Monday, March 21, 2005

Meme involving books--I think

So David tapped me for this pluse he called me cool. I'm sure I'll never find 3 people who haven't done it.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
I just order Fahrenheit 451, having never finished the thing eons ago. There's a good reason.

So which book? I'm assuming I pick a book that I want to preserve. I have to pick just one? This is so unfair--oh wait (thinking out loud, ha) . . . The Riverside Shakespeare. Better get to work on that. If I have to pick a single play, it would be Twelfth Night or Cymbeline. I know I should pick Hamlet, but I want happy stuff. Hopefully, I'll get to memorize the whole thing.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Hmmm. I'm sure that I have, but I can't think of anyone right now. I tried to avoid books with male protagonists in the era in which I would have been susceptible to crushes, so maybe I missed out on that whole thing.

The last book you bought is:
I just bought four: Fahrenheit 451, 1984, We've got blog, and Little Children

The last book you read:
I just finished Amateur Marriage--really, really good.

What are you currently reading?
Cluetrain Manifesto--also good, but getting boring. I'm also always re-reading Dilbert comic books; I can't help myself.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:
Well, I'd take the Riverside Shakespeare because I'm assuming I'd forget it before I go to the island and if I did memorize it, it might provide me with, um, necessities.
One Hundred Years of Solitude, because I haven't read it in a while and I could probably read it more than once, maybe 3 or 4 times at least.
Ulysses. I've actually read this book and it made sense to me, but it might make more sense after my head has baked in the sun for a while.
Confederacy of Dunces--for some humor
Jude the Obscure--because I couldn't think of anything else and it might actually make my own life seem wonderful by comparison

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons)? And Why?
Bitch, Ph.D.--cause she's cool and needs a break from all the politics stuff she's doing right now. And I'd like to see her bookshelf
Jimbo--Maybe it will be a break from the visit by big gorilla.
New Kid--I know she's reading something cool.