Multiple choice quiz:
Whenever I post a meme you can tell I have nothing to write about because:
a) not much is going on worth writing about
b) I’m so busy I don’t have time to post
c) I am pondering some big ideas and have not yet worked out what I want to say
d) all of the above
I’ll leave it to you to decide which it is. In the mean time, please accept with my apologies the following:
1. What author do you own the most books by?
Me: Probably Bill Bryson: In a Sunburned Country, A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Small Island, Short History of Nearly Everything (2 copies, original and updated illustrated edition) and probably more that I can’t think of off the top of my head right now.
JBug: Dr Seuss or Jan Brett
Modgirl: JRR Tolkien
2. What book do you own the most copies of?
All of us: Peterson’s Guide to Eastern Birds-copies of that seem to multiply somehow.
3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Me: only a little.
Superboy:I don’t care.
JBug: No. What’s a preposition?
Modgirl: The first one, yes, but the second one was ok.
4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Me: Indiana Jones.
Superboy: Alana from Song of the Lioness series.
Modgirl: Fitzwilliam Darcy
5. What book have you read the most times in your life?
Me:I am not a big re-reader. In fact I cannot think of any book I have read for myself more than once, other than field guides.Now, if it was a read-aloud to the children then it would be Dr Seuss’s ABC book or The Big Honey Hunt.
Superboy: SAS Survival Handbook
JBug: Superman comic book.
6. Favorite book as a ten year old?
Me: The Black Stallion series.
Superboy: Spiderwick books
Modgirl: The Rats of Nimh series
7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
Me: I don’t know. I tend to not read a book unless I am pretty sure I’ll like it. I don’t have time to waste on bad books.
Superboy: can’t remember. Some dumb book about a book made of dragon skin that eats people, or something like that.
Modgirl:I read part of Twilight and nearly threw up. Needless to say I did not finish it.
8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
Me: Animal Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Superboy: The Hunger Games(thanks, Lissa!)
JBug: Amelia Bedelia
Modgirl: Paradise by Toni Morrison
9. If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?
Me: I’m not into forcing people to read. But perhaps some science books would be a good idea.
Superboy: cannot choose.
Modgirl: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
Me: Next by Michael Creighton
Superboy: Redwall by Brian Jaques
JBug:The Sign of the Seahorse by Graeme Base
Modgirl: Idlewild by Nick Sagan
11. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
Me: Annals of the Former World, By John McPhee. Still slogging through this one after a year or so. It’s really good, but I just find it very difficult reading for some reason.
Superboy: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
JBug: was so proud to be able to read One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr Seuss.
Modgirl:Atlas Shrugged or Watership Down
12. What is your favorite book?
Me: Impossible to say.
Superboy: I have at least 50 favorite books, but if forced to choose it might be Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
JBug: Ginger Pye
Me: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) So hilarious!
Superboy: Romeo and Juliet (the modern version with Leo DiCaprio)
Modgirl: Children of Eden (to read) Lion King on broadway (to watch)
Me:Umm… so hard to choose. I really like Robert Frost, so perhaps one of his. But it depends on my mood.
Superboy: The Raven
Modgirl: Gate C22
Me: Lots of stuff by John Taylor Gatto
Modgirl: Coda from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
16. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
Superboy: Stephanie Meyer
Modgirl: Stephanie Meyer
17. What is your desert island book?
Me: Outward Bound Wilderness First Aid Handbook
Superboy:Man vs Wild: Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on Earth by Bear Grylls
JBug: A survival book that has pictures (like SAS Survival Handbook)
Modgirl: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson(I could read this a thousand times)
18. And . . . what are you reading right now?
Me:Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (so far it is charmimg!)
Superboy: SilverFin (A young James Bond Adventure) by Charlie Higson
JBug: Ginger Pye (read-aloud)
Modgirl: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007
And there you have it! Let me know if you decide to play along!
(ht: Matilda, Jennifer, Faith, and Erica )
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