Thursday, April 28, 2005

Is it dumb of me that I don't get why it's called book "memed"?

My favorite male blogger has asked me to do this and since I really have nothing better to do before my weekly group meeting starts I thought I'd let you all in on my personal literary life.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
  • Well, since in that book they're burning all the books and erasing the past it really wouldn't matter which book I was. They all get burnt up because 451 degrees F is the temperature that paper burns at.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

  • Sydney Carton from Tale of Two Cities. He starts out as such a jerk, but by the end is the one of the most Nobel characters in literature.

This last book you bought is....

  • Falling Leaves by Adeline Mah Yen.

What are you currently reading?

  • The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elizabeth Robinson
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Falling Leaves by Adeline Mah Yen

Five Books you would take to a deserted island:

  1. Lord of the Flies....I've never read it but I think it would be fitting.
  2. The complete works of Edgar Allen Poe.....so I could see that things could always get worse.
  3. Atlas Shrugged.....so that I could realize that being away from the rest of society might just be a good thing.
  4. Tale of Two Cities....it's my favorite and I could read it over and over.
  5. My scriptures....I'm a goodie two shoes through and through.

Who are you going to pass this stick to? and why?

  1. Brittany because she reads more than anyone else I know.
  2. Anth because she only posts if she has an assigned topic.
  3. Bryan because he likes off the way theories.

7 comments:

Edge said...

A woman of literary depth! David Copperfield and Tale of Two Cities?!?! Awesome! Great to see an interest in the classics in this neo-post-dime-novel era we trapse through!
~Jef

Anth said...

David Copperfield was recommended to me by my boss. You'll have to let me know how you like it. Poe might not be the best for a deserted island - I could see it driving a person to suicide. As for your comment about me - so rude, but so true.

Maggie said...

I don't know if I'd like to take Lord of the Files to a deserted island, unless I'd want my brains beaten out of me.

Bryan said...

I hate making lists!!! I'll do it, but...

Ok. Maybe it won't be so bad.

Xiporah said...

Lord of the Flies is an excellent book. I doubt you would have the hardships and the terror to deal with that those little boys in the book have to deal with. Ralph, Jack, Piggy, Simon (my favorite character), the twins, Percival...those are all names I will never forget. I highly suggest it.

You are reading a lot of books right now! I am reading a humor book called The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living dead.

What can I say? I like B Zombie flicks. It gets me funny looks on the Subway

Elle said...

Have we figured out why it is called a "memed"??

Katie said...

Elle, I never did. Glad to know you couldn't figure it out either