? Which book?

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’d have to know the person, go ahead of personalise the VIP)
If the VIP was a girl, I'd recommend Twilight, if he was a guy, I'd recommend Hatchet.

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?

A mischievous fairy comes and says that 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?
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale...I do this anyway.

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)?
Definitely new authors, upcoming authors. Without the awesomeness of the blogging world, I would never have learned about Into the Wild or Erec Rex.

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 favourite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead-let your imagination run free.

Oh, goodness. Here we go....
My perfect library would be that one from the Beauty and the Beast. All of the books would be about vampires, werewolves, snarky heriones, magic, faeries, and the occasional book of poetry (Byron,Robert Frost, Poe, or Emily Dickinson).
That's one vat of awesomeness right there.



Erin said...

"my U.S. Government book."

Oh my gosh, you are so right. Mine is super-boring as well.

Jess said...

Teehee :D

Sookie said...

Erin: and now that Government is done with, it will be me Economics book. Or as I like to call it EEK!onomics.
Jess: Sorry I didn't see this earlier :-)