In Farenheit 451, volunteers memorise entire books, to preserve the text from burning: what text would you learn and save?
If we’re not being strictly practical, which would mean a book of the Bible (either the Psalms or the Book of John), then The Lord of the Rings. What? It’s a book (*hugs leather-bound single volume tightly*). And it’s not like I don’t have a scattered third of it memorized already.
Have you ever had a crush on a character in a book?
Yep. Morpheus, King of Dream from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novels; and Johnny Smith, from Stephen King’s The Dead Zone.
The last book you bought is:
An old edition of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, edited by some random academic whose opinion I don’t value. *snarks at annoying commentary essay*
The last book you finished is:
The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events #5) by Lemony Snickett. These books are short, easy reads, and a bit repetitive, but oh boy are they amusing. The narrator has his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, but he never slips out of his somber, sorrowful, teller-of-tales persona.
What are you currently reading:
Re-reading The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin.
Five desert island books:
I’m going to leave out LotR, since assuming I memorized it, I could while away a few hours reciting it to myself. *grin*
1) The Bible (NAS translation, probably)
2) Phantastes, by George MacDonald
3) Watership Down, by Richard Adams (yes, I have been watching too much LOST, but it would be a great book to have)
4) Gaudy Night, by Dorothy Sayers
5) The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende
Hmm. I'd thought I was picking those for language use and possibly for richly textured worldbuilding. Instead, I think I was going for characters I will never get sick of.