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Book List Revisits

Back in 2009, I posted this list (and then forgot about it?):

My updates (and corrections) are in PURPLE.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen X

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien X

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte X

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (only one and I think it was the 2nd one…) FINISHED! Started at the beginning in June 2012 and finished in October 2013 ; still need to see all the movies.)

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee X

6 The Bible – X

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte X?

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell X

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (only the Golden Compass)

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens X

Total: 8  ADD 1 = 9

 

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott X

12 Tess of the D’UrbervillesThomas Hardy  APRIL 2011 for book club

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller X

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier X

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien X

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger X

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger X

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

Total: 6 ADD 1 = 7, cumulative 16

 

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell X

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald X (reread January 2013 in order to see the movie starring Leo)

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens YES! Loved it AND the BBC miniseries Dec 2012

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams – CHECK: August 2014

26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh –  January 2014

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll X (actually not sure I really read this, but … maybe)

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Total: 3 ADD 4 = 7, cumulative 23

 

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (only about 1/3 of it!) – took listening to the audio. November 2012

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens X

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis XXXX (loved these)

34 Emma-Jane Austen X

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen X

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis X

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hossein X

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden X

40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne X

Total: 9 ADD 1 = 10, cumulative 33

 

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell X

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown X

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving X (just last month!)

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins  X DECEMBER 2012

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery X

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy – March of THIS YEAR!  SQUEEEE

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood X

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding X

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan X

Total: 7 ADD 2 = 9, cumulative 42

 

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel X

52 Dune – Frank Herbert (attempted it a looooong time ago and never finished it)

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen X

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafo X

57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens X

58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – Mark Haddon X

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 5

 

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck X

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov X – October 2009 (never reviewed; just couldn’t)

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt – I do have the audiobook in queue…

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold X

65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas (own it, on the tbr pile) – YES YES YES Oct 2014 Audiobook – SO FUN.

66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding X

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie (abt 1/3 of this one, too)

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville – Another via audiobook which I highly recommend March 2013

Total: 3 ADD 3 = 6, cumulative 53

 

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett – Got this done in April 2011

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses – James Joyce – attempted only; still wonder if someday… May 2011

76 The Inferno – Dante – considering this on audio, thoughts?

77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal – Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

Total: 0 ADD 1 = 1, cumulative 54

 

80 Possession – AS Byatt – YES. Fabulous (and loved the movie, too.) May 2013

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens X

82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell – CHECK! March 2013 thanks to a readalong

83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker X

84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro X

85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White X

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – I read one of these… The Sign of the Four in March 2014

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

Total: 4 ADD 3 = 7, cumulative 61

 

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad – DONE June 2014

92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery X

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams – SWEET; so glad I’ve read this. June 2010

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas –

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare X (wait a gosh darn minute – Bills entire works is in the first ten listed?!)

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo X

Total: 3 ADD 2 = 5, cumulative 66

 

Grand Total: 48 add 18! ~66. YAY ME.  Not bad… (I have no idea where this list originated.)

 

 

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I was Meme-Tagged.

I was tagged or nominated to answer a few questions. I usually do what I am told. I rarely put up much argument. Whatever.

(Thank you Trisha!   smoooooooches!  I appreciate the being included, I do! I have always wanted a sister. xoxoxox)

THE QUESTIONS
1. What time of day do you typically read/do you prefer to read?
2. What is your strangest book related obsession?
3. Like which author do you wish you wrote?
4. Who do you think is the most over-rated author?
5. What do you think is the most over-rated book?
6. Which two authors would you like to see go head to head in a word-off (like a dance-off)?
7. I’ve always wanted to read Lord of the Rings in a cabin in the mountains or Nora Roberts in an Irish inn or The Woman in White in an abandoned asylum. What book-location pairing do you wish for?
8. Describe your bookish self in three words.
9. Name one of your favorite characters and what you would do with him/her if you had one day together.
10. If you had one extra day in the week, that nobody knew about and didn’t count, what would you with it?

THE ANSWERS (with the question rephrased as part of the answer like they try to teach in school.)
1. The time of day that I prefer to read is during the day. I like best to read outside in temperate weather with my dogs basking in the sunlight near me. I like to read on the boat, on a beach. I like to read in the tub with lots of bubbles and a glass of white wine that my husband refills as needed. I like to listen to audiobooks while walking the dogs and when driving around town. I do not  like to read in bed before sleep. I don’t think the posture of sitting in bed is ideal for me and I don’t like wondering where I was when I was so tired that I turned page after page without my memory keeping up the pace.
2. I can’t think of any book related obsession that I might have. Does keeping track of pie references while I read count? Or squealing with delight when my Twitter friends share pie references from books?
3. I wish I could write like Tracy Kidder. His narrative nonfiction is fabulous.
4. The most over-rated author in my opinion is…. Diana Gabaldon and/or  Ken Follett.
5. The most over-rated book is The Pillars of the Earth.
6. It could be interesting to see Kurt Vonnegut word-off with Haruki Murakami; if Vonnegut was available, that is.
7. A book-location pairing that I would wish for is to read anything by Virginia Woolf (but specifically a reread of To the Lighthouse) with a view of the ocean from St. Ives, Cornwall, England. In summer.
8. My bookish self in three words: Chatty, thoughtful, excited.
9. Liesel the Book Thief is one of my favorite characters and if we could have one day together, we would break into rich peoples’ libraries and steal their books then read them by the river while eating apples. But alas, the war would crowd ever-so closer and I’ll start to cry if I don’t figure out how to stop thinking about this book right now.
10. If I had one extra day in the week, that nobody knew about and didn’t count, I would watch movies.

 

FEEL FREE TO PLAY ALONG! How would YOU answer these questions?

 

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A to Z: It’s All Me & My Books

Thank you Trish for posting on this and I know I saw it somewhere else and they deserve credit but am not sure … Maybe MELISSA at Avid Reader? Post on/about her, soon… Trish credits the original source so go visit her if you haven’t already.

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Author you’ve read the most books from:  Wow, I just might have to admit Stephen King because, like Trish, we got totally swept up in a King-Twitter-Mania last year and I read so many I almost wonder if I overloaded and developed a reaction. An ADVERSE like, overdose, reaction. I really need some space from his books.

Best Sequel Ever: Going with a tried and true series from my youth:  The Chronicles of Narnia.

Currently Reading: Well, I started The Great Santini by Pat Conroy based on a recommendation of the author from a new friend after I admitted that I really didn’t know this Conroy she spoke of. 

Drink of Choice While Reading: Probably wine or beer. Or coffee. Or water. I never really pay attention to this link-up.

E-reader or Physical Book? I prefer a physical book but am not opposed to an e-reader. In fact, I’m trying to justify getting a Kindle when I have an iPad. But it’s the ol’ read-in-the-sunshine issue…

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: Dated in High School?! What’s that? I was studying. But… I could have a crush on most male characters in any/all John Green book.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:  The Book Thief. I can’t recall what I really expected of it before I started but having read it twice now, I love love LOVE it. And I probably should give IT by Stephen King a shoutout because I was on the Oh-God-King-Writes-Horror-Oh-Yuck bandwagon and I seriously LOVED the story and the story-telling of this interesting and crazy novel.

Hidden Gem Book: Gosh, NOTHING is coming to mind. Hidden Gem… Hmmmmmm. I am reaching here back to my High School days… I read Les Miserables and don’t have any memory of why I chose that book – other than it being foreign, classic and long. I wanted to show off – ha! And I adored it.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:  My fifth grade teacher read us The Hobbit. It was a BIG book; it was not considered a CHILDREN’s book. It was an “AHA” moment when I realized I was ready to move out of the little kids’ section of the library and so I fell head first into Agatha Christie. Funny, I never got to anything else by Tolkein but I did find The Chronicles of Narnia (yes, maybe ‘kids’ books – it wasn’t that I didn’t still read my age level) and counted them as faves for many many years.

Just Finished:  Uh, I’m in a non-reading phase at the moment. The last book I ‘read’ was actually the audio of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:  Suddenly, I keep finding the term Urban Fantasy popping up everywhere for me and since i have zero clue what genre this is, I will put it here. (Likely, somebody will challenge me to read and I will.)

Longest Book You’ve Read:  The Stand?  It?  Les Miz??  I have no idea.

Major book hangover because of: I don’t understand this. What is a book hangover?

Number of Bookcases You Own:  Two.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: The Book Thief – twice. Don’t think I have ever read any book three times.

Preferred Place To Read: Anywhere when the book is good. Probably could say my boat since I don’t have to get too specific with WHERE on the boat, right?

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:   

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” 

This is from The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Happy sigh.

“A writer needs four things to achieve greatness, Pasquale: desire, disappointment, and the sea.”
“That’s only three.”
Alvis finished his wine. “You have to do disappointment twice.” 

And this is from a lovely book that I thoroughly enjoyed THIS year, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

Reading Regret:  Huh? Twilight? nah, I don’t mind having said I’ve read that. I have no reading regrets that come to mind.

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):  Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Dragon Tattoo, Twilight, Pullman’s Dust series, the really oh-so-pretty colorful ones about the girl chemist who solves mysteries. Obviously, I don’t read series! It would be a lot easier to list series I have actually completed:  Lord of the Rings.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: The Book Thief, The History of Love, Mountains Beyond Mountains

Unapologetic Fangirl For: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:  No idea. I don’t keep up with what’s coming because I’m overwhelmed with wanting to read the ‘already here’ list.

Worst Bookish Habit: Or best, depending on if you’re trying to get my attention and I think you are annoying: My ability to zone out EVERYTHING and focus on my book.

X Marks The Spot:  Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel and I have had this on my tbr for what seems like forever. The first blurb on the back says “A tall tale, fairy tale, sopa-opera romance, Mexican cookbook, and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one.” and makes me curious about whether or not I can count this for #Diversiverse. IS it FANTASY enough? If you are unfamiliar with the #Diversiverse Initiative, please please PLEASE visit my friend Aarti at BookLust and see her wonderful explanation. Find a book and read it. Participate!!

I also want to read this because it is on the 1001 Books to Read Before I Die list.

Your latest book purchase: The Great Santini by Pat Conroy – not too fond, to be honest. Macho military guy who beats on his kids. Yuck. I was a third of the way in when I just couldn’t be inspired to pick it up again. I know, I know, I am sure I’m missing “the something” and sure, the writing is good but I really don’t have the stomach to see how the kids prevail and the guy gets his  come-uppance or a change of heart.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):  I really liked Where’d You Go Bernadette? Though, I am not one to read at night because I can’t stay awake and then have to re-read pages that never made it out of my sleep-brain to be remembered.


Ready to play along?

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Instagram and Photos Every Day

I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s tweets and photos for the monthly Photo-A-Day prompts and so I asked SuziQ about it. Turns out she posted earlier today how to get involved and what the plan is for August. So I’m in.

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CREDIT:  fat mum slim has the how-to-play here.

This might also be a good writing prompt for my year of letter writing. I wasn’t very diligent in July. Let’s hope August is better.

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Musings about Clouds and Such

“Then what do you love, you extraordinary stranger?”

“I love clouds . . . drifting clouds . . . there . . . over there . . . marvelous clouds.”

-Charles Baudelaire, 1862

Mailbox Monday? Nope. the only books I got in the mail, I’ve already told you about or are gifts that I will wrap and send on. Wouldn’t want to ruin a surprise.

Library Loot?  Yes, I should look for that meme… YES!  FOUND IT.  I still have time to participate. (Looks like it starts a new week tomorrow.)

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. 

From the library; inspired by my current reading of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell:

 The Invention of Clouds by Richard Hamblyn

The Invention of Clouds is the true story of Luke Howard, the amateur English meteorologist who in 1802 gave the clouds their names — cumulus, cirrus, stratus. He immediately gained international fame, becoming a cult figure among artists and painters — Goethe, Constable, and Coleridge revered him — and legitimizing the science of meteorology. Part history of science, part cultural excavation, this is not only the biography of a man, but of a moment: the cultural birth of the modern scientific era.

Oh, I thought it was a memoir – WRONG, it’s a biography. Cool. Not sure I will do more than flip through and skim around but it captured my imagination in some way so, here it is.

I am enjoying Cloud Atlas very much! It is just screaming to be finished and I’m showing tremendous restraint not devouring it right to the end. I just finished the second Timothy Cavendish section.

But I have decided to put it down, not rush it and see if I can finish Byatt’s Angels and Insects. JUST found out this morning that a movie was made of the first novella “Morpho Eugenia” but was titled Angels and Insects and I so want to get my hands on it!

So far this month, I have yet to finish a book. Egads.

Letter writing is going well, though. I’ve slowed to down or returned to my goal of one a day so it seems more relaxed than February. Now that I’m receiving more letters, I have a list that includes my new penpals and not so many family members. Though, glancing at the calendar, I need to put a birthday card for my cousin in today’s mail or it will be late.

Happy Monday!  What are YOU reading?

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Mailbox Monday 3.12.12

Monday Mailbox Hosted by Anna at Diary of an Eccentric.

So a week or so ago, I saw that Kailana was going to check out Molly Peacock’s HOW TO READ A POEM… book and so I wanted to do that, too!

If I consider that the EMAIL from the library telling me it was ready for pickup was sent to me e-MAIL inBOX, then I can participate in this meme, right?

On the audiobook front, I have news. I laundered my cellphone last weekend and decided the iPhone would be be best replacement so I now get to explore audio books!!! I haven’t yet. It’s on the to-do list.

I’ve already joined Audibles and downloaded their FREE offer and then CANCELED my membership because I wasn’t happy with the whole situation (downloaded book, couldn’t get it to work on my mp3 player, blahblahblah, etc.) so now I’m wondering, what is the best way to get audiobooks?  Library?  Yes, I will explore the Overdrive app first and see what happens – but I will GLADLY take advice.

HAPPY MONDAY

Don’t forget – Pi Day is Wednesday!  Make a pie or eat a pie to celebrate and get your math on.

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Wordless Wednesday

Happy Leap Year!

Don’t forget, we start Cloud Atlas tomorrow…

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Poetry for February

Today is the last day of the month and that means…

 POETRY!

Kailana has the sign in, or will?  And Lu is the other co-conspirator to make the last day of every month a celebration of poetry.

I thought about copying down a few Tennyson poems that were featured in the Byatt novella I just finished late last night, Morpho Eugenia (so good!) but. I’m not sure where I put the book. *lookingaroundroom*

THEN, I had the brilliant idea to go google for Leap Day poems but wasn’t inspired.

So, then I went and did some chores and am right now avoiding other chores and sat down to see if I could compose anything myself,with my poet-hat on. I do my best poetm-writing when I just sit and see what pops into my head.

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I wish, I wish upon a star

But then wonder, can I do that?

It’s daylight, no stars in the sky at the moment,

And I’m obviously borrowing a line from someone else’s poem,

Is that stealing?

What is my wish?

World peace, I toast; I wish for cheerfulness and kindness.

I wish for easy decisions and less hassles,

Realizing immediately that my first world problems are silly.

Silliness but they are my sillinesses. My world.

Silly should be reserved for giggles and frivolity

not judging the quality of petty problems, anyway.

I wish I could find a swing and sail into the sky,

the sunny daytime starless sky.

Well?  How’d I do? Happy February Poetry Day!

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Mailbox Monday 2.27.12

Mailbox Monday 2.27.12

Mailbox Monday 2.27.12

  Mailbox Monday is a Meme currently hosted by MetroReader.

I picked up the following at Goodwill on Saturday so not quite ‘mailbox’ but more like New-Books-In-the-House:

  I really enjoyed Oryx and Crake.

 Seems to be one of those books you should read cuz everyone has.

  I’m sure this will be grittier than the movie.

Now for a LetterMo report. Three days to go! Still time for me to write you a letter if you want one. Or want to receive an ARTFUL postcard! Just DM me your snail-addy to @BkClubCare or e/m to BkClubCare [at] GMail.

I have written/sent (not including today tomorrow and Leap Day (Wednesday)) 75 pieces of mail. Twenty of these pieces were to family, most likely Valentine’s Day cards – I have 11 Nieces and Nephews. I sent 12 birthday cards and 11 postcards. I wrote 9 letters to 6 other LetterMo participants. Thirteen thank-you cards were mailed thanking various kindnesses; one bereavement card. I received a sad and moving thank-you back for that bereavement card. Only one of the birthday cards has been acknowledged. No judging; just the facts.

Postcards seem to generate the most responses — tweets, Facebook acknowledgements, emails, etc.

In all, I received 13 pieces of mail (not counting a bookmooched book; but I sent a thank-you to the nice person who mailed it to me.) I received a gift of a heart-shaped bottle opener – and immediately sent a thank-you. I received some cool postcards, a bookmark and a lovely haiku. One LetterMo letter did not have a return address on so I am sadly unable to reply. One LetterMo letter (to Winnipeg) I intend on writing tomorrow.

I received two Valentine’s Day cards myself; a text message of ‘Thank You’ came from the mother on behalf one niece. (What about the nephew, same household?)

I have sent letters to California, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Alabama, Massachusetts (to an address just around the corner from me), Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Virginia, Missouri, Florida, Connecticut, New York, Nebraska, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Canada:  Nova Scotia, Toronto and Calgary Alberta. Overseas in both directions: Belgium and the Netherlands, South Korea and the Philippines.

I wrote one author a fan letter.

THANK YOU EVERYONE who has offered me their addresses, have requested to receive mail and/or let me know it arrived!  I do NOT do this so I can get mail back necessarily, but it IS nice to know something sent was received. Did I miss you?!  I do feel like I’ve failed someone but can’t figure it out…

I know 12 people who celebrate birthdays in March and I intend to mail them each a card.

Looks like my year of letter writing has some strong momentum, wouldn’t you agree?

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That Eclectic Eccentric New Mom Tagged Me!

I’ve been tagged by Ms. Trisha at Eclectic-Eccentric.  Here goes.

Rules
1 You must post the rules.
2 Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the  people you’ve tagged.
3 Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4 Let them know you’ve tagged them!
Questions from Trisha and my answers
1. What is your favorite piece of art?
My favorite piece of art in my house is totally original — the shower curtain that I had commissioned. Will show in a followup post (not in the mood to take photo, upload, blahblahblah. Do remind me if I forget! But I won’t because I want to put on Pinterest anyway, so I can throw the artist some exposure.)
2. What literary character do you think would make an awesome world leader?
Enzo the dog from The Art of Racing in the Rain.
3. What color do you think should be outlawed from clothing?
None. I love color and the right to self-expression. 
4. Hats. Yes or no? YES!!  I love hats.
5. What contemporary novel should be added to the high school curriculum?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak because it is awesome. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami because it is odd.
6. What book featuring real people do you think could work if the characters were switched to animals?
Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier.
7. Genetically designed humans. Hell yes or absolutely not?
Nah. I say no.  
8. What book would you like to see get parodied a la Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?
Anna Karenina?  (Did you know that Jude Law and Kiera Knightley are making a movie this year of AK?!?!!)
9. What book would you absolutely hate to see get parodied?
Can’t think of anything…   Hmm… Pondering… uh…
10. TV. Awesome source of entertainment or horrifying time suck?
Yes.
11. What literary character should immediately jump off the page and into your bed?
Sherlock Holmes aka Robert Downey Jr.
MY QUESTIONS for 11 Bloggers NOW TAGGED by ME (with zero pressure – do if you want, I totally get it if you don’t want to.)
1.  Tell me about any letters you’ve written lately to a friend just for the heck of it?
2. Do you have a favorite beer?
3. If you ever write a book (or if you have), which genre would it be/is it?
4. What is your favorite dish to cook?
5. Didn’t Trisha ask some awesome questions?
6. How would you have answered her No.9?
7. Do you have a favorite number?
8. Tell me a nonfiction book idea subject that you think I should write a book on because there isn’t one already?
9. Did you like my answers to No. 5 for book that should be H.S. curricula?
10. Red or white?
11. Would you be embarrassed to receive a postcard with artwork by Dali? ya know – the erotic variety?  I have some if you want one. I’m kinda embarrassed to send.
TAGGED!    Aths, Vasilly, LaurieC, Kailana, BermudaOnion, Ti, Sheila, Amused, Nancy, Dorte, and Anna – all of you have commented lately (at the time I wrote this post) and as far as I can tell, have not already been tagged.  Really – whatever. If you need a post idea, I’m giving you one, if not – no biggie.  :)   But if you do feel the fun to play along, come tell me because I can’t get my google-alert to work – the one that is supposed to tell me when somebody links to me?  I fails to catch 90%. Thanks. :D

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