Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Literary Survey I found Online.

1) What author do you own the most books by?

Jack Kerouac

2) What book do you own the most copies of?

I want to say that it was Catcher In The Rye

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?

Not at all, but if I had been a grammar nazi it might have.

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?

I'm torn between Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice and Zooey Glass from
Franny and Zooey

5) What book have you read the most times in your life?

Catcher In The Rye

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?

I was not much of a reader as a child, I was too busy with Nintendo games.

7) What is the worst book you've read in the past year?

The Road by Cormac McCarthy, there was just something in that book that
was disappointing and definitely was not the worse but close to..

8) What is the best book you've read in the past year?

The Guide by R.K. Narayan which was a birthday gift from my partner.

9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?

If I could actually force anyone to read one book, they are like perfume they are not liked by all, but I would have to say The Last Lecture

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?

Since I have not kept up to date on who is being nominated for the Nobel Prize I cannot voice an opinion.

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?

Honestly I worry about most books that have been turned into movies, there are too many liberties taken and the actual meaning of the book is lost for commercial gain. I fear what they will do to Gatsby by Fitzgerald when it is released.

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?

Any book by Kerouac

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.

I have yet to have any weird or disturbing dreams involving a writer, book or literary character.

14) What is the most lowbrow book you've read as an adult?

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

15) What is the most difficult book you've ever read?

No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July... I just have not been able to get through it.

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you've seen?

I am not much for actually watching plays.

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians?

I have a new found appreciation for the Russians.

18) Roth or Updike?

Updike, although it is unfair because I have not read enough Roth.

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?

Sedaris, most definitely.

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?

Don't make me choose between any of the Holy Trinity :)

21) Austen or Eliot?


22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?

I think the fact that I tend to get into books but get sidetracked easily at times that I don't finish most books that I would prefer to finish.

23) What is your favorite novel?

My absolute favorite no matter how cliche it is, Catcher in the Rye... followed perhaps by Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.. the idea behind struggling against your cultural identity was amazing.

24) Play?
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

25) Poem?
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty by Percy Bysshe Shelley

26) Essay?

At this point I cannot say there is any essay that is my favorite

27) Short story?

I can think of Novellas, but not really short stories.

28) Work of non-fiction?

I guess I am not that well rounded of a reader, I am not a huge fan of non fiction though the autobiography of John Adams was good

29) Who is your favorite writer?

I am torn between Salinger, Kerouac and Steinbeck

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today?

I can't say any author is really overrated, I think people have their personal preferences as to who they enjoy reading.

31) What is your desert island book?

Desert island book would definitely have to be my collection of Hemmingway's Short Stories.

32) And ... what are you reading right now?

I am currently reading Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup who wrote Slumdog Millionaire

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