Me and My Books Meme

I’ve seen this book meme lots of places, but it’s one in which I haven’t participated yet. At least, I don’t think so – if I did, it was so long ago that I don’t remember. 🙂

1. What author do you own the most books by?
Probably C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
I have two copies of Trinity by Leon Uris, because I have a mass market paperback edition, and then I have a first edition that my best friend bought me for Christmas a couple years ago. But I usually don’t have multiple copies of books. Oh, I also have an ARC of Tigerheart by Peter David, and a signed hardback edition, and I’ll be purchasing the paperback because it has my blurb. So that will be the book I own the most copies of.

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
A little bit, but obviously not enough to change the last sentence of my answer. 😉

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Connor Larkin from Trinity and Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

5. What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children)?
Hmmm…. I have re-read a lot of favorite children’s novels. Probably From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. I read it dozens of times as a kid, and then read it aloud to my daughter a couple years ago.

6. What was your favourite book when you were ten years old?
See my answer to #5. 🙂

7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
That would be a book of short stories called Irish Girls Are Back in Town.

8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
Probably a three-way tie between The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway, and Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center. Three completely different and unique books.

9. If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
Probably The Hunger Games – if they haven’t already.

10. Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature?
I have no idea.

11. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
I think Trinity would make a great film – if I could be in on the casting. 🙂

12. What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Not sure. I’ll have to think on this one.

13. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
It took a while to keep the characters straight in Anna Karenina, what with all the Russian names and nicknames.

14. Roth or Updike?
I’ve never read either. ~blush~

David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
I think Sedaris is hilarious, especially when he’s reading his work aloud. I’ve never read anything by Eggers.

Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Definitely Shakespeare.

Austen or Eliot?
I haven’t read any Eliot yet, though Middlemarch is on my to-read list. I love Austen – well, everything except Northanger Abbey, which I thought was just okay.

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9 Responses to Me and My Books Meme

  1. Kathy says:

    I have all 3 of the books you mentioned as your favorites from the last year and haven’t had a chance to read any of them. 🙁

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  3. Austen, all the way… trust me on that. Eliot is like reading the ingredients on the shampoo bottle, only not as exciting. LOL… well, IDK… If you liked Emma, you might like Eliot. Actually, Thomas Hardy and Eliot read a lot a like, I thought. I haven’t read Middlemarch yet, it’s also on my TBR pile.

    I agree with you on Russian epics. It’s a lot to keep up with the character’s names and nicknames.

  4. It’s so fun to see Everyone Is Beautiful on your Top 3 list for the past year! And I’m so with you about David Sedaris. He’s so brilliant. Many good wishes–and thanks again!

  5. Deanna says:

    This was a fun meme to read.

    The Hunger Games is a fantastic book. My 11 yo just finished reading this book and she loved it.

    I just saw From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil on my bookshelf. I plan on reading it. My older daughter read it several years back and really enjoyed the book.

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  7. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    Kathy – I’m not surprised – I’ve seen your Mailbox Monday posts – I don’t know how you keep up! 🙂

    Kool-Aid Mom – OK, comparing Eliot to Hardy makes me want to put it further down on the list!:) I enjoyed Tess of the D’Urbervilles, but the overly flowery language got old after a bit.

    Katherine – you’re welcome – I feel like I should be thanking you for writing such a great book!

    Deanna – Talking about The Mixed-Up Files is making me want to read it again. 🙂

  8. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Northanger Abby is my least favorite Austen, too. I just got the Hunger Games from the library on Tuesday (it was a looooong wait). So I’ll be reading it very soon.

  9. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    Beth – make sure you have lots of uninterrupted reading time ahead before you start it, cause you won’t want to put it down!