Book survey. ‘Cause NaNo and all that nonsense.
(Warning: I’m hyper)
1. Do you prefer hardcover, paperback, or Kindle…and why?
Paperback. Light, easy to read, and you can touch the pages.
2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it …
“READ ONE OF THESE BOOKS OR I’LL STAB YOU”
3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is …
“They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”
I’ve always been glad I said that. It was the only compliment I ever gave him, because I disapproved of him from beginning to end. First he nodded politely, and then his face broke into that radiant and understanding smile, as if we’d been in ecstatic cahoots on that fact all the time. First he nodded politely, and then his face broke into that radiant and understanding smile, as if we’d been in ecstatic cahoots on that fact all the time. His gorgeous pink rag of a suit made a bright spot of color against the white steps, and I thought of the night when I first came to his ancestral home, three months before. The lawn and drive had been crowded with the faces of those who guessed at his corruption—and he had stood on those steps, concealing his incorruptible dream, as he waved them good-by.
Nick to Gatsby, from The Great Gatsby.
4. The author (alive or dead) I would love to have lunch with would be …
Probably Fitzgerald. Or Nabokov!
5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be …
The Caine Mutiny. That will never get old to me. Love it.
6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that …
Would automatically make an audiobook of your book of choice. Read by Alexander Scourby.
7. The smell of an old book reminds me of ….
The fACT THAT I CAN’ SMELL THANKS SURVEY JEEZ
8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be….
Phileas Fogg from Around the World in 80 Days. Love that dude. OR Gatsby from The Great Gatsby. Love that dude, too.
9. The most over-rated book of all time is….
If I say Lord of the Rings, will Tolkien rise from his grave and murder me in a very slow, drawn-out, boring fashion?
10. I hate it when a book….
Just tanks the ending. A book can be fantastic from pages 1 to n-1, but if that nth page is a disappointment (or however many pages it takes to make the “ending” happen), it’ll ruin the whole thing for me. I’m looking you, A Handmaid’s Tale.