Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Book-Related Quiz

I love doing little quizzes things and so when I saw this at Catherine of On The Nightstand's blog I just had to do it too.

  1. What author do you own the most books by?
    Scott Westerfeld
  2. What book do you own the most copies of?
    The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket and Fire by Kristin Cashore
  3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
    No, I didn't even notice.
  4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
    Po from Graceling and Lief from the Deltora Quest
  5. What book have you read the most times in your life?
    Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (I think I've read it about four or five times)
  6. What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
    Goosebumps books by R.L Stine
  7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
    Liar by Justine Larbalestier (It just disappointed me)
  8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
    Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  9. If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
    Either Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder or Animal Farm by George Orwell
  10. Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for ‘Literature?
    I have no idea.
  11. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
    Either Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Alanna : The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce or Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (I know there's already a movie but yeah)
  12. What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
    Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
  13. Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
    When I was reading The Da Vinci Code I had a dream that Kurt Russell was Robert Langdon and he picked me up in a sports car, drove me to the airport where I was stuck on a plane with him, Teabing and Teabing's Wife (nonexistent character) and then the plane crashed and I was the only survivor so I had to continue on to solve the clues.
  14. What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
    Either Private by Kate Brian or Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  15. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
    It took me about five tries to be able to read Artemis Fowl, there was something about it that just made it really hard to read.
  16. What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen?
    Well I've only ever seen King Lear.
  17. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
    No special preferences.
  18. Roth or Updike?
    No idea.
  19. David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
    No idea.
  20. Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
    i've only ever read Shakespeare so yeah.
  21. Austen or Eliot?
    Haven't read anything by either.
  22. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
    Hmmm well I tend to avoid reading books set between the 1600's to about the 1990's. But I have been trying to read more books in that timeline.
  23. What is your favorite novel?
    Alanna : The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce or Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
  24. Play?
    Either Macbeth or King Lear both by Shakespeare
  25. Poem?
    Possibly Love Among The Roses by Lewis Carroll
  26. Essay?
    No idea.
  27. Short story?
    I really liked The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield.
  28. Work of nonfiction?
    Hmmm probably It Came From Ohio! My Life As A Writer by R.L Stine
  29. Who is your favorite writer?
    I have a few but in the end I would say Scott Westerfeld, Tamora Pierce and Emily Rodda.
  30. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
    Stephen King
  31. What is your desert island book?
    Either Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones or Holes by Louis Sachar
  32. And… what are you reading right now?
    Going Bovine by Libba Bray


  1. OMG. another DWJ fan! *hugs*

    I LOVE Howl's Moving Castle :)

    And Tamora Pierce is pretty awesome too!

    I really like this quiz. I might have to steal it sometime, if it's okay by you :D (I'll link back, of course).

  2. I loved Sophie's World!!!!!! Such a great and unique book. Macbeth is one of my two favorite Shakespeare plays (the other being The Taming of the Shrew). And I still haven't read Tamora Pierce...!!! Eeek! Need to fix that,


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