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5 More Questions About Books

You guys may remember the previous meme post I did 5 Questions About Books, which I acquired from Syosset Public Library’s Readers and Reference blog.  Well, the lovely Sonia of the library, contacted me with the complete list of questions they use in case I wanted to do another meme!  So here’s 5 More Questions About Books, and as before, feel free to use the meme yourself.

What book is on your nightstand right now?:
The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders: An Interactive Self-Help Guide by Joseph Santoro, PhD.  It’s a great book, and I highly recommend it!

What is a book you’ve faked reading?:
Bleak House by Charles Dickens.  It was assigned for a required course in British literature.  I attempted to read it, but after a couple of chapters and with the other homework I had going on that semester, Sparknotes became my very dear friend.  For the record, I aced the exam questions on it. 😉

What’s a book that’s changed your life?:
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.  I was raised in a very traditional, religious, patriarchal manner, and this book was what spurred me on to investigate other ways of looking at the world.  Needless to say, I am no longer religious; I am a feminist.  This book is what started me on the path to free-thought, and I will always love Margaret Atwood for that.

Can you quote a favorite line from a book?:
“…If death
Consort with thee, death is to me as life;
So forcible within my heart I feel
The bond of nature draw me to my own;
My own in thee, for what thou art is mine:
Our state cannot be severed, we are one,
One flesh; to lose thee were to lose myself.”
Adam to Eve, Paradise Lost by John Milton.  One of my favorite quotes of all time.

What’s your favorite book genre?:
This should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, but dystopian literature followed closely by scifi with horror a super-duper close third.

  1. jpetroroy
    February 25, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Awww, I heart Bleak House!

    • February 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm

      Yeahhh, you and most other English majors! 😉 I’m just not a fan of that era of British lit, except for the horror. The horror is fun.

  2. February 25, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Yay five more fab questions I will have to make a steal of at some point. I must say I particularly love your favourite quote,beautiful. I have to admit I haven’t read Paradise Lost *hangs head in shame* but it is on my TBR list.

    • February 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      Paradise Lost is a beautiful book, particularly if you love the sound of old English like I do. Milton was so talented with the English language. I had to read it twice in university, and I was surprised at how much I loved it.

  3. Sonia
    March 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for the mention!

    • March 3, 2010 at 9:30 am

      You’re welcome! Thank you for the list!

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