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Book Meme

Sondra from Happy Healthy Hip Parenting tagged me for a meme this week. I don't often do memes, but it's Sondra's first meme at her new blog, and I had an email from someone this week that reminded me of my answer to one of these questions. So I'm in. Besides, this one is about books:

1. Hardcover or paperback, and why?

Paperback, because I travel a lot, and I can carry more paperbacks.

2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it...

Maida's Little Bookshop (in honor of the Maida books, which featured a shop, though not a bookshop). incidentally, I just learned that Maida's Little Shop was reissued recently. Oh, how I recommend this book. It's one of my all-time favorite comfort books. I hope that this publisher (Dodo Press) will reissue the whole series.

3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is...

From The Changeling by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (and with a nod to Paul G.):

"Know all the Questions, but not the Answers
Look for the Different, instead of the Same
Never Walk when there's room for Running
Don't do anything that can't be a Game."

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

I'm going to do one living and one deceased. Living: Rick Riordan, because he's such a promoter of books that get kids excited about reading. Deceased: Louisa May Alcott, because she was groundbreaking, and wrote about timeless characters.

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

Pride and Prejudice, because I can read it over and over again.

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that....

Let me quickly and easily highlight quotes, and have them transferred directly to draft book reviews on my blog.

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of...

My mother's childhood copies of the Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twins books.

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

Choosing the female lead, I would be Hermione in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. She rocks in that book.

9. The most overestimated book of all time is....

Moby Dick

10. I hate it when a book....

... is predictable.

No tags from me today. But thanks, Sondra! I enjoyed this.

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