Checkin In…Happy Thanksgiving!

1. After reading a recent post over at Jillian’s blog, A Room of One’s Own , I have been wondering if I, too, should have made the intent of my blog more clear. So: My blog is a journal that follows my reading project. I am not an official book review blog.

2. I am finished with Part One of Little Women and will be starting Part Two! So far, reading this as an adult has been a much different experience than I remember it being as a child. Did anyone else feel this way?

3. Playin along with Jillian… a “book quiz”: (Play along with us!)

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

2) What book do you own the most copies of? I only own 1 copy of each book…

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions? No, although I suppose it should since I was in college to be an English teacher…

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with? Rhett Butler…Scarlett was such a damn fool!

5) What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children; i.e., Goodnight Moon does not count)? Probably The Bridges of Madison County by Robert Waller or The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks…

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old? Little Women and the Little House series…

7) What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year? Drood by Dan Simmons…this is a fictional tale about Charles Dicken’s obsession with Edwin Drood as told by the author Wilkie Collins, but it is just super dark and bizarre…not at all what I expected…

9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be? A New Earth By Eckhart Tolle…

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

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie? I don’t know…the book is almost always better than the movie anyway…

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie? Drood! Ugg…I cringe at the thought!

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character. I don’t believe I have ever had a dream of this sort…

14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult? Although I don’t consider it to actually be lowbrow…some do…so I will say The Twilight Series…I loved it!

15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read? Faulkner or Joyce…

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen? I have never seen Shakespeare on the stage!

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians? For literature? The Russians!!!

18) Roth or Updike? I have never read either…

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers? David Sedaris…

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer? Shakespeare…

21) Austen or Eliot? Austen…

22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading? I have not read much history or science fiction or poetry…

23) What is your favorite novel? ????

24) Play? A Long Days Journey into Night…

25) Poem? I am fascinated by Sylvia Plath…

26) Essay? ???

27) Short story? Anything of Poe’s!!

28) Work of nonfiction? I love nonfiction…so it is hard to chose one…but I love biography/memoir…

29) Who is your favorite writer? I really don’t have just one…yet…

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today? J.K. Rowling…sorry Harry Potter fans…

31) What is your desert island book? Maybe Gone With the Wind…

32) And … what are you reading right now? I just finished a collection of letters written between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto…As Always Julia…Julia Child has such a unique and delightful voice!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I can’t wait to have turkey dinner at my Mom’s tomorrow!

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