Book meme

Jun. 17th, 2016 10:04 am
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1: Currently Reading -- I'm currently rereading Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. Some of the students in my Speculative Technology in Science Fiction summer class are doing their final project on it. I want to finish both this series, and the Elena Ferrante Sicily series this summer.

2: Describe the last scene you read in as few words as possible. No character names or title. -- Exploration of Mars, searching for water.

3: First book that had a major influence on you -- read to me, Alice in Wonderland gave me a sense of the absurd and of language play. And that little girls can be heroes. Read myself, the first adult books I chose on my own were the Sherlock Holmes books -- although I'm not in Sherlock fandom, I developed a lifelong love for the Victorian aesthetic -- and I blame my early love for Holmes for my doing Victorian lit in grad school.

4: Quick, you're in desperate need of a fake name. What character name do you think of first? -- Lydia Gwilt.

5: Favorite series and why. China Mieville's Bas-Lag books.

6: Public library or personal library? Personal. I never know when I'm going to have time, so library books get awkward.

7: What is the most important part of a book, in your opinion? The story.

8: Why are you reading the book you're currently reading? See #1.

9: If you were to publish a book what (besides your real name) would you use for your author name? Catherine Hahn (mother's maiden name)

10: Do you listen to music when you read? No. Either the music distracts me, or I block it out and then why did I bother.

11: What book fandom do you affiliate yourself with the most? Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. or maybe Lord Peter Wimsey.

OK, that's enough for now. The rest soon.


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.)
13: What character would be your best friend in real life?
14: Favorite item of book merch
15: Post a shelfie.
16: Rant about anything book related
17: What do you think about movie/tv adaptations?
18: Favorite booktuber(s)
19: Book that you call your child.
20: A character you like but you really, really shouldn't.
21: Do you loan your books?
22: A movie or tv show you wish would have been a book
23: Did your family or friends influence you to read when you were younger?
24: First book(s) you remember being obsessed with
25: A book that you think about and you cringe because of how terrible it was
26: Do you read from recommendations or whatever book catches your eye?
27: How/where do you purchase your books?
28: An ending you wish you could change
29: Favorite female protagonist.
30: One book everyone should read
31: Do you day dream about your favorite books? If so, share one fantasy you have about them.
32: OTP or NoTP?
33: Cute and fluffy or dramatic and deadly?
34: Scariest book you ever read
35: What do you think of Ebooks
36: Unpopular opinions
37: A book you are scared is not going to be all you hoped it would be
38: What qualities do you find annoying in a character?
39: Favorite villain
40: Has there ever been a book you wish you could un-read?

Date: 2016-06-17 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orangerful.livejournal.com
I'm the same with music. If the music has words, my brain focuses on that and starts to sing along. If it is just music, it is usually from a movie and my brain starts to try to identify which movie it is from etc. LOL.

Same with TV. My aunt used to study with her TV on but I could never do that! I can barely browse email when there are other things going on. Maybe I'm just easily distracted LOL

Date: 2016-06-17 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
Alice In Wonderland was that to me as well. :) My Mum told me only a recenty that she really dislke the book, but she read it to me over and over anyway because she saw how important it was to me.

Date: 2016-06-17 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
What an interesting meme.

I am the same with music. I find it distracting when I'm reading.

Date: 2016-07-01 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cissa.livejournal.com
I love the Mars books, even though they are rather too long.

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