Friday, October 19, 2007

Tagged

Jess G seems to be under the impression that I read frequently, which is not entirely inaccurate. Unfortunately, I have been consumed with textbooks for so long, reading for fun was tossed aside. Nonetheless, I will try my best! :)

Hardcover or paperback, and why?

Absolutely paperback! They are less expensive, durable and since they are often smaller than their hardcover buddies, they fit well in my bag.

If I were to own a book shop I would call it…

Between the Lines

I'm far from creative! Part of the fun of reading is your individual experience with the work.

My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is…

'Tuesdays with Morrie' written by Mitch Albom truly touched my heart. There were many lessons from this short read, but my favorite:

"Do the kinds of things that come from the heart. When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envious, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back."

The author (alive or deceased) I would love to have lunch with would be …

Frank McCourt, hands down! I fell in love with Angela's Ashes. I loved him so much that I attended a book signing when 'Teacher Man' was published. I was so nervous I couldn't even open my mouth. It was really quite silly. Frank McCourt is quite humorous, even in person. I love reading about people that overcome great obstacles in their life. It inspires me in so many ways.

If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except from the SAS survival guide, it would be ...

My scrapbook! I know that wasn't the expected answer. I know it would make me happier to be able to look at those photos often.

I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that...

Wouldn't it be great to find an automatic book lock? Page turners are fantastic, but staying up all night reading can make going to work the next morning very difficult. Sometimes, it would be nice to have a book that locked at bedtime. That would end the "one more chapter" game. :) Of course, weekends don't count.


If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be…

I have no clue! I'm drawing a blank.

The most overestimated book of all times is…

I'm not qualified to answer this question. I'm not a very critical reader. I also rarely follow the hype on books. I usually read "popular" books several years after they were published.

I hate it when a book...

I hate it when a book drags on or ends too soon. There is a very fine balance. If I cannot get into a book within the first few chapters, I put it away. I don't have the patience. On the other hand, I hate it when I am truly enjoying a book and it ends.



4 comments:

Jess said...

:-)

100 Percent Cottam said...

this is a really fun one! very interesting to read.

Bonita said...

I also dread it when a good book ends. It is like a good friend has moved away. I hope you'll always have a good book handy.

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

This is fun! I too love books. I makes me so grateful to have the blessing of living in a country where literacy is easy to achieve. Can you imagine life without being able to read? I was thinking that on the metro this morning...