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This book meme brought to you because the heating went on this morning...


What's your favourite reading spot now that the weather's turning? (if your climate is changing for the warmer, the question still applies!)
What single book sums up the Autumn/Fall season for you?
Pick five favourite scary/autumnal books for a Halloween stack...
Pick one book to give as a 'treat' and one as a 'trick' when little monsters come to your door at the end of the month...
What books are you hoping/expecting to read between now and Christmas? (a selection is fine)...
What's the best book you read over the summer?
Do you like to turn leaves, or are you a Kindle convert?
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What's the oldest book you own?
What's the newest book you own?
Name a book that you like to have easily accessible?
Name a book that you like to have easily noticeable (for reasons of pretension or 'cause it's pretty)?
What's the nicest book or set of books that you own?
What's the most battered, most loved book that you own?
Have you encountered a book that felt especially nice to hold?
Do you arrange books by author, title, genre, vibe, colour or not at all?
Do library / borrowed books feel as nice as books you own?
What format of book do you most like holding? (ie, paperback, hardback, trade paperback, graphic novel...)
Do you have any hidden books?
What books would you keep in your (real or hypothetical) spare room for guests to read?


[back to answer in comments later]
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[found on the intertubes, most recently here]

[my answers in comments, later]


Name three characters that …


1. … you wish were real so you could meet them:


2. … you would like to be:


3. … who scare you:
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What book are you currently reading?
How far in are you?
What's it about?
Are you enjoying it?


[If you post to your flist] Tag five people from your flist to answer.


[my answers in comments; and I tag the entire comm. :p]
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You meet your favourite (living or deceased) author in a bookstore*:

Who is it?
You sidle over and say …. ?
Will you reference their work? If so, which books and what will you say?
So, is there a question you always wanted to ask him/her? Now’s your chance…
They seem to have time on their hands; you buy one of their books and ask them to sign it – which one is it?
Do you have a favourite quote from their work with which to dazzle them (or at least appear determinedly stalkerish)?
Recommend him/her a book…
Recommend him/her an author…
Tell them something you’d like them to write about (either an article or an idea for a book)…
Tell them something you disagree with them on (or have a gripe about)…
One last parting line with which to impress them...



*If, like me, you have many favourite authors, just pick the one you’d most like to talk to in a bookshop.
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List:

Ten books you became utterly lost in
Nine books that you would give to an alien civilisation who were curious about human storytelling culture[s]
Eight books that left you wondering if you were missing the point
Seven non-fiction books that engaged you as much as really good fiction might
Six fictional characters you wouldn't kick out of bed
Five heavy / cerebral works of literature that are worth the effort
Four short stories you think everyone should read
Three things from books (images, ideas, characters) that really snagged your imagination.
Two genres that are in danger of taking over your shelves
One literary series that was completely satisfying from page one to page done
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1. Name the last book by a female author that you’ve read.

2. Name the last book by an African or African-American author that you’ve read.

3. Name one from a Latino/a author.

4. How about one from an Asian country or Asian-American?

5. What about a GLBT writer?

6. Why not name an Israeli/Arab/Turk/Persian writer, if you’re feeling lucky?

7. Any other authors from a social subsect or ethnic minority (in literature) that you’ve read lately?

8. Do you strive for diversity in your own reading? Or do you not worry about it? Why or why not?



[coming back to answer this one myself later]
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1. Name the book that has most made you want to visit a particular location.

2. Which author's fictional world would you most like to live in?

3. If you were off on an adventure, which five literary characters would you want to take with you?

4. Name three books that you would take with you if you were suddenly uprooted from all your stuff.

5. You find yourself alone in a strange, potentially hostile place. Pick a literary character who would fill the '?' in 'WW?D'.
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1. Who is your all-time favourite author, and why?

2. Who was your first favourite author, and why? Do you still consider him or her among your favourites?

3. Who is the most recent addition to your list of favourite authors, and why?

4. If someone asked you who your favourite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you would add on a moment of further reflection?
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1) How old were you when you learned to read?

2) What's the first book that you remember reading?

3) What childhood books / series did you most enjoy?

4) What were you reading in your teens?

5) What were you reading in your twenties?

6) What are you reading now (is it a phase or standard reading fare for you)?

7) Do you enjoy erotic fiction?

8) Do you enjoy romantic fiction?

9) Do you have 'guilty pleasure' reads?

10) Is there a genre/title that you particularly want to like but don't seem to 'get'?

11) If you were (or indeed, are) a writer, what do you think you would be writing?

12) If you were to have a line from a book engraved on your tombstone/memorial stone, what would it be?
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