Saturday, April 02, 2005

Spreading Scott's meme

Scott asked, I answered, though my insecure soul wonders if i'm being quizzed to see if I would be decent road trip company.

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

Richard Von Mises' Positivism, though I don't agree with absolutely everything in it.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

I have absolutely had crushes on my image of someone, an image that turned out to be fictional.

If you'd like the question interpreted more literally, I had it bad for Sir Percy Blakeney from the Baronness D'Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel as a ten year old, and that was even before I discovered the film version with Anthony Andrews.

The last book you bought is…?

Well, I was at a booksale this morning, so I bought quite a few. Nothng very exciting. I think I got some books on the GRE. The Oxford History of the American People (CC will buy "the Oxford History of" or the "Oxford Companion to" damn near anything.) A bunch of paperbacks to resell to Edie's bookstore.

The last book you read is…?

The last book I finished was Tim O'Brien's Going after Cacciato

I don't think I 100 percent understood it, but I still liked it.

What are you currently reading?

On the living room floor Portrait of a Killer Patricia Cornwell's book on Jack the Ripper. In my purse Mormon America , in the computer room Proverbs of Ashes. Many copies of the NYT Sunday magazine, The Economist, Harper's and Vogue heaped in a basket in the bathroom. Pagels' book on Satan is around somplace but I've mislaid it. And I am in the middle of Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist," which I'm not sure I completely understand either.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

Robertson Davies The Salterton Trilogy
Didn't even have to think about that one.

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Hanna Arent- For love of the World
I defy you to find a better biography of anyone.

The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought.
Open this book at any point, start reading, you're engrossed for a long time.

My wedding album
I think I'd look at it a lot

Anais Nin's Little Birds
Your fault for asking

Who are you going to pass this baton to (three persons)? And why?
Ministrare because he's a good writer who we haven't heard much from in a while.

Chutney because somebody already tapped Peacebang

Philocrites because the Daily Show needs a book reviewer.


Anonymous said...

I actually had a crush on Kryptonitecross,butit wasn'tmeant to be.

Peregrinato said...

As the someone who passed the meme along to Scott...nice to read your entries! (BTW, I'd love to do the Boston-trek, but it is not a good weekend for me, with the end of the semester rapidly approaching like a hungry t-rex).

Oh, and your observation ("I have absolutely had crushes on my image of someone, an image that turned out to be fictional.") is brilliant. merci.