Are you a Literary Geek? Quiz from Natalie

This one was less daunting than the one that Rob McLennan posted.

1) What author do you own the most books by? Mercedes Lackey

2) What book do you own the most copies of? The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler I believe (though it's possible that it's a tie with some other CanLit)

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions? Not as much as it could have, given that it's a meme

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with? I'm not secretly in love with any fictional characters, though many are rather attractive in particular ways.

5) What book have you read the most times in your life? Gosh… No idea… how about Mercedes Lackey's Arrows of the Queen trilogy? It's comfort literature.

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
I honestly don't remember… probably something like the Diary of Anne Frank, or anything by Roald Dahl or something.

7) What is the worst book you've read in the past year?
I read bad books? That's news to me! 🙂 Uh… Derek Foster's latest book wasn't amazing. We'll go with that.

8) What is the best book you've read in the past year?
Gosh… hard question! I'll go with Comment faire l'amour a un Negre sans se fatiguer by Dany Laferiiere

9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
I wouldn't. But Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, because of the strategy that the writers employed to write the book… I wanna see someone else try that and succeed this well!

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?
No idea. Someone like Michel Basilieres perhaps.

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
I don't know… it depends on if it's made well or Hollywood-ized too much. It needs to be a book that will benefit from good well constructed visuals.

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Books that remain entirely inside a character's head. Imagination is often stronger than good visuals in that respect.

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
I can't recall anything specific enough to describe here. I'm more likely to dream up stuff with real people in 'em.

14) What is the most lowbrow book you've read as an adult?
*shrugs* who cares how lowbrow or highbrow a book perports to be?

15) What is the most difficult book you've ever read?
Uh… difficult, eh? Well I never did finish Paradise Lost by Milton, but I'd like to think the reason isn't because it's difficult.

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you've seen?
Winter's Tale (which is not one of my faves btw)

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
French because I can read it in the original.

18) Roth or Updike?
No idea.

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
Also no idea.

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?

21) Austen or Eliot?

22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Uh… I have a lot of gaps actually mostly in American/British lit.

23) What is your favorite novel?
No idea… there are simply too many great ones. Brendan Bouchard's Life's Golden Ticket is an easy read and has a good positive message.

24) Play?
Gosh… how about Angels in America

25) Poem?
Ummm… too many choices we'll go with Eunoia (even though I've only read excerpts)

26) Essay?
Uh… I dunno… there were a bunch o' good ones in my Comp Lit days.

27) Short story?
Again too many good ones… LeGuin's The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas comes to mind.

28) Work of non-fiction?
I don't know… there are a tonne of good ones.

29) Who is your favorite writer?
Too many good ones! Generally I love CanLit, popular literature and SciFi Fantasy authors.

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
I don't know

31) What is your desert island book?
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

32) And … what are you reading right now?
A bunch of poetry books actually, especially the Bert Almon one I got from him in class.