Saturday, April 09, 2005

On the Books

I was doing well for a while there... then this meme came along. And it's about books. And I love books. End of argument, no resistance. So here goes:


1. If you had to pick five fictional literary characters who would best embody you (in some aspect, either now or in the past), who would you choose?

Here are the four I could think of:

  • Harriet the Spy
  • Sydney Carton
  • Esmerelda Weatherwax
  • Sam Vimes
  • Half of 'em are men, but what do you expect with my brain gender score?*

    2. Which five books (any genre) have had the greatest influence on you?

    • Lord of the Rings trilogy (if Psycho Kitty can do it, so can I)
    • Harriet the Spy
    • The Southern Rules
    • My first Isaac Asimov novel (no idea what it was)
    • Frank Herbert's Dune series

    3. What is your favorite commonly censored book?
    I haven't the faintest idea. The idea of censorship is mythical to me. I mean, OK, I've heard of it, and people tell me it exists, but I've never seen it personally.

    4. If you would ever burn a book (God forbid), which book would it be? Why?
    If I were cold enough, I'd burn any nice thick pulpy-paged book for warmth. I'm too pragmatic to be afraid of what my intellectual-snob friends will think. 'S prob'ly why I don't have many friends. ;-)



    5. Are you a monogamous reader, or do you like to read around?
    I can't read just one.


    6. Last one, and be honest: Do you skip ahead to the ending?
    No, almost never, unless I've already read it and want to refresh my memory. I like surprises. I don't peek at Christmas presents either.

    * Brain gender: 53.33% Female, 46.67% Male
    >

    Your Brain is 53.33% Female, 46.67% Male

    Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female
    You are both sensitive and savvy
    Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed
    But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve

    1 comment:

    Jack said...

    Nice. This took some thought.

    1. If you had to pick five fictional literary characters who would best embody you (in some aspect, either now or in the past), who would you choose?
    Arthur Pendragon from T.H. White's The Once and Future King
    Rob Stark from George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice series
    Faramir from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
    Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Cheshire Cat from Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland

    2. Which five books (any genre) have had the greatest influence on you?
    The Book of Mormon
    C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia
    T.H. White's The Once and Future King
    Howard Fast's Freedom Road
    TSR's Dungeon & Dragon's Fantasy Adventure Game Basic Rulebook

    3. What is your favorite commonly censored book?
    Walter Dean Meyers' Fallen Angels

    4. If you would ever burn a book (God forbid), which book would it be? Why?
    I actually have burned a book. At the end of my freshmen year of college I burned the textbook for the analytical writing course that accompanied my history of philosophy course. I did it purely out of spite.

    5. Are you a monogamous reader, or do you like to read around?
    One at a time . . . sometimes I don't even finish. Depends on how well written the book is and how much I enjoy it.

    6. Last one, and be honest: Do you skip ahead to the ending?
    No. Not even on the books I don't finish.