Deep Bookish Questions from Tasha

I saved this post from Tasha in my favorites for just a day like this, when I haven’t finished any books to review and don’t have time or energy to compose something brilliant – or even remotely interesting. So, without any further ado, deep bookish questions:

Book next to your bed right now: Just one? Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon, The Intellectual Devotional: Pop Culture Edition, and Collected Poems by W.H. Auden.

Favorite series: Hmmm, so many – Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

Favorite book: Persuasion by Jane Austen; Peace Like a River by Leif Enger; Trinity by Leon Uris; Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos; etc.

The one book you would have with you if stranded on a desert island: The Essential Samuel Johnson in 13 Volumes. I know that’s cheating, but I’ve been meaning to read some Johnson, and that would last a loooooooooooooooong time.

Book/series you would take with you on a long flight: The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan – been wanting to read that one for a long time.

Worst book you were made to read in school: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

Book that everyone should be made to read in school: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Book that everyone should read, period: Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski. (Ask me on a different day, and I would name a different book.)

Favorite character: Anne-with-an-e.

Best villain: Jack Randall from the Outlander series.

Favorite concept series: What’s a “concept series?”

Favorite invented world: The world of Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore.

Most beautifully written book: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Funniest book: Going Bovine by Libba Bray was very funny.

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9 Responses to Deep Bookish Questions from Tasha

  1. heidenkind says:

    lol! So you don’t think quizzes like this are interesting? Sadness, Carrie! ;)

    I had to read For Whom the Bell Tolls in high school and it was AWFULL!!!!! Hemingway seriously gives me hives.
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..Thoughts On Monkey =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Tasha – I guess I didn’t put that very well – I find quizzes like this very interesting – and I like saving them for when I am feeling particularly un-interesting. :) And I’ve yet to try another Hemingway, that’s how much I hated the one I read in high school.

  2. Michelle says:

    Aw, you didn’t like The Sun Also Rises? I love Hemingway.

    Enjoyed the answers.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Your Turn =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Michelle – I’ve never read another Hemingway, but didn’t like that one at all. :)

  3. This was fun to read. I want to know what a concept series is too. Off to google it.
    .-= bermudaonion (Kathy)´s last blog ..Wondrous Words Wednesday =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – I didn’t have time to Google it last night – I should try that, too, cause I’m really curious!

  4. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    Of course you just added even more books to my TBR pile! ;) I keep reading great things about Fieldwork but I kept forgetting to check it out from the library. Maybe I’ll add it to my TBR list for this summer!
    .-= Vasilly´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: The Week in Review =-.

  5. I enjoyed reading your responses, Carrie. I think the book on my nightstand right now is a health related book I’ve been trying to get to for over a year now. LOL I tend to prefer taking my novels to bed and reading them before I fall asleep. Persuasion and Broken For You are among my favorites too. :-) Fieldwork is in my TBR collection to read. I’ve heard great things about it.

    LOL I really liked The Sun Also Rises when I read it–and that was on my own. I went through a Hemingway phase years ago, upset that he never made any of the required reading lists I had.

    I’m afraid I don’t know what a concept series is either. I asked my husband but he drew a blank too. I’m sure once we find the answer we’ll be hitting our foreheads asking how we didn’t know that. :-)
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Review: 31 Hours by Masha Hamilton =-.