Jun. 23rd, 2016

chelseagirl: Alice -- Tenniel (Alice)
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!

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