Monday, 28 January 2008

Eva's Book Meme

I was tagged by Margo from who was tagged by Rhinoa from

Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
The one that springs to mind is Child of the Phoenix by Barbara Erskine, I read Lady of Hay by her and was frankly bored to death and it really has put me off readong anymore of her books, even though I have read others of hers and enjoyed them.

If you could bring three characters to life for a social event (afternoon tea, a night of clubbing, perhaps a world cruise), who would they be and what would the event be?
Ooh great question! It would have to be Sorcha from Juliet Marilliers Sevenwaters Trilogy, Saban from Bernard Cornwell's Stonehenge and Gandalf from LOTR for dinner - what a great night that would be!

(Borrowing shamelessly from the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde): you are told you can't die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for awhile, eventually you realise it's past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
Hmmmm that would have to be To The Tower Born by Robin Maxwell about the Lost Princes, it was totally 101% boring!

Come on, we've all been there. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you've read, when in fact you've been nowhere near it?

The first 2 Harry Potter books, at my old job everyone and I mean EVERYONE was talking about them so just had to say I read them LOL although the reality is I only read the first one a couple of years ago, and the worst thing is when everyone was talking about them I had to pretend to know what they was going on about when in fact I didn't have a clue!

As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you had read, only to realise when you read a review about it/go to 'reread' it that you haven't? Which book?

Don't think thats ever hyappened to me.

You've been appointed Book Advisor to a VIP (who's not a big reader). What's the first book you'd recommend and why? (if you feel like you'd have to know the person, go ahead of personalise the VIP)
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, because it is set in an era I'm very familiar with and is such a brilliant read about one of historys most interesting people in my opinion!

A good fairy comes and grants you one wish: you will have perfect reading comprehension in the foreign language of your choice. Which language do you go with? Spanish

A mischievious fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will reread once a year for the rest of your life (you can read other books as well). Which book would you pick?
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, the book that got me into Fantasy!

I know that the book blogging community, and its various challenges, have pushed my reading borders. What's one bookish thing you 'discovered' from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)?
Definitely books I would never have looked up otherwise like Stephenie Meyers Vampire series.

That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she's granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leatherbound? Is it full of first edition hardcovers? Pristine trade paperbacks? Perhaps a few favourite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead-let your imagination run free.
Definitely prsitine trade's I much prefer those over hardbacks.

And the final portion of this assignment is to tag four others:

Kailana's Written World
Marg at
Daphne at

*And, for extra credit, if you leave a comment letting Eva know you've done the meme with a link to the post, she will give you some link love via a big list of who's participated. Additionally, if you link back to her original post, she will enter you in a drawing to win The House at Riverton. If you're an American, this is especially exciting since it isn't going to published until April. ;) To be in the drawing, you must have posted the meme (and commented) by February 5th, which is when she is holding the drawing.


Rhinoa said...

I'm looking forward to the film of The Other Boleyn Girl with Natalie Portman (anne) and Scarlet Johanson (Mary) which should be cool. Isn't the blogging world great for recommendations, it's where I discovered the Stephenie Meyer series as well!

PS I gave you an award on my blog :)

Clare said...

Totally agree, there are so many books I would never have found had it not been for book blogs, ooh thanks for the award that is so sweet, I will have to do one too :-))

Margo. said...

Philippa would be a great author to recommend.

I am looking forward to the movie too, I'm going to the Cinema to see that one!