I’ve seen this meme around and find it really interesting. So I’ll give it a shot. I have sort of combined Jackie’s and Eva’s meme.
1. What author do you own the most books by?
Lisa Kleypas. If my library didn’t stock all Sidney Sheldon and Nora Roberts books, theirs would be the max I would own. After Lisa Kleypas, I would say Jane Austen. I own almost 4 books by her but have read only, one Pride and Prejudice.
2. What book do you own the most copies of?
None. I don’t own multiple copies of any books. Fortunately I remember all the books I own, except I sometimes get confused with the classics.
3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
I won’t say I’m in love with a character but I do like Mr. Darcy from P&P a lot and Rhett Butler from Gone with the wind comes a close second. I like all Lisa Kleypas heroes too. There is something about the mysterious outcasts I must say. Other than that I like Elizabeth from P&P and Scarlett again from GWTW.
5. What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children)?
My Girl by Patricia Hermes. I might have read it 4-5 times and cried each time.
6. What was your favourite book when you were ten years old?
I never read when I was young. I started reading somewhere around the 7th Grade.
7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
Sorry, I’m not giving names 🙂
8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
Many actually. Jane Eyre, Legends of Pensam and so on and so forth. Please don’t ask me to name one.
9. If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
ummm…Anne of Green Gables?
10. Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature?
Oh…please, I don’t know. All this prize winning books stuff is tangent to me.
11. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
Shantaram. But they are already making a movie on it. May be, Nefertitti by Michelle Moran. It would be fun to watch. Just imagine, you’ll get to see all those pyramids and temples and tombs of ancient Egypt.
12. What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
13. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
I haven’t completed the most difficult books I had to read. Midnight’s Children and Savitri by Rabindranath Tagore.
14. Roth or Updike?
Haven’t read either. Where should I start?
15. David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
Haven’t read Eggers but I like David Sedaris, kind of.
16. Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Shakespeare, just because I’ve read one book of his.
17. Austen or Eliot?
Never read Eliot but love Jane Austen.
18. Name the last book by a female author that you’ve read.
The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax. I have noticed that most of what I read is by female authors, although it’s not intentional.
19. Name the last book by an African or African-American author that you’ve read.
I think Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe.
20. How about one from an Asian country or Asian-American?
Sushi for one by Camy Tang
21. Why not name an Israeli/Arab/Turk/Persian writer, if you’re feeling lucky?
Does Ariel Sabar (author of My father’s Paradise) count? Well, he isn’t from the above places, but his father is from Israel.
22. Any other ‘marginalized’ authors you’ve read lately?
What does marginalized mean? Please enlighten me people.
Give it a shot if you feel like.
I have never heard of Lisa Kleypas before or Patricia Hermes. Do they need adding to my wishlist?
You would definitely enjoy My girl, it’s a children’s book. It’s also made into a movie.
Lisa kleypas writes romance which I’m not sure you read 🙂
The one with Macaulay Culkin? I remember! I loved that! No wonder you cried when reading the book. I think I cried watching it, but that was a very long time ago.
No, I’m not a big fan of romance, so that explains why I’ve never heard of her. Thanks for letting me know!
Yup, the home alone guy 🙂
You should give the book a try, it’s a quick read.
I love a good romance, but haven’t tried Lisa Kleypas yet. Thanks for the reommendation!
I’ve never read Roth, but Updike is a pretty good writer. He wrote The Witches of Eastwick and a bunch of other books that have been turned into movies. I’ve read The Witches Eastwick; it was pretty good. I also read another one of his books whose title I can’t remember at the moment. I really didn’t like it, though.
The Witches of Eastwick sounds really good. I love the name. Thanks for the recommendation.
This is a fun meme! I enjoyed reading your answers too, Violet!
I love Austen’s books too! 🙂
I enjoyed reading your answers to the meme. I have all of Jane Austen’s books but like you, I’ve only read Pride and Prejudice…
Anne Shirley is so lovely. I can’t believe it took me so long to “meet” her.
I think by “marginalized” the author of the meme means groups that don’t always get a voice, whose side of the story is not often heard, but that weren’t included in the previous questions. Some I can think of are the Native peoples of North and South American and Australia, for example.
I just added My Girl to me tbr. 🙂 And, as for the Roth vs Updike – I have only read one Roth book and it was OK; I’ve yet to try Updike but I am looking forward to reading Rabbit, Run. someday.
Awesome, it’s really a very small and sweet and sad book. There is also a Part2, be careful to pick the first book 🙂
I didn’t care for Anne of Green Gables the book as much, but I adore the mini-series. Actually just bought it last night–been years since I’ve watched it. Fun meme! You’ve give me lots of authors to look up!
I did my own answers at my site:
I’ve read three Philip Roth novels. The best was probably The Ghost Writer.