Monday, October 01, 2007

A bunch of crap you don't really care about

I love procrastinating, so I figured I should fill out this quaint little questionnaire that I've seen on a few other bookblogs. Enjoy.

1. Hardcover or paperback, and why? Paperback, usually. I really only purchase hardcovers when they are on sale, or when the author is a favorite.

2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it... Hm. I’m so not creative. Let’s go with Bibliolatry. If it ain't broke and all that...

3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is... The opening to Lolita:

Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lolita. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.

I also love this line from Paradise Lost: Long is the way / And hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.

There are more, but those are just the first two that sprang to mind.

4. The author (alive or deceased) I would love to have lunch with would be... Wow, there are so many. Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Bronte.

5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be... one of my Norton Anthologies. But, in all honesty, I can’t really think about such a situation, I get stomach cramps thinking about having only one book.

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that... automatically organizes my books for me.

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of... promise.

8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be... Alice from Alice in Wonderland. That tiny little crumpet always looked so tasty.

9. The most overestimated book of all times is... The DaVinci Code.

10. I hate it when a book... gets bent, torn, creased, etc.

Well, now. That was enlightening.

1 comment:

Andi said...

I keep meeting you people who hate when books are worn . . Me, I like a book to look well-loved - intact, but wrinkled and spine broken - like a beautiful old woman whose silver hair and creased cheeks show her beauty. But that's just me.
Andi -