Wednesday, April 13, 2005

book meme

I stole this little meme from ginger. feel free to steal it too! I should preface my results by saying that I don't always read children's books, I normally read literature. it's just that I was reading the newer Harry Potter books to prepare for reading the new book (100 days!) and then started reading the older ones so I would have read them all.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
it's hard to imagine wanting to be anywhere other than where I am right now. life is pretty damn sweet for the most part. but bookwise, I guess the world described in Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf would do. especially since the entire book takes place in one day. and it's pretty girly. love, love, love this book!

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
not really. the closest I could come to that is probably Florentino Ariza from Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. he was such a romantic but in a realistic way.

The last book you bought is:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. I heart Harry!

The last book you read:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. yeah, I know.

What are you currently reading?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. leave me alone!

Five books you would take to a deserted island…and why?
  1. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, my favorite author. I just get lost in the world he created. and the picture of him on the back cover reminds me of my grandfather.
  2. Lolita by Vladmir Nabakov. I loooove Nabakov. I did only read it because of that song by the Police but it turned out to be a pretty damn good book.
  3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. one of my favorite books from my childhood. the selflessness of the tree is somehow very moving and admirable.
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. great characters, great love story. I've read this book a million times and could read it a million more.
  5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. another of my favorite authors. Tolstoy's stories are timeless. I could probably fill my whole list with his books.
Who are you going to pass this stick to and why?
I'm posting it here for everyone to steal plus I'm putting it on my livejournal but that's it.


panthergirl said...

I was going to pick up the book meme, but it is SO impossible for me to narrow the books I love down (just like you can't narrow down who your favorite author is! LOL)

I loved 100 Years of Solitude as well. One of these days I'm going to read Anna Karenina.

Have you read Milan Kundera? He's definitely one of my faves.

Michelle said...

I have not read any Milan Kundera but I will deinitely check him out. thanks for the tip!

did you get your book of birthdays yet?