Saturday, October 17, 2009

Meme Time!

1. What author do you own the most books by? Well, it is easy to say J.K. Rowling, since I own all seven Harry Potter books, plus Quidditch Through the Ages. However, I think I own even more Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, King Henry VI, King Henry VIII, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like it, The Merchant of Venice...

2. What book do you own the most copies of? Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, all in different editions. One is a hardcover Serbian translation, published in 1986. The second one is a Penguin Classics edition, and finally, the third one is a part of The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, part of the Oxford Paperbacks series. The funny thing is, all three books were given to me by the same person!

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions? No, I think it's quite normal.

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with? Wow, I never thought of characters that way. However, Dorian Grey would certainly be one of them, as well as Will from Cunningham's Flesh & Blood. Finally, I adore Mrs. Dalloway!

5. What book have you read the most times in your life? Probably a Harry Potter book.

6. Favorite book as a ten year old? That's easy! Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year? Probably Alec Thrace and the Lost Medallion.

8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year? I adored Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal!

9. If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be? To Kill a Mockingbird. But they can't have Atticus. He's mine.

10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie? Michael Cunningham's Flesh and Blood. I am also excited to see the newest Dorian Grey movie!

11. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read? This is a very difficult question. Canterbury Tales comes to mind, though I may be wrong. Also, The Mysteries of Udolpho, not difficult due to style, but due to slowness!

12. What is your favorite book? This is an impossible question to answer. I will simply skip it.

13. What is your favorite play? Probably Shakespeare's Macbeth, or A Midsummer Night's Dream. I am looking forward to reading Equus.

14. Poem? I am partial to Adam Zagayewski.

15. Essay? I have no idea.

16. Who is the most overrated writer alive today? I really have no idea.

17. What is your desert island book? Probably something with practical tips, and then some Cunningham for enjoyment.

18. And . . . what are you reading right now? I'm finnishing a light, fluffy YA read The Coffeehouse Angel, which I will review tomorrow. After that, I'm reading some Victorian and Modernist literature for school - Lord Jim, Vanity Fair, Wurthering Heights, The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man,...


Marie said...

Fun meme! I like how you own a bunch of versions of The Canterbury Tales- how neat!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Great answers! I am looking forward to your review on "Coffeehouse Angel" I have heard of that book.

Are you doing the 24 hr. read-a-thon? on the 24-25.

April said...

Wow you have awesome taste in books!

The Canterbury Tales is awesome :-)

Amanda said...

Sadly, it doesn't look like Dorian Grey is coming to the US any time soon. :( I love that book, and the movie looks wonderful.

Amanda said...

Nikola, even though it wasn't me that asked if you'd be participating, I thought I'd leave you a link. The readathon has a dedicated blog page that has all the information about it, including start times and sign up and FAQ and such. It's here:

The Readathon is so much fun. Whether you do it part time of full time, it's like having a big international slumber party. This is my second time participating and I'm so excited!

Lastly, I'm with you: GLBT lit rocks!! Did you join my GLBT challenge? The goal is was to read 6 books either with GLBT themes or by GLBT authors in 6 months (July 1 to Dec 31). You're welcome to sign up any time if you like, and if you think it's too late in the game to sign up this round, I plan to host this every year!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Followed you from Boston Bibliophile. I like reading people's responses to know what they are actually reading and which book is on the top. That's how I get to know what is happening in the literary world. Thanks. I read and review African writers and also post my own poems at my blog. You can check me out.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

This is fun~! I love reading these... then I can learn more about the bloggers I enjoy reading :)