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?
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.