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09

A Literary Geek Meme in 1 Part

A Literary Geek Meme in 1 Part

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

Robert A Heinlein. Own everything he wrote in one form or another. Slowly trying to get all the Hardcovers.

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

The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs I own a first edition HC, three different paperback versions (Bought for the different covers) and The Modern version of all three books of the series all collected together.

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

Nope I have horrible grammar and writing skills so why would I care?

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

Tara Chace from Greg Rucka’s Queen and Country series.

4a) What fictional character would you most like to be?

Someone who has survived the end of the world type outbreak (along with my family I wouldnt want to have to watch them die)…

4b) What fictional character do you think most resembles you?

Donald Duck.

5) What book have you read the most times in your life?

The Stand by Stephen King.

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

The Tripod Trilogy.

7) What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?

World War Z. It wasnt a bad book. I was just a little let down after all the hype.

8 ) What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?

The Secret life of Harry Houdini

9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?

Traction Man meets Turbo Dog. Just to make sure to remind people that life should be fun.

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

JK Rowling. Forget if the books themselves are “literature” look at how many people actually read a book because of her.

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

Nothing, I am always so let down in the movies…

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

Anything I have read.

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.

When I read the Monster Island series I kept dreaming I was a zombie fighter.

14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?

The Conan the Barbarian series.

15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?

Les Miserables.

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen?

Othello?

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians?

The Russians.

18) Roth or Updike?

Updike, not a big fan of Roth.

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?

Neither.

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?

Shakespeare.

21) Austen or Eliot?

Austen.

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

Havent read a ton from the Beat Generation, and dont have much desire to.

23) What is your favorite novel?

War of the Worlds or Frankenstein.

24) Play?

Julies Ceasar by William Shakespeare.

25) Poem?

A number of different ones by ee cummings. (Tea’s Fault.)

26) Essay?

Can’t Say I have one…

27) Short story?

An occurance at Owl Creak Bridge.

28) Work of non-fiction?

The Coming Plague.

29) Who is your favorite writer?

Robert A. Heinlein.

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today?

James Patterson. I like his books, but he is just a machine now. Doesnt even write the majority of the books with his name on them.

31) What is your desert island book?

The Stand

32) And … what are you reading right now?

I am reading all of the following right now. Each book is in a different spot and what I read is based off of where I am at the time.

DC Showcase: Blackhawks V.1
Critical Space by Greg Rucka
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
Flash Gordon – Mac Raboy years V.4

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4 Responses to “A Literary Geek Meme in 1 Part”


  1. 1 lizaanne42
    June 25, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    This is great! Can I borrow it for my blog?
    –Lizaanne
    http://lizaanne42.wordpress.com/

  2. 4 lizaanne42
    June 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Oh, btw, I saw the Doctor Who pages. Fun stuff! Check out Flashing Blade podcast on itunes, etc, if you haven’t already. He’s doing a review of Genesis of the Daleks in an upcoming episode.


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