sunday stealing

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Book Questions

1. Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews? anything Barbara Kingsolver UGH!

2. If you could bring three characters to life for a social event (afternoon tea, a night of clubbing, perhaps a world cruise), who would they be and what would the event be? Armand Gamache, Professor Minerva McGonagall, and Precious Ramotswe--any event would be a blast

3. You are told you can't die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for awhile, eventually you realise it's past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave? One Hundred Years of Solitude--I TRIED to read it but would rather gouge out my eyes

4. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you've read, when in fact you've been nowhere near it? I can't think of anything

5. As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you had read, only to realise when you read a review about it/go to 'reread' it that you haven't? Which book? The Handmaid's Tale--when I saw the miniseries, I realized I hadn't read the book, I thought I had been assigned the book in school

6. You've been appointed Book Advisor to a VIP (who's not a big reader). What's the first book you'd recommend and why? it depends on if it's an adult or a young adult, male or female--there are too many variables! I have books I recommend for different genres, occasions, etc etc

7. A good fairy comes and grants you one wish: you will have perfect reading comprehension in the foreign language of your choice. Which language do you go with? I loved reading in French when I was in school--so I will go with either French or Italian

8. A mischievous fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will reread once a year for the rest of your life (you can read other books as well). Which book would you pick? something light for the Christmas season--The Gift of the Magi or A Christmas Carol

9. What's one bookish thing you 'discovered' from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)? that book blogging is a thing--I like keeping track of what I read

10. That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she's granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leatherbound? Is it full of first edition hardcovers? Pristine trade paperbacks? Perhaps a few favourite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead-let your imagination run free. It would have a wide variety of comfy chairs, maybe a chaise or two, lots of charging ports to keep the e-readers charged, great lighting both day and night, decorative prints or favorite quotes, fresh flowers, maybe some built in speakers for audio books or soft music, a housekeeper, cook, or other servers


Bev Sykes said...

Precious Ramotswe -- what fun! I love your library. Can I come and visit you?

CountryDew said...

Of course there should be music in the library! Bravo for thinking of it.

The Gal Herself said...

You and Armand, Armand and you. George Clooney should be getting jealous.

That's it. I'm moving in with you (and the housekeeper, cook and other servers).

Stacy said...

Music and chargers...must haves for the library that I didn't think of!
I don't think 100 Years of Solitude was ever on my radar and after following the link and reading the comments...I'm just going to forget I've heard of it.