Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bibliophile Survey

1) What author do you own the most books by?
James Patterson

2) What book do you own the most copies of?
I don't do multiples

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
not really

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Agent Pendergast

5) What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children; i.e., Goodnight Moon does not count)?
Where the Red Fern Grows -- Wilson Rawls

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass -- Lewis Carroll
7) What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
He's Just not that into you -- Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo

8) What is the best book you've read in the past year?
Angels & Demons -- Dan Brown

9) If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?
Still Life With Crows -- Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature?

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
Scavenger -- David Morrell

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Goodnight Nobody -- Jennifer Weiner

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
i dont remember dreams

14) What is the most lowbrow book you've read as an adult?
Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer

15) What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
House of Leaves -- Mark Z. Danielewski

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you've seen?
Ive only Seen Romeo Juliet

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians?

18) Roth or Updike?

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?

21) Austen or Eliot?

22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
CS Lewis

23) What is your favorite novel?
Till We Have Faces

24) Play?
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

25) Poem?
Paradise Lost - Milton

26) Essay?
Unearthing Herstory -- Annette Kolodony

27) Short story?
1408 -- Stephen King

28) Work of nonfiction?
Bird By Bird Some Instructions On Writing and Life -- Anne Lamott

29) Who is your favorite writer?
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
Nora Roberts

31) What is your desert island book?
Nightmares and Dreamscapes -- Stephen King

32) Who is your favorite critic or scholar?

33) Who is your favorite philosopher?

34) Who is your favorite public intellectual?

35) And... what are you reading right now?
The Eight - Katherine Neville


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