Wednesday, 3 June 2009

I've seen these questions on a few blogs and being as I haven't got time today to write anything else I thought I'd give these a go. I think the last place I saw it was Farm Lane Books so she gets the credit!

1.What author do you own the most books by?
Margaret Atwood or Anne Rice. Unless you want to count all the Enid Blytons from my childhood, but I'm not sure where some of those are! Probably in my parents loft/garage!

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
Tess of The D'Urbervilles (I have two because one has so many notes in it it became impossible to read just for pleasure!) And I also have two copies of The very Hungry Caterpillar because I refused to let my children have mine!

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Erm, No. I didn't even notice!

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
I think have would have to be Lestat. Not sure I want to think about what that says about me!

5. What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children)?
Tess of The D'Urbervilles, The vampire Lestat. can anyone spot a running theme here! Lol

6. What was your favourite book when you were ten years old?
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild.

7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
I don't know. Probably Gut Symmetries by Jeanette Winterson. but I didn't finish it so I don't know if that counts. It's the only one I could think of though.

8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones

9. If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
I wouldn't want to force anyone to read anything! I think that defeats the point of reading!

10. Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature?
Don't know. Couldn't even start to answer that one!

11. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
I find this difficult to answer. I can't think of anything I would particularly like to see made into a film. I just don't think I see books that way. I spent ages trying to think of one but now I've given up!

12. What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
The Time Travellers Wife. And I know it's already being done, I just can't see how it can be made, or be as good as the book!

13. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
Atomised by Michel Houllebeq. Easy to read but impossible to understand!

14. Roth or Updike?
Never read either. There are some shocking gaps in my reading. I would like to read both though!

15. David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
Difficult to make a judgement. I don't like Sedaris, but I've only ever read one short story by Eggers, which I enjoyed but isn't really enough to judge him on. So a qualified Eggers I suppose.

16. Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
From an English graduates viewpoint, Shakespeare has the edge over Chaucer very slightly. Don't especially like Milton. But I wouldn't read any of it for pleasure!

17. Austen or Eliot?
Austen easily. Eliot is too wordy. Presuming of course this means George. I really like T.S Eliot.


farmlanebooks said...

Thanks for linking to me!

Forgive my ignorance but who is Lestat?

I'm not looking forward to seeing The Time Travellers Wife either. It is going to be a big disappointment in comparison to the book.

Jo said...

Hi Jackie. I'm glad it's not just me worried about The Time Travellers Wife as a film!

I'm sorry, I should have said where Lestat came from. He's the central vampire in Anne Rice's vampire Chronicles. He was played by Tom Cruise in Interview With a Vampire if you ever saw that film. But it's the one from the books I like, not his version.(although he didn't do bad).