Cor blimey, I've been passed a meme by Stack and it passed right by me until crazybrave smacked me in the face with it. Sorry, Stack, I blame it on the bogies.
Right, let's roll up the sleeves and get on with it...
You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451. Which book do you want to be saved?
Ow gawd, this is the hardest question for someone with an inability to let books out of her sight. I'd like to say Pride and Prejudice. I'd also like to say The Complete Adventures of Hothead Paisan, or George Orwell's 1984. Or Fahrenheit 451 itself, just to be able to say "I told you so". You can't make me choose. I'm a Libran.
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Can I trackback this? I just participated in a comments session on this very topic. Pretty much every male hero in Austen, plus a Lizzie or two.
The last book you bought was...?
Today I bought The Bad Book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, but that was for my son. The last book I bought for me was (dare I confess?) Georgette Heyer's Regency Buck. I love even typing that title.
The last book you read was...?
Margaret Barbalet's The Presence of Angels. Slightly underwhelmed by it, wish I could report something fancier.
What are you currently reading?
Sherri Tepper's The Visitor. Again, a bit underwhelmed, but I did a research paper on women's science fiction for my English MA years ago, and held onto a loyalty for her writing, prompted by my enjoyment of her book Beauty. Dunno why, everything since then's been a bit obscure. I've got another Georgette queued up next. Giving my brain a rest at the moment...
Five books you would take to a desert island...
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (better than a vibrator, would while away lots of time)
Perfume, Patrick Susskind (just keep going back to it)
Adolf Hitler, My Part in His Downfall, Spike Milligan (much better than looking at palm trees, and funnier too)
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulk (beautiful)
I Claudius, Robert Graves (both for the sense of history and the memory of Derek Jacobi's voice)
Again, this was a very hard list. I'll regret it in the morning.
Who are you passing this stick on to and why?
When Crustaceans Attack, because he goes into such great flights of fantasy that I want to see what feeds them...
byrdsong (if he has time to read books), for the same reason.