Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Ultimate Book Bash Tag! Part 3!

Welcome to this third part of my Ultimate Book Bash Tag! I hope that all of you who are reading, and/or doing the tag yourself are having as much fun as I am. :)

I have already answered the first 20 questions in two previous posts, so we'll begin with #21 here.

21. Name two books we wouldn't have expected you to enjoy. The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson and The Cat of Bubastes by G. A. Henty.

22. Name three books that have good movies to go with them. Only three? Goodness. Well, Pride and Prejudice of course. The 1995 version.

And then... The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1982 version.

And The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The 2005 version. :) Interesting, all those have multiple versions!

23. Any books coming out soon that you're looking forward to? Yes! There are quite a few, but I'll just name the three I'm on blog tours for. They are Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland by Roseanna M. White (coming in December), Hailee by Penny Zeller (September!), and The Heart's Lullaby by Jen Stephens (early next year). I'm really looking forward to all of them. :) I'm adding a picture of the Annapolis cover because I love it right now. :) Just look at that dress.... *sigh*

24. Name two authors you'd like to talk to. Only TWO?!?!?!? Oh my word. Ummm...this is impossible. I would have loved to meet Jane Austen. And then a living author...ha, I will cheat and say Alex and Brett Harris, who wrote Do Hard Things. Awesome book.

25. Science fiction or a fairy tale? Fairy tale. I love those. :) Especially Cinderella.

26. A classic book you haven't read is...? To Kill a Mocking-bird by Lee Harper. It's very famous, and I rather consider it a classic. I haven't read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy yet either.

27. Shakespeare or George Bernard Shaw (who wrote Pygmalion)? While Pygmalion is all I've read by Shaw, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Shakespeare I find hard to read (at least in the original), and overall his stories aren't ones I love. Incidentally, there are a few there too that I haven't read. Those would be classics.

28. Name a movie (or two) where it's actually better than the book. Princess Bride. That's easy. A second one...hmmm. I know, I know, it's optional. My Fair Lady (the movie) is better than Pygmalion (the book). IMHO.

29. Where is your favorite place to read? My bed. :) I spend at least two hours a day in bed reading. :) However, the couches and the van (when going places) are also excellent spots for reading. :)

30. What are your favorite quotes from books? There are so many! First, one from Pride and Prejudice. "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, love to matrimony in a moment." ~Mr. Darcy. Ouch. But in a's true? :P

Next, a quote from Princess Bride. Which is a very strange book, but has some good quotes. Or rather, humorous ones. "Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning." That's by William Goldman.

Finally, another Jane Austen quote. She's SO quotable. This one is from Emma. "Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way." Interesting how that one is also true...

31. What book would you most like see made into a movie? I am lucky because so many of my favorite books already are great movies! I would like to see the Anne of Green Gables series done. There are movies out there now, and if you view them as un-connected to the books, they're fine. But they stray by the second and third ones. Very annoying.

32. What book character do you identify the most with? I think Jo March. Maybe. Or Elizabeth Bennet, sometimes. That's hard. My friends probably know better about me than I do. :)

And so we come to the end! That was fun. :) But take heart, the Ultimate Book Bash isn't done yet! We've still got more to come!


Jemimah C. said...

Charming answers!

The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1982 version looks interesting. But I'm also excited for the 3013 remake. I hope they're still pushing through with it!

I would love to meet Alex and Brett, as well!

Charity U said...

Jemimah, I know there's a more recent one...but I haven't seen it, and Mom didn't like it as well. Made in the 90's, or 00's. :) A new one in 2013? I hadn't heard that! Awesome!