Sunday, November 04, 2007

Linda has tagged me with this book meme....can't imagine why.

Anyways, I have given this some thought and here's my answers.....

1: Hardcover or paperback, and why?

I prefer hardcovers because I find that they travel well, and they're

easier on my eyes to read, and they stay open on the page by themselves

most of the time. But I do buy paperbacks too because not all books

come out in hardcover, and sometimes I don't want to pay full price for a

light bit of fluff that may or may not be a keeper.

2: If I were to own a book shop, I would call it…

Judy's Books - Go Get Your Own!!!!

3: My favourite quote from a book (mention the title).

I'm too brain strained to remember quotes from books.

4: The author (alive or deceased) I would love to have lunch with would be…

Marie Killilea (Karen / With Love From Karen)

or C.S. Lewis (Narnia series)

or Sharon Kay Penman (The Sunne in Splendor)

or Jacqueline Carey (Kushiels Dart etc)

5:If I was going to a deserted island and could bring only one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be…

The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

6: I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that…

Would hold the book for me, turn the pages, and hold the book

open while I read. Oh, and provided perfect lighting for reading.

7: The smell of an old book reminds me of…

My father - who read to me, told me stories, and nurtured and

encouraged my love of reading.

8: If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title) it would be…

Phedre no Delaunay (Kushiel's Dart, Kushiels Chosen, Kushiels Avatar)

9: The most overestimated book of all times is…

hmmmmmmmmm. Don't know off hand. I haven't met a book that

didn't give me some enjoyment or teach me something. I'm pretty

forgiving that way. Oh, can't say that I've been able to get into

anything by the Bronte sisters. Probably me. I'll try again someday.

10: I hate it when a book…

Is too short. Ends too abruptly. Gets preachy.

I also hate when a much loved book ends. I want it to

go on forever. And I hate when an author doesn't know

when to end a series.


Lynn said...

I'm with you on The Time Traveller's Wife. I could read that one over and over. It was a really enjoyable read for me.

samplerlover said...

Yes, I agree with you on the Time Traveller's Wife - what a good book - Sandra.

Beatrice said...

I loved reading your tag.
It's interesting to get to know someone through there reading habits.
Mine are a bit diverse I read a bit of everything...heehee
But I love thrillers and mysteries.
I love your Quilt piece it's pretty.

Karen said...

I loved reading your answers. Lili has tagged me on this one too and will answer them soon.

Time Traveller's Wife is a great book.


Michelle said...

I've got the Kushiels books on my list of books to get. They sound good! Time Traveler's Wife was awesome!

Lili said...

Another fan of the time traveller's wife... Is there a fan club we could join? Lol!
Interesting answers, I loved reading them.

samplerlover said...

Hi Judy, thank you for your nice comments regarding my stitching. I will have a go at anything. The only thing that I have had trouble mastering is tatting, but I haven't given up yet.

I finished The Token last week and Karen was thrilled with it. It was stitched on 40ct linen that Karen gave me and I used one strand of DMC 304. I am now working on a Scarlet Letter sampler called Margaret Gibson. That is also on 40ct linen and one strand of DMC thread. I like working on very fine things. Before I did the 2 samplers for Karen I worked on 3 samplers that were worked on 32ct linen over one with one strand of DMC thread. One of them was Dutch Beauty which took me about 13 months to do. She now hangs in my bedroom and I love lying in bed looking at it.