9.05.2011

book·ish: Book Challenge.

I found Beth's blog, She Thinks Too Much, over at 101 Books the other day. Both of these blogs are thoroughly bookish, which I love, of course. Beth has been doing a book challenge on her blog in the last month, answering questions about the books she's read. Such an interesting challenge for those of us who are addicted to the written word.



So give me a title for one of the following in our own mini book challenge:

1. A book you wish you could live in.
    [My answer: Harry Potter! I want to live at Hogwarts.]

2. A book you're most embarrassed to say you like.
    [My answer: Twilight, the first book in the series. Everything after that, and the movies, and the general hysteria surrounding the series freak me out, though. I'm at least happy to say that I took the time to read them before judging them.]

3. A book whose main character is most like you.
    [My answer: Gemma Doyle, A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray. Haven't read it? It's one of my favorites.] 

4. A book whose main character you want to marry.
    [My answer: Henry DeTamble, The Time Traveler's Wife. I don't care if he disappears on me, he's my kind of guy.]

5. A book that you can quote or recite.
    [My answer: The Time Traveler's Wife. What can I say? I read that book every fall and never tire of it.]

Or answer them all! Either way it's fascinating to see the unique perspective and taste of every reader.
And if I haven't read them, I'll add your answers to my to-read list!

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book·ish/ˈbo͝okiSH/Adjective


1. (of a person or way of life) Devoted to reading and studying rather than worldly interests.
2. (of language or writing) Literary in style or allusion.
3. (of art and all manner of lovely things) devoted to the written word as a form of art and as a way of seeing the world.
4. (of SheWritesandRights.blogspot.com) anything of the aforementioned characteristics as they are found on the interwebs and reposted by Bethany, because bookish and writerly things always give reason for amusement.


3 comments:

Richard Wiseman said...

1. Book I'd like to live in. 'The Wind In The Willows' by Kenneth Grahame. I'd love to live in the beautifully and gently described countryside he depicts. I'd love to go boating with Ratty and Mole in summer or curl up by the fire with them after a supper in winter.

Adam n Jessica Sullivan Photography said...

I am sorry to say I can't think of one title. That tells me I need to read more! TY for the challenge:)

Rachel said...

1. harry potter - i totally agree with you!
3. hannah in kate morton's the house at riverton

the only 2 i had answers to! :)

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