Saturday, January 26, 2008

Reading Meme

I very rarely do meme's but thought this one was interesting.

A reading meme from Eva; I was tagged by Jeane:

Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?

Cringe isn't exactly the right word but I have yet to read the last two Harry Potter's and The Da Vinci Code. Why? There are so many books on my shelf and these are on Lauren's. No particular reason

If you could bring three characters to life for a social event, who would they be and what would the event be?

I have always been drawn to Anne Shirley as she has pluck. I recently read An Ordinary Man and would love to talk to Paul Rusesabagina. To talk about his philosophy in life would be very illuminating. The third person would be Bosch from Michael Connelly's series or Rebus from Rankin's series. I would hold a coffee get-together at my fav place: Starbuck's

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 realize it’s past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?

I actually finished this one but One Hundred Years of Solitude ***gag***

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?

None. I can not tell a lie!!

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

I have picked up a book which sounded interesting, read about 1/2 and realized that I had already read the book. That is the closest I can come on this one.

You’ve been appointed Book Advisor to a VIP (who’s not a big reader). What’s the first book you’d recommend and why?

I have a bunch of friends who come to me for suggestions. I ask them about their interests and then recommend or even go and buy the book for them. It really depends on what the individual likes

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?

Chinese. I love Asian literature and it would be very cool to be able to read it in the original language

A mischievious 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?

I just do not re-read books. I have no idea which one to pick

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?

One thing is that my Wish list is now so long I will never get through the list before I pass away. I have also been exposed to books I would never have picked up on my own. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong comes to mind

That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she’s granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leatherbound? 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.

My dream library!!!! A large room lined with wooden oak bookshelves. Only as high as me so that I can easily reach them. A large leather over-stuffed armchair with wide arms that I could disappear in and read. A built-in librarian to keep everything in order and to mail out books when I am done with them

Now I have to tag four other book bloggers for this meme:
Susan, Karen, Shelley, Sheila your turn!


Jeane said...

Interesting how many people I've read saying they never lied about reading a book they haven't. Are readers more honest than most?

Bitten is on my TBR now, too.

Eva said...

I haven't directly lied, but as I said in my answer, I did the "lie by omission" thing. People assumed I'd read Dostoevsky, and I didn't disabuse them, lol.

That's interesting that you never reread books...if I was told I could never reread books again I'd feel a horrible loss! Last year, when I started book blogging, my rereads cut down drastically-and I missed it.

Dana said...

I never re-read books as I have so many I want to read and will probably run out of time to read them all

Jeane said...

If you never re-read a book, do you have a personal library? I'm just wondering. Would you loan out books to others, family, or just enjoy seeing them there? I only collect books that I want to re-read someday; if I can't picture myself reading it again, I don't buy it...

Dana said...

I have tons and tons of books around here. I am a member of BookCrossing and BookObsessed, so when I am done reading a book it gets sent to someone else who wishes to read it. I love the concept of giving books away and seeing then travel