21 Questions

I stole this from Mary at www.notitles.com.  She stole it from someone else, and I really liked it.  I made a few changes to add some of my favorite books. 

1. What author do you own the most books by?  Either John Irving or Graham Greene.  Those are two of my favorites.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?  Hmmm. That’s tricky because I’m always finding duplicate copies of different novels.  I have a lot of dictionaries.  Does that count?

3. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?  If I’m being completely honest I have to say Jacob Black from the Twilight series.  However, if you want something more impressive, I would have to say Maurice Bendrix from The End of the Affair.  It’s easy to love him.

4. What book have you read more than any other?  The Twits by Roald Dahl.  So funny. 

5. What was your favorite book when you were 10 years old?  Matilda by Roald Dahl.  I still love that book.

6. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?  I guess I would have to say Ordinary People by Judith Guest.  It was so depressing, and at the end I felt like nothing had been accomplished.  I felt defeated.

7. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?  Easy.  The World According to Garp by John Irving.  Loved it.

8. If you could tell everyone to read one book what would it be?  Can I cheat and have a male and female author?  Sure I can.  I would say The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and The World According to Garp.

9. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?  Well, I didn’t like 1984 by George Orwell, but I didn’t find it a difficult read.  It was just difficult to finish.  A difficult read was The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.  Ugh.

10. What was the best book a friend ever gave you?  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

11. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?  Jane Austen.  I haven’t read one.  I’ve tried and I will continue to work on it.

12. Best Play?  It has to be Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.  Recently I read Ondine by Jean Giraudoux, and that was enjoyable.

13. Best Poem?  “This Is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams because of how beautifully simple it is.

14. BestNonfiction?  The best biography is Dean and Me: (A Love Story) by Jerry Lewis and James Kaplan.  If you want nonfiction in general it is Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown.

15. Best Graphic Novel?  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

16. Best Fantasy?  The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris is always entertaining.  Frank E. Peretti’s Monster was unique and not what I expected.  I loved it.

17. Best Horror?  ’Salem’s Lot by Stephen King.  Can you tell I like vampire books?  Well, not all of them.

18. Best Young Adult?  This is difficult because I love young adult books.  Holes by Louis Sachar might be my favorite or Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher.

19. Best Spiritual Book?  Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller because I think everyone can enjoy it.  So good.

20. Favorite author?  John Irving, without a doubt.

21. What are you reading right now?   Well, I have a problem reading one book at a time because I always feel so overwhelmed by all I want to read.  I’m reading House-Keeping Vs. The Dirt  and A Long Way Down, both by Nick Hornby.

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