Just another little activity to fill the days as we sit in our domiciles and await the glorious day when we get the all-clear signal. (And even when we do, I plan to hole up a bit longer, just to make sure. I’m more than happy to let other brave souls test the waters. I’m fine with not being the hero, no shame in my game.) Anyway, the theme for this quiz is “Books”. Answer any or all or none, it’s entirely up to you…
What book are you currently reading? If in between books, what was the last book that you attempted/finished? (Don’t worry if said book is a bit smutty. If you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll see that I recently lusted my way through a string of gay erotica titles. Again, no shame. That’s what I was reading; that’s what I reported. Honesty is so much easier than pretense.) And if you don’t read books, we need to sit down and have a discussion. Once we get the all-clear.
Speaking of Goodreads, you can hook up with me here. To be honest, I don’t spend a LOT of time on the site, but I do keep my reading activities updated as well as my shockingly-large inventory. You can learn a lot about a person from the literary choices they make.
This question is two-fold. What fictional character did you identify with as a child, and what fictional character do you identify with now? This doesn’t have to be an absolute. You can list multiple characters or a vague generalization. (“I always felt connected to characters who never got picked for playground competitions. My mother made me wear striped polyester pants in elementary school. Horizontal stripes. It took me a long time to feel whole again.”)
If you could turn back time and be given a chance to enter this world as an author who is now writing in the starry sky, who would you be? (In case it’s not clear, you can’t be someone who is still living. That would cause a disruption in the time-space continuum and we don’t have, well, time for that.) List multiple authors if you can’t narrow it down. Even the best of us change our minds at any given moment, so it’s always good to have a back-up reincarnation plan.
What book(s) did you read later in life that you wish you had encountered much earlier? Alternative query: What book(s) have you read that actually made you question one of your fundamental beliefs? Alternative, Part Two: If neither of the preceding rings a bell, what book(s) do you continually reread because they still satisfy despite all the rinsing and repeating?
What book have you read that would make a terrific movie, but no one has ever bothered to do so? (Be careful with your response. This is Bonnywood. We know movies, and you don’t want to feel like you’re wearing striped polyester pants again.) Alternative: What movie(s) do you consider to be terrible adaptions of otherwise really great books?
Okay, that’s all for now. Let’s see where you go with it.