Book Meme

I’m just a sucker for memes, and for this one I was tagged in Facebook. But I want to share it with my book lover friends who’s not on Facebook :).

This is supposed to be a journal meme done for each day in a month but I’m just gonna do it straight away.
Tag anyone you want! I’m tagging my fellow bookworms Amle, LindaN, Cat, and BubbleBoo.

1 – The book you are reading at the moment.
Fire – Kristin Cashore. I’m also in the middle of Good Omen – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, but I neglected it for Fire. Also I had Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen on my Blackberry, and an audio book “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable” – Seth Godin.

2 – Next book you will read or want to read.
Not 100% sure, but most likely The Name of The Wind – Patrick Rothfuss (because lots of my friend said this is friggin’ awesome)

3 – Your favourite book.
Wow, I have a lot, it’s hard to name one. My latest favorite is The Book Thief – Markus Zusak.

4 – Your most hated book.
A Very Yuppy Wedding (you’d probably could already guess why I’m not falling head over heels about it).

5 – A book you could read again and again.
As an adult, I rarely read a book again and again. I couldn’t even keep up with the list of book I want to read. Only one has this privilege: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If I read a book for research, it didn’t count, right?

6 – A book you have been able to read only once (whether you liked it or not).
Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger. I liked the book but I wouldn’t ever, because I didn’t like how it ends. If I didn’t like a book, most times I didn’t finish it at all.

7 – A book that reminds you of someone.
Also Time Traveler’s Wife. Because a friend of mine liked it so much, and when I read it, I realized the resemblance with a character in the story.

8 – A book that reminds you of somewhere.
New Moon – Stephenie Meyer, not because I like the book, but because I love Volterra! Also, Volterra decides to make this their tourism deal. Which means, there’s tours and merchandising of Twilight. Other note: the filming actually took place in Montepulciano.

9 – First book you ever read.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It’s my favorite book when I was 3. Wait, does it count as a book?

10 – A book by your favourite writer.
I have to figure out who he/she is first… I’m going to say: Confession of A Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella.

11 – A book you loved the first time you read it but you can’t stand now.
Ayat-Ayat Cinta.

12 – A book you have been recommended by a friend or acquaintance.
I have lots!! I’m going to go with the latest one I read: Graceling – Kristin Cashore.

13 – A book that makes you laugh.
A Year in the Merde – Stephen Clarke.

14 – A book from your childhood.
St. Clare’s – Enid Blyton. I just realized that the series are published between 1941-1945!

15 – The fourth book counting from the left in your shelf.
Which shelf should I choose? To be fair, I’m going to do the “only fiction” shelf. It’s Lord of The Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien.

16 – The ninth book counting from the right in your shelf.
Same shelf: The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho.

17 – Close your eyes and pick up a random book from your shelf.
I know all the book from counting it on my shelf! Okay, I pick the one in the middle: The Undomestic Goddess – Sophie Kinsella.

18 – The book with the prettiest cover you own.
Hmm… actually I like: Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer.

19 – A book you have always wanted to read.
The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie. Always curious what the fuss is all about, but somehow I never picked it up. Hmm…

20 – The best book of all the compulsory readings you had to do at school.
Do we have compulsory reading in school??? I could only think of one: Siti Nurbaya.

21 – The worst book of all the compulsory readings you had to do at school.
Also Siti Nurbaya.

22 – The book in your shelf with the higher number of pages.
Lord of The Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien.

23 – The book in your shelf with the smaller number of pages.
Apart from comic books… Dorian Gray. Eh, I do have short – short story book collections which are smaller than Dorian Gray. Or.. The Elements of Style – Strunk and White.

24 – A book no one would think you’ve read.
Depends on who you asked… I like a variety of things. Twilight maybe :P. Or Shopaholic series, or Rich Dad Poor Dad, or The Undercover Economist, or Web Design Handbook, or Cook with Jamie…

25 – A book which main character defines you.
At some point, Becky Bloomwood from Shopaholic. If I was younger, perhaps Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.

26 – A book you’d read to your kids.
Fairy Tales with happy endings!

27 – A book which main character fits your “ideal”.
Legolas :P. No, he’s not the main character. Edward Cullen? *runs and hides*. Okay, seriously… perhaps Harry Potter, because he’s strong but has his weaknesses, and he’s just a simple human with choices.

28 – Thank God they made a film from this book!
Lord of The Rings, because it’s my favorite movie of all time!

29 – Why on Earth did they have to make a film from this book?
PS. I love you – Cecilia Ahern. The story is as depressing as it is for me. Why would I want to see the movie? With Gerard Butler playing the guy who’d die???

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  1. Abimbola Akanwo June 16, 2010 at 7:15 am

    You have quite an eclectic collection of books and taste in books.

    Thank you for sharing your views of and taste in books…

    1. astrid June 16, 2010 at 8:23 am

      True! It really seemed that way, especially after I saw other people’s list. Perhaps the only genre I still avoid is horror >.< Actually, I usually ache for another genre after I finish a couple from the same genre. How about you? Would you like to share your views?

  2. Jenny June 18, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Wow…! Reading this I realise how much I’ve parted with my reading habit. These days I struggle for weeks with ONE book…!

    I read one Salman Rushdie-book once, and have been tempted to read the Satanic verses too. But Rushdie is really insanely elaborate in his writing, it’s beautiful perhaps the first 100 pages (if you’re really openminded) – but when you’ve gotten through that and still have 500 pages of it to go… It kinda wears out! *lol* (And I read a translated version of The Ground Beneath Her Feet, not the original in English – so I did try to make it easy on myself…!)

    Fun meme – I want to do it too, even though I don’t read as much as you do…! 🙂

    1. astrid June 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks for reading, and doing the meme on your blog. If I may share the link, it’s at:

      After reading what you said about Salman Rushdie’s work I think it’ll be a very long time until I read Satanic Verses. Thank you for that :).

    1. astrid June 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm

      Around an hour, I think… I knew if I put it off for too long I will never do it. Actually I just put the first answer that comes to my mind. Now that I have more time to think about it… maybe I could answer some questions differently.

  3. Kathryn June 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    You will really enjoy The Name of The Wind – Patrick Rothfuss, but I warn you, it’s the first in a series AND the second book did not get published in April, 2009. It’s STILL not published.

    1. astrid June 21, 2010 at 7:53 am

      Hmm… I have a friend who’s a friend of Patrick Rothfuss. Maybe I should ask her what happened to the sequel. Thank you for the head up!

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