Some questions about books…

Heather at Sparkomatic tagged me on this latest book meme. I suppose I can find some time to answer!

Q: You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

No idea. I’m one of those horrible people who’s never actually made it through F451. Maybe that will be my summer reading project, and then I can answer this question better.

Q: Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

Oh yes! Lots of them. There are all sorts of characters in various fantasy series that I’ve had crushes on – usually elves and the like. Yes, that should set the geek alarms ringing. My most recent human fictional character crush was on Thursday Next.

Q: The last book you bought was:

I just hit up Borders for gifts this weekend, and I know some people who read this are recipients of them, so I won’t tell you what those books were. But one of the ones I got for myself is 1000 Places to See Before You Die. Travel bug has bit, and hard.

Q: The last book you read.

Unfortunately, The Cluetrain Manifesto. I did not enjoy it, not one bit.

Q: What are you currently reading?

The Eternity Code, which is the third book in the Artemis Fowl series. These are both fun and fluffy, my two requirements in leisure reading.

Q: Five books you would take to a desert island.

  1. The Oxford English Dictionary. The shorter 2-volume edition, for letting my mind wander over words and their meanings and origins (and because I suspect that bringing the 30-some-odd volume longer edition is somehow cheating…).
  2. Watership Down. Because it’s an epic story of fleeing, fighting, and finding home again.
  3. Book of Women Poets: From Antiquity to Now. Because I figure with some free time on a desert island, I might begin to understand and appreciate poetry more.
  4. I’m going to borrow Heather’s idea of a blank book/sketchbook, so I can chronicle my experiences.
  5. National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky. I confess that I swiped this from someone else’s list, but I think it’s a brilliant decision. What better to do at night than to watch and learn about the stars?

Q: Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 people) and why?

I’m actually not going to pass it on. If you’d like to do it, feel free, but I can’t think clearly enough to pass it on to anyone right now.