Friday, May 8, 2009

Finally a book tag...

Here goes:
1) What author do you own the most books by?
Jean Plaidy

2) What book do you own the most copies of?
Chronicles of Narnia

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Bulldog Drummond, William

5) What book have you read the most times in your life?
All by Richmal crompton, Biggles, Narnia Chronicles, the Hobbit, Bulldog Drummond, books by Jean Plaidy and Georgette Heyer, PG Wodehouse, Noel Streatfeild

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?

7) What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
dunno really but I suspect I have outgrown Mills and Boons...what a pity!

8)What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
The reluctant fundamentalist

9) If you could force everyone to read one book, what would it be?
My book, so I can get the royalty :) (Just kidding!)

The Far Pavilions...

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?
Me, if I can get off my A@# and start writing all the books I have planned out in my head! (Just kidding) ...
Iain Banks

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?

Ballet Shoes; the hobbit

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
Dreamed that like Scarlett I didn't recognise the most important things in my life until I lost them. Thankfully not true!

14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
too many to remember :)

15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

16) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?

17) Austen or Eliot?

18) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Indian authors - find most of them too bloody depressing

19) What is your favorite novel?
The Far Pavilions

20) Play?
Cats - love the TS Eliot poems

21) Short story?
Saki; O Henry

22) Work of non-fiction?
biographies; emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman

23) Who is your favorite writer?
No one writer... PG Wodehouse, Bill Bryson, Helen Fielding, J K Rowling, JRR Tolkein, Jerome K Jerome, Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare, TS Eliot, MM Kaye, Jean Plaidy, Enid Blyton, CS Lewis, Noel Streatfield, Richmal Crompton...

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