I’m being admitted to the hospital tomorrow morning. I have a very tiny queue set up, but it will probably not last my entire stay, which depending on insurance and residential stuff will either be about 2 weeks or up to a month.
"We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it."
So I came up with 30 fun book related questions. Feel free to send in some numbers. :)
- 1) If you could travel to one place you’ve read about in a book, what place would you visit and what book was it from?
- 2) If you could be best friends with an author, who would you choose and why?
- 3) Is there a quote from a book that has inspired you/changed the way you view things? If so, what is the quote?
- 4) If you could marry a fictional character, which would it be?
- 5) If you could take out a character from a book, who would you want to get rid of? Keep in mind getting rid of a character could change the story completely.
- 6) Have you ever read a book where you needed more answers and wanted to kill the author for leaving it so open ended? Or do you like that kind of book? What book was it?
- 7) If you could make sweet sweet love to a fictional character, with who would it be? Okay, that sounds really messed up, but whatever.
- 8) What’s the coolest name you have ever seen in a book? Would you name your offspring after said fictional character?
- 9) Who would you cast as the main characters of a movie adaptation of your favourite book?
- 10) What’s your favourite classic novel?
- 11) Can you anagram your favourite author’s name/the title of your favourite book?
- 12) What was your favorite picture book as a kid?
- 13) Do you buy your own books, borrow books from your friends or get them from the library?
- 14) Have you ever stolen insults from books and used them in real life situations? If so, how did that work out for you?
- 15) What’s your favourite insult from a book?
- 16) Have you ever tried writing a letter/ emailing an author? Did they reply?
- 17) Do you have a stack of books you need to read? How many are there?
- 18) How many books (approximately) do you own?
- 19) Are there any songs that make you think of certain books or scenes from books? If so, which songs/books?
- 20) Can you name 5 characters whose names start with the letter H off the top of your head? If so, prove it.
- 21) Do you like the idea of e-readers/kobos/whatever they’re called or would you rather have the physical book in your hand?
- 22) Do you like new book smell? Old book smell? All book smell?
- 23) Do you sticky note passages/quotes?
- 24) Have you ever accidentally destroyed a book (Example: Ran over it with your car) How about purposefully?
- 25) Which would you rather live without? Books or chocolate. Just kidding, that’s an impossible question.
- 26) Do you use actual bookmarks to mark your place? Receipts? Sticky notes? Or do you, heaven forbid, dog ear the pages?
- 27) What was the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone who lost/destroyed/got spaghetti on the pages of one of your books?
- 28) Have you ever used a book as a coster? How do you even spell that? You guys probably know what I’m talking about anyway.
- 29) What's your favourite book turned movie?
- 30) Have you ever finished a book that rendered you so emotionally unstable you couldn’t start another one for a few days?
urie answered to your post “okay so I know I haven’t been posting over here as much lately and…”
oh I suggest you to read (well, to keep reading) The Goldfinch! I know it’s quite boring at the beginning, but then it’s amazing *-*
I didn’t think it was that boring, I just put it down to read something else and never picked it back up again. But I might bring it with me as well, it’s a good length and I have a terrible fear of going to residential and running out of books before I leave.
asked: "I love your blog and your thoughts of The Secret History <3"
thank you! I love talking about The Secret History :)
okay so I know I haven’t been posting over here as much lately and that’s because I’ve been really stressed about treatment stuff. I’m being admitted to the hospital (again) sometime this week. There is a chance I will go to a residential treatment center after the hospital, so I could be gone until the end of August. [also I will spend my 21st birthday, which is on the 30th of this month, in the hospital.]
so I’m thinking of bringing Imajica by Clive Barker and Les Mis with me, but in the event that I get bored with those or cannot summon the necessary brain power for Victor Hugo, what else should I bring to read? The following are books I own but haven’t read yet.
The Goldfinch (I’ve had this one since last year but still haven’t managed to get past page 120)
The Once and Future King
One Hundred Years of Solitude
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
also my books I own shelf on goodreads, some of which are marked to-read
"Of all things, I liked books best."
- Nikola Tesla
“does such a thing as ‘the fatal flaw,’ that shadowy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? i used to think it didn’t. now i think it does. and i think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.” -the secret history
looking up Catullus’ nasty poems about Julius Caesar
and i find a wiki article about his poems arranged by ‘theme’
….it’s not quite what i expected??
i’m pissing myself here, his poems are just too real
CATULLUS, THE POET WE CAN ALL RELATE TO
Fifty Book Recommendations [15/50]
-----The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Some things are too terrible to grasp at once. Other things - naked, sputtering, indelible in their horror - are too terrible to really grasp ever at all.It is only later, in solitude, in memory that the realization dawns: when the ashes are cold; when the mourners have departed; when one looks around and finds oneself - quite to one’s surprise - in an entirely different world.
You called it, too. Salinger’s novel isn’t as great as people claim.
my hatred of this book is finally validated
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841 - 1919 Nature Morte Aux Fuschias C.1879
The first page of FRANKENSTEIN, in Mary Shelley’s own handwriting.