12: Tell one book story or memory (what you were wearing when you were reading something, someone saw you cry in public, you threw a book across the room and broke a window, etc.
OK, I have this intensely nostalgic memory of reading Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty
on a train in England, with sun coming through the window. Then for some reason, I set it aside for the rest of the trip, and finished it at home in New York, but I kept flashing back to that train ride, the whole while.13: What character would be your best friend in real life?
Elizabeth Bennet? (Pride and Prejudice, obviously
Or possibly Dorothea Brooke, from Middlemarch
, though she'd be difficult to live up to.
14: Favorite item of book merch
Hmm. I have not one but two (a grey and a purple) of a Pride and Prejudice t-shirt from Out of Print. It's got a vintage cover design with lots of peacock feathers. I also have an extensive Alice
collection, including a really beautiful mug that sent me with just that Alice-and-flamingo image that's in my userpic.15: Post a shelfie.
I can't remember how to post pictures to LJ. Help?16: Rant about anything book related
Why can't all ebooks have standardized pagination. I tell my students they need to use MLA citation format WITH PAGE NUMBERS and I get a lot of chapter numbers because they're reading ebooks. NOT OKAY! But I'm fine with ebooks; I just want/need those bloody page numbers! (And students to actually listen to me but that's another story.)17: What do you think about movie/tv adaptations?
Wow, that's a wildly oversimplified question. There's a whole field of Adaptation Studies, which I write in sometimes. http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/
-- go to issue 5.1 from 2012, and there's an article I wrote on Alice adaptations.18: Favorite booktuber(s)
Huh??19: Book that you call your child.
Double huh??20: A character you like but you really, really shouldn't.
Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment
? The Creature in Frankenstein
-- but I don't feel guilty about that! 21: Do you loan your books?
Sometimes.22: A movie or tv show you wish would have been a book The Bletchley Circle
; I'd love to read about the women in the series, and maybe get more on their backgrounds etc.23: Did your family or friends influence you to read when you were younger?
Yes; my parents read to me and made sure there were always books in the house, and also took me to the library regularly.
OK, I think that's it for now!( Read more... )