Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Kimbooktu's Meme

This is an interesting meme that was created by Kimbooktu, that I found at Book Chase.

1. Hardcover or paperback, and why?
I prefer paperbacks. I find them to be more reader friendly.

2. If I were to own a book shop, I would call it...
BiblioHistoria. I think I would specialise in Non Fiction.


3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is...
Don't have one - too many books to choose from


4. The author (alive or deceased) I would [most] love to have lunch with, would be...
Carl Sagan. I have read most of his books, he had a brilliant mind, and was able to make science exciting for the public. He was also a great writer.


5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be...
probably Carl Sagan's Cosmos, the History of the Cosmos. (It is somewhat outdated now, but 27 years ago [1980] it was a great book).


6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that...
means I dont have to hold the books - especially when I'm in bed.

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of...
the Library Stacks

8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be...
Thursday Next from Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series. (The Eyre Affair is the first)

9. The most over estimated [over-rated] book of all times is...
the Bible

10. I hate it when a book...
starts out great, and then has a less than satisfying ending. The story just seems to fizzle out.


I'm supposed to tag five other bloggers for this meme. Instead I'll make this an open invitation to anyone who wants to jump in - consider yourself tagged.

3 comments:

Red Room Librarian said...

I totally agree with your answer to number 10. Great beginnings and lousy endings is the worst!

I added a number 11 to the meme:

Which two characters from which two different novels should meet and why?

What do you think?

danielle said...

I like the idea of something to hold books when you are in bed--especially when it is cold out and you want to stay under the covers!

Carrie K said...

It's been 27 years? Impossible. I cannot be that old. Great choice though.

BiblioHistoria is a great title and a mostly non fiction store would be right up my alley.