Book meme

Apr. 15th, 2013 01:41 pm
litlover12: (Books)
Got this one here. I hope I haven't already done it -- it looks vaguely familiar, or at least some of it does!

1. One book that changed your life?

The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy L. Sayers.

2. One book you have read more than once?

An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott. I was MAD about this book when I was a teenager.

3. One book you would want on a desert island?

Only one? *sniffle* Guess I would have to go with the Bible (New King James Version). Or How to Build a Boat. (Sorry, old joke.)

4. One book that made you laugh?

Jeeves in the Morning by P. G. Wodehouse.

5. One book that made you cry?

A Tangled Web by L. M. Montgomery.

6. One book you wish had been written?

Whatever Dickens would have written after The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

7. One book you wish had never had been written?

Fifty Shades of Grey. I feel like the mere fact that it exists has lowered the national I.Q. about 10 points.

8. One book you are currently reading?

The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

9. One book you have been meaning to read?

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Yeah, still haven't kept that New Year's resolution yet . . . but we've still got a good portion of the year left!

Consider yourself tagged if you want to do this one!

Book meme

Feb. 13th, 2013 08:46 am
litlover12: (Books)
I got this from a message board, and modified it a bit. The idea is simple: Suppose that for some reason you had to pare your library down to 25 single volumes, plus 1 series. You're allowed to read other books, but these 25 (plus 1) are the only books you're allowed to keep or to reread.

(The original meme said 20 books plus 1 series, but that would be inhuman. I think there's something in the Geneva Convention about it.)

You can put the series anywhere in your list, but mark it with an asterisk.

Here are mine . . .


The indispensables )
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[livejournal.com profile] rachkmc did this at her blog, and asked me to do it too. Since it's her birthday, how can I say no? (She just called hers "Rachel's Favorite Romances," but she stuck to literature and literary adaptations. I'm going to follow her lead in that, or I could never narrow it down to ten. But I'm counting plays as literature. Also, I stole one or two of the pictures off her blog. Thanks, Rachel!)


Image-heavy post ahead! )
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28. Some firsts: First book you remember loving/being obsessed with. First book that made you cry. First book you gave to someone else as a gift.

Into the home stretch! )
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19. Your favourite picture, junior fiction and Young Adult books?

That's a hard one . . . )
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16. Adaptation: What book would you most like to see made into a film? Do you like to read the book first or see the film? Any books you have read after seeing the film version?

Movie talk ahead . . . )
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13. Do you reread a lot? Why (not)? Name a book you have reread many times.

Some tough questions here . . .  )
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10. What author do you own the most books by and why?

Guess who? )

Book meme

May. 22nd, 2011 02:21 pm
litlover12: (DLS1)
I swiped this meme from [livejournal.com profile] birdienl . Since it's so long, I'll be doing two or three answers per day. If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged!

All about books ) 
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Thanks to gioiello for giving me the Beyond Your Imagination Award!



I have to name eight stories or books that I would like to live in for two weeks, and then I have to pick eight other bloggers to receive the award.

This took a lot of thought. Turns out it's amazing how many of my favorite stories would put me in danger of the guillotine, ruthless criminals, or some other frightening fate.

(Also, I'm going to include movies and TV shows under the category of "stories," because it's my LJ and I can. ;-) )

1. List 8 stories or books that you would like to live in (for two weeks?)

1. My Fair Lady
2. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
3. At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
4. Anne of Green Gables (the book, not the movie) by L. M. Montgomery
5. The Story Girl (the book, NOT the Disney Channel adaptation) by L. M. Montgomery
6. Beauty by Robin McKinley
7. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (but only if I could be one of the few who stay out of debtor's prison!)
8. White Collar (if I could be Elizabeth. She rarely seems to be in danger from criminals, and she gets to be married to Peter!)

2. List 8 other bloggers who deserve this award 3. Comment on their blog, and tell them they won an award

1. mosinging1986
2. valancy_s
3. middlegirl
4. thepresidentrix
5. modernelegance
6. jenny_wildcat
7. tempestsarekind
8. velle
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Thanks to Nibs at Wickfield for this meme. I'm sure many of you have done it before, but if it's new to you and you'd like to try it, consider yourself tagged! Apologies for any unorthodox spacing; LJ is really acting up for me these days.

"List twelve characters from any fandom/literary source, and then answer the following questions." Make SURE that you list the characters BEFORE reading the questions!!!

  1. Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities)
  2. Anne Shirley (the Anne of Green Gables series)
  3. Lord Peter Wimsey (the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
  4. Arthur Clennam (Little Dorrit)
  5. Sara Crewe (A Little Princess)
  6. Miss Betsey Trotwood (David Copperfield)
  7. Harriet Vane (the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
  8. Lily Bart (The House of Mirth)
  9. Father Tim Kavanaugh (the Mitford series)
  10. Adrian Monk (Monk)
  11. Radar (M*A*S*H)
  12. Archie Goodwin (the Nero Wolfe mysteries)

In which the above named have some strange adventures . . . )

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[Error: unknown template qotd]Probably either Harriet Vane in the Lord Peter Wimsey books, or Anne in the Anne of Green Gables books.

Kind of a broad range. :-) My life has been a lot more like Anne's (leaving out the traumatic early childhood), and I think about certain things the way she does. But I also think about certain things the way Harriet does.

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