BOOKISH MEME

Since I’m not going to sleep any time soon…I’m reading blogs. I took this meme from Reading, Writing, Living.

1. Hardcover or paperback, and why?

Both. Hardbacks feel more official. With how expensive and heavy hardcovers can be, though, I tend to buy paperbacks or cloth covered books.

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

Imagination Unleashed! (Must include exclamation point).

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

Okay, I have four from one book – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho:

“People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams because they feel they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.” – The Alchemist

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” – The Alchemist

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure.” – The Alchemist

As he was about to climb yet another dune, his heart whispered, “Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That’s where I am, and that’s where your treasure is.”

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

Lauren Winner. She writes about her faith with an edge and authenticity.

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

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (it’s all in one volume, so that counts as one book, right?) I get something new out of it every time I read it.

Or my complete volume of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. I would need to laugh on a desert island for sure.

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that…
would allow me to read my book…lying down… without holding onto the book… and it would turn the pages for me.

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

history

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

Harry Potter. He was a good friend, he wasn’t necessarily the smartest, but he had courage, heart and learned that sometimes you have to choose “between what is right and what is easy.” He was willing to sacrifice himself to save those he loved and those he didn’t know from the ultimate evil.

If I could only be that courageous and noble.

9. The most overestimated book of all time is…

I don’t know. There have been so many that have made me think, “huh? and the big deal was?”

10. I hate it when a book…

…is really badly written, and published anyway…or when a book that uses techniques I used to be punished for gets published and people love it.

I’m going to tag people who own more books than I do…Dana, Nancy, and Kelly.

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