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Jun. 1st, 2010

1. The book you're currently reading:
The Sticks, by Andy Deane (comic book: Scott Pilgrim)

2. The book you're going to read next:
Probably one of the Discworld books, or maybe Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot (next comic: finishing up some series I just completed)

3. Your favourite book:
Lord of the Flies.  Second place, Lolita.  Third place, 1984.

4. A book you hate:
How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy, by Orson Scott Card (although I liked Ender's Game- the only of his books I've read; this book was just a bunch of self-appreciatory chatter.  He had a one-sided view on everything, almost no variety of examples, and minimal knowledge on Fantasy writing).

5. A book you could read again and again:
See answer 3.  Also, Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman, and Disco Bloodbath, by James St. James.

6. A book you could only read once:
Maybe, Pygmy, by Chuck Palahniuk.  My least favourite of all of his books.

7. A book that reminds you of someone:
Neil Gaiman's Sandman series will always remind me of Zabrina (same with Neverwhere).  Lost Souls, by Poppy Z. Brite reminds me of Sam (so does To Kill a Mocking Bird).

8. A book that reminds you of a place:
The first um, 5? books of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events remind me of WaldenBooks, because that's where I read them (while I was working on dull days).

9. The first book you've ever read:
Oh man, barely-any-pictures book? I'm thinking either Ramona Quimby, or Babysitters Little Sisters

10. A book by one of your favourite authors:
Crooked Little Vein, by Warren Ellis.

11, A book you once loved, but which you hate today.
Usually, it goes the other way around with me- I have to give books a second chance sometimes, years later.  For me, that would be Survivor, by Chuck Palahniuk, and Filth, by Irvine Welsh.

12. A book someone recommended to you:
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card- recommended to me by Rob (deluin ).  And I loved it.

13. A book that makes you laugh:
Any of Terry Pratchett's books in the Discworld series.

14. A book from your childhood:
Peter Pan.  And Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

15. A book from the left side of your shelf:
I'm going to go with the bookshelf closest to me:
Darkness Visible, by William Golding

16. A book from the right side of your shelf:
(closest bookshelf to me, again):
13 Bullets, by David Wellington

17. Close your eyes and take a random book from your shelf:
Slaughterhouse 5, by Kurt Vonnegut

18. The book with the prettiest cover from your collection:
Not including comic bookss, art books, and cook books:

The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart

Hugo Cabret

The Plucker

19. A book you always wanted to read:
I'm also going to have to go with Ulysses.  And Sylvie and Bruno (by Lewis Carroll).  I never got around to either of them, but I have them both. 

20. The best book you had to read at school:
There've been some really good ones.  I think my favourite was Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein.

21. The worst book you had to read at school:
I'm going to come right out and say it.  I don't care how amazing the book was to all of you, I really hated MT Anderson's book Feed.  But I will give it another chance in a couple years, I'm sure.

22. The book in your shelf that has the most pages:
I have well over a thousand books.  I'm NOT going to go through them like that.  I venture to guess my text books have a lot of pages (one of my medical books has over a thousand pages)..  

23. The book in your shelf that has the fewest pages:
Again, I'm just guessing- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, somewhere between 40 and 50 pages.

24. A book noone would expect you to read/have read:
Hmm... maybe those teenage girl novels, or some young adult novels.  And people are always surprised to see me grab books from the linguistics section and anatomy section of bookstores.

25. A book with a protagonist, who reminds you of yourself:
I'm going with all comic book answers on this one: Ghost World, and Emiko Superstar.

26. A book you would read to your children:
Baby's First Mythos (now with X!).

27. A book with a protagonist you consider your "ideal":
Gotta go with Peter Pan's Captain Hook on this one.  And Lucifer, from Paradise Lost.  Yeah, they're not "real" protagonists, but they're the daring ones.

28. A book turned into a film you really enjoyed:
Lolita!  Not the Kubrick version. And Perfume.  And Flowers in the Attic, even though they got rid of the incest theme- I still think it was okay without.  I also have a feeling I will enjoy the Scott Pilgrim movie and the La Mecanique du Coeur movie :)

29. Why on earth was this book turned into a film!?
Starship Troopers, although a good movie alone, was a total mockery of the book.  Same with Kubrick's Lolita.   Also the Disney adaptations of classic fairy tales.  Fritz the Cat (while, again, good on its own).  And Queen of the Damned.  Also, I've noticed that Marvel movies shit on their comics more than DC.


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Jun. 3rd, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
Also the Disney adaptations of classic fairy tales.
OMG, I so should have named those! I'll never forgive what they have done to the little mermaid. Or to the Jungle Book. I liked the earnest and sad undertones in those stories, they are what made them beautiful to me. And Disney got rid of all of them :(
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