Sunday Stealing: Bookish
10 February 2019
This week's SS is all about books, my least favorite meme topic. That, coupled with the fact that I've just had a huge argument with my husband, may mean this isn't my most fun post. However, I'm gonna give it a go, just the same.
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This is a set of book questions I found a long time ago on A Striped Armchair, which had not posted since 2015.
Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
- My therapist from years ago recommended I read Just One Thing by Dr. Rick Hanson, and I bought it right away... but I haven't really read much of it at all. I just can't seem to 'force' myself to keep reading it, since I don't want to... I don't know, not benefit from it and fail my therapist, maybe?
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?
- The Mad Hatter - because what an interesting and fun dude he'd make for all of that!
- Willy Wonka - because of all of the above AND hey, candy!
- And hey, how 'bout Grindelwald, because who doesn't like a bad boy now and then? ;)
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 expect I'd find Tolstoy's War and Peace dreadfully boring.
Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you've read, when in fact you've been nowhere near it?
- I don't lie about silly things like that.
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?
- Still a big fat NOPE!
You've been appointed Book Advisor to a VIP (who's not a big reader). What's the first book you'd recommend and why?
- Hmm. I've read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. All were amazing; I'd recommend any of them!
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?
- Maybe Greek? I'd really like to be fluent in every language, but let's start there!
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?
- Definitely Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams - everyone should read it!
9. What's one bookish thing you 'discovered' from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)?
- I'm not a book blogger and really have no desire to be... ;)
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.
Absolutely NO leather-bound books for me, please (#Vegan)! First edition hardcovers would be amazing, though. Signed by all the authors, of course.
Welp, that was... fun? But at least it's done. Heh! Thanks, Bev.