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Book Meme Answers

Thanks to those who picked out questions for me; if anyone else wants to, I'm now going to go back to the meme and cross out the ones I've answered already!

03. What is the oldest book you have ever read? (Based on its written date)

I think it's gotta be Plato's Republic, but I'm working on The Iliad now. :)

06. What is your favorite stand-alone book?

Gonna go with The Last Unicorn. I know it's got a canon sequel, but I haven't read that and of course we all know it doesn't need one.

08. What is a book that you feel guilty for not not reading?

Had to read this question like ten times to comprehend the double negative, haha. I'm not sure I have an answer for it...if I'm interested enough to finish reading a book, I don't generally feel embarrassed by it, and it's not like I've been sticking my nose in personal diaries or anything.

10. What is a book that you own more than one copy of?

The Lord of the Rings, but I've already put one of them up for sale. Truth is, I don't always see the point in owning even one copy of a book, even if I love it -- that's what libraries are for.

12. What book do you passionately hate?

The Da Vinci Code. Do not even get me started.

15. What book made you cry?

Fiction hardly ever makes me cry but I still feel like I do have an answer to this one, and it's really bugging me that I can't think of it.

21. Have you ever read a book series because you were pressured?

"Pressured" might be too strong a word, but I probably wouldn't have started reading The Dresden Files if it hadn't been so enthusiastically recommended by multiple friends. I continued of my own volition, though. :)

27. What is your favorite children’s/middle-grade book?

God Bless the Gargoyles for children's, Redwall or Chronicles of Narnia or Harry Potter for middle-grade. And if series don't count, The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

32. What was the most expensive book you bought?

Probably this one, a gift for my husband a couple years ago. Can't remember how much it cost at the time but it was pricey.

33. What is a book you read after seeing the movie/ TV series?

Do comics count? The first X-Men movie got me into Marvel, all those years ago.

35. What three books are you most looking forward to reading this year?

Well, I'm definitely reading The Odyssey after The Iliad, but come to think of it I have no idea what else is coming up. See, I always have one digital book going, but I read those in the order that they show on my Kindle, and The Odyssey is the only one left until I go hunt for more freebie classics. I read my physical books in the order that they're placed on the shelf, but at the moment all of the books in our house are stacked on the coffee table waiting for Simon to give them the KonMari culling. It's actually kind of exciting to not know, so I'll say I'm looking forward to a surprise.

36. What is a book you love that has a terrible trope? (Love triangle, etc)

Are there any truly terrible tropes though? Most of the books I love are either long enough that they include a lot of tropes just by covering so much ground, or they're old enough that they helped originate the tropes, or both.

44. What is a book that you love, but has a terrible cover?

Pretty much the entire Wheel of Time series. Newer versions have better cover art, but alas, I have the old style hardcovers.

48. What book made you angry?

Plenty. Usually it's due to some fundamental misunderstanding of my religion or a bad Aesop, but I can also get pretty freaking angry at individual characters. I'm not even sure if I'm more likely to get angry at a book I love or one I dislike.
Tags: a book i read, harry potter, links, meme, middle-earth, randland, the last unicorn, x-men
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