Bookish Meme

1. What author do you own the most books by?
I want to say Jane Austen, but I think Stephen King.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
The Little Prince in different languages and versions.

3. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Mr. Darcy, duh. And Atticus Finch.

4. What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children, i.e. Goodnight Moon does not count)?
The Little Prince, Lolita and The Bell Jar.

5. What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
Probably any Babysitter's Club book

6. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
The Five People you meet in Heaven. The premise of the story is great but besides that... 

7. If you could force everyone to read one book, what would it be?
Take a wild guess... Yep, The Little Prince

8. Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature?
Margaret Atwood

9. What book would you most like to see made into a movie? 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

10. What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Shantaram by David Gregory Roberts unless it were made into a miniseries and even then... The book is worth reading and living.

11. Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
I can't read thrillers, mystery, horror or suspense before going to bed. I can't help having nightmares (and not being able to fall asleep). When I read McCarthy's The Road all my dreams were ashen and grey and about survival with a random occasional zombie.
I once started to read Hogan and Del Toro's The Strain, but that wasn't going too well either. 

12. What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
I guess YA Literature? But why does lowbrow have to be a negative thing- I mean, I get that negative tone in this question (or is it just me?)

13. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
Virginia Woolf is not an easy feat for me- the modernists in general. James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, granted I was 13 when I picked that up...

14. What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen?
I don't think I've seen an obscure Shakespeare play. I've read them but not seen them.

15. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
I am more familiar with the French (and biaes because I love everything that is French). I will have to delve deeper into the Russians. 

16. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Contemporary and mostly anything that is not Latin American and from the English language. Oh, and non-fiction...

17. What is your favorite novel?
Ay, ay, ay! To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women and/or Lolita.

18. Work of nonfiction?
See 16. Though I enjoyed The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

19. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
Dan Brown.

20. What is your desert island book?
All of Harry Potter

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