Tuesday, October 09, 2007

beeeeeep......

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to post a book meme. Fiberjoy Wanda has tagged me. Book meme's are hard to answer...there are oh- so- many choices.

1.Hardcover or paperback, and why?
Either one...except for picture books. Picture books must be hardcover.

2.If I were to own a book shop, I would call it…
84 Charing Cross Road...oh wait, that's been done before... :-)

3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is…
"If I wait long enough, if I'm patient and cool, who knows what I'll catch in McElligot's pool?"

4. The author (alive or deceased) I would love to have lunch with would be…
K. Gibran or Dr. Seuss or both.

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

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that…
has the words printed on the inside of a pair of glasses...so that when you put the glasses on, you could read the book...of course the pages would scroll by at the same speed that you would read. When you get tired of reading and you close your eyes, the auto reader would come on and read to you.

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of…
nothing particular...just other old books. Now-- the smell of a new library book with a crisp new jacket reminds me of the first time I set foot in a library, which happened to be a bookmobile.

8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be…
Alice, from Alice in Wonderland...I could fall down a real rabbit hole.

9. The most overestimated book of all times is…
sorry..this one is making me think tooo much..over all times covers a lot of ground!

10. I hate it when a book…
is....thrown away. For some reason, I cannot bear to see people throw books into the trash. I once saw this at my public library and I was dismayed. I tag... Greenberry Leslie,

Cathy Catena,

Wandering Dawn,

Happyacres Judy,

and you (but only if you want to)! We now return you to the regularly scheduled blog...

4 comments:

Kath said...

Great story McElligot's Pool! I have fond memories of mobile libraries from when I was little and I always wanted one as my own mobile home - it seemed idea with all those shelves for books - what else could you want! I love the story of clipping Lakota - how quickly does her fur grow? It seems like no time at all since you last clipped her!

cyndy said...

Kath-

Lakota is like most angora rabbits in that they "drop coat" or "shed" their wool approximately every 3 months. It is easy to notice the wisps of undercoat that start to collect around the entrance to her hutch...when I see that happening, it is a good indicator for me to get the scissors out!

Cathy said...

Ohhh! I'll post later in the week! Thanks for thinking of me.

Wanda said...

Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel - wouldn't he be an interesting lunch partner!

I was cured of the aversion to relegating books to the trash when confronted with endless streams of books in disgusting shape that were fit only for disposal which had been donated to libraries.

Public Libraries are often cursed with the mindset as being the public depository for cast off books including stained, ragged, musty, smoke embedded books that people can't bear to throw away but ought. Why are we prone view books as each a sacred object?

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