Q&A Meme

I came across this meme at Books Lists Life and thought it would be an interesting to see what everyone else thought as well.

  1. Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
    • My husband loved Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson and he really wants me to read it. I’ve added it to my TBR pile, but for some reason I’m really hesitate to read it. I’m not really sure why.
  2. If you could bring three characters to life for a social event (afternoon tea, a night of clubbing, perhaps a world cruise), who would they be and what would the event be?
    • Nathaniel from Anita Blake series (Hamilton) – who wouldn’t want him to be with him if only for a little bit. He’s sexy as hell and as sweet as can be. He doesn’t mind cooking or cleaning and he just wants everyone to be happy.
    • Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series (Gabaldon) – I don’t care what he said, just as long as he talked. He could just read a story and I would be happy.
    • Jim from the Aisling Grey series (MacAlister) – It wouldn’t be a dull or quiet lunch with him around.
  3. (Borrowing shamelessly from the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde): you are told you can’t die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for awhile, eventually you realize it’s past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
    • I love the movies, but the only novel that comes to mind after reading this question is Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. I started reading it and it was just so long winded, wordy, over descriptive that I got bored with reading and I moved on to something else. I could probably get through it if I had to, but I think I would fall asleep before the end of it. I’ve been told the following novels are better, but I want to get to them in order, so I have to finish this one before I can go to the next one.
  4. Come on, we’ve all been there. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you’ve read, when in fact you’ve been nowhere near it?
    • Off the top of my head, at this moment, I can’t think of a book that I’ve “pretended or at least hinted at” that I’ve read. I’m sure there is one at some time (thinking back to 11th grade literature class), but I can’t think of one right now.
  5. As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you had read, only to realize when you read a review about it/go to ‘reread’ it that you haven’t? Which book?
    • I haven’t come across a book that I’ve thought I’ve read but haven’t, but I have come across books I didn’t realize I read and have. I had someone recommend a book to me and it sounded really interesting so I borrowed it from the library and I had actually read it a couple months earlier. I want to say it was a Sherrilyn Kenyon book, but I’m not sure.
  6. You’re interviewing for the post of Official Book Advisor to some VIP (who’s not a big reader). What’s the first book you’d recommend and why? (if you feel like you’d have to know the person, go ahead of personalize the VIP)
    • The first book I would recommend would be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It’s a historical fiction novel that involves war, romance, espionage, and adventure. It’ll attract anyone who gives it the time of day. Gabaldon spends time and energy including actual facts and figures into her novel that adds a hint of realism to it.
  7. A good fairy comes and grants you one wish: you will have perfect reading comprehension in the foreign language of your choice. Which language do you go with?
    • That’s such a trick question because I want to learn so many languages. I already know Spanish, not well, but I know it. I still want to learn French, German, Italian, and Gaelic. It would be awesome to read the original Republic or Illiad in Greek. I don’t think I could pick just one, so I would try and wish for the ability to read whatever I could regardless of the language, but maybe not being able to speak or write the language.
  8. A mischievous fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will reread once a year for the rest of your life (you can read other books as well). Which book would you pick?
    • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. When I was younger, I also made sure I read this book at least once a year. There were times I would pick it up and read it multiple times, but I always read it once a year. I can’t remember when I stopped, but this popped into my head when I read this question.
  9. I know that the book blogging community, and its various challenges, have pushed my reading borders. What’s one bookish thing you ‘discovered’ from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)?
    • That there are a lot of people out there who blog about books. That I can find suggestions for novels and I don’t have to get all of my ideas off of Amazon’s top picks.
  10. That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she’s granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leather bound? Is it full of first edition hardcovers? Pristine trade paperbacks? Perhaps a few favorite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead-let your imagination run free.
    • My dream library would be a huge room with shelves upon shelves of novels ranging from historic fiction to romance to urban fantasy to nonfiction. William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Sylvia Platt, Laurell K Hamilton, Keri Arthur, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe, and Hans Christian Andersen would be just a few there. I would have all the classics in leather bound hardcovers while all the trashy romance and more modern novels would be in pristine trade paperbacks.
    • I would have a computer monitor that is hooked up to multiple speakers spread throughout the room that would be constantly playing our home music stream so I would never have to listen to a single commercial while I’m reading. There would be a section for all my husband’s tech books and my son’s collection and they would both be good little boys and leave mama alone while she was reading. There would be couches, chaise lounges, bean bags, and floor pillows spread throughout the room. There would be a huge window seat that I could lay down on that would overlook a gorgeous flower garden that overlooked a pond (kind of something you would find on a rich lord’s country estate in England).
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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.