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You have received this note because someone thinks you are a literary geek. Copy the questions into your own note, answer the questions, and tag any friends who would appreciate the quiz, including the person who sent you this. Don't bother trying to italicize your book titles. We know you want to.

1) What author do you own the most books by?
Philip Roth

2) What book do you own the most copies of?
Portnoy's Complaint

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Yes

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Brenda Potemkin

5) What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to
To Kill a Mockingbird

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
Tom Sawyer

7) What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
I don't finish bad books.

8) What is the best book you've read in the past year?
"The Nine"

9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
"Gentleman's Agreement".

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature?
I don't know.

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
Anything by Richard North Patterson

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Enough with the comic book movies.

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
I don't remember any.

14) What is the most lowbrow book you've read as an adult?
Real Men don't eat Quiche

15) What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
The Prophet. I bet that I still wouldn't get it.

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you've seen?
Romeo and aunt Sophie (What a ridiculous question!)

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
The Jewish

18) Roth or Updike?
Roth

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
No opinion

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Shakespeare.

21) Austen or Eliot?
No opinion

22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Too many

23) What is your favorite novel?
To Kill a Mockingbird

24) Play?
The Odd Couple

25) Poem?
Anything by Dr. Seuss


26) Essay?
None that I can think of now.

27) Short story?
"The Body" Stephen King

28) Work of nonfiction?
All the President's Men- Woodward and Bernstein


29) Who is your favorite writer?
Mark Twain

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
John Grisham

31) What is your desert island book?
How to build a boat.

32) And... what are you reading right now?
Richard North Patterson's latest book. I forget the title.

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cathy_edgett
Jul. 3rd, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
I like your desert island book. :)

I read so many books I don't think I can narrow down to answer the questions on this list. It is like asking my favorite food.

I think Jane Austen and George Eliot are both exquisite writers so I'm clear on liking them both, though Eliot was the more mature writer of the two.

Now, I'm going to open a book and read. :)

The Reader is top of my pile with See No Evil under it. Under that is The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories by Bruno Schulz. I'm in the middle of Seven Tenths, The Sea and Its Thresholds by James Hamilton Paterson. That one is on loan from my son so you see I can't pause to answer the questions.

Eyes await pages with delight. :)
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