Book Meme 2012 Week 10: Books for the Post-Apocalypse

Alas, ’tis upon me! Obscenely late, but here nonetheless — the end of the 2012 Book Meme! ‘Twas scheduled for but ten weeks…but it never specified which ten! I just…spread them a bit apart, is all. Nonetheless, I bring my participation here to a close. May next year’s Meme be as fruitful, but more timely!Continue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 10: Books for the Post-Apocalypse”

Book Meme 2012 Week 9: Honeymoon Literature

Topic: Which book(s) would you bring on your honeymoon? My instinctual response is to say that my beloved wife and I aren’t likely to be doing much reading under such a honey-filled moon…+) But cheekiness aside, and acknowledging that my unknown future lover is likely to love literature near as much as I do, thereContinue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 9: Honeymoon Literature”

Book Meme 2012: Week 8 – Best Fictional Story Setting

Topic: Which is the best story setting? Arda. In layman’s terms, Middle-earth. [Middle-earth technically refers just to one half of a continent in which most of Tolkien’s stories take place, but the term for his entire invented world is Arda.] I am tempted to leave it at that. It’s obvious, sure. It’s unsurprising. But it’sContinue reading “Book Meme 2012: Week 8 – Best Fictional Story Setting”

Book Meme 2012 Week 7: Literary References to Win My Heart

Topic: Which literary references would win your heart? This is a difficult meme topic for me because I don’t tend to conceive of literary references in this way. I worry about how to woo, not how I might be wooed. There are some references that I dream of using in wooing a woman, and manyContinue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 7: Literary References to Win My Heart”

Book Meme 2012 Week 6 – Authorial Proliferation

Topic: Of which author do you own the most books? After all these deep, soul-searching topics the Meme has presented recently, it’s refreshing to have one that is simple math. Just count up the volumes, compare final tallies, and include a few thoughts on the why and wherefore. (Isn’t “the why and wherefore” rather redolentContinue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 6 – Authorial Proliferation”

Book Meme 2012 Week 5 – Literary Names for Progeny

The other participants in this meme have all written at length about the various difficulties this topic presents, so I will eschew an in-depth discussion in favor of a few caveats. Firstly, in honor of what seems to be the spirit of the topic, I am limiting myself to the names of fictional characters inContinue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 5 – Literary Names for Progeny”

Book Meme 2012 Week 4: Best Love Story

Yeesh, I have to answer this again? I already proffered answers twice, no, thrice before, the last of them in this very meme. So perhaps I’ll just elaborate a little more on that one. Patricia McKillip’s The Bell at Sealey Head is one of the more recent books I’ve read, but the romance of JuddContinue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 4: Best Love Story”

Book Meme 2012 Week 3: Magnificent Villainy

Topic: Which literary villain is the best?  Even acknowledging the great diversity of ways a villain can be a good character, and the difficulty of finding a paragon of one such Way that can be judged higher than those of other Ways, the shortlist for this topic was easy to compile. The reason is simple:Continue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 3: Magnificent Villainy”

Book Meme 2012: Theme Song

Seeing as The Egotist’s Club and Jubilare have settled on a variety of choices for this topic, I shall take the same liberty. After all, it’s not an easy task. It’s true I do often hear some kind of soundtrack when I’m reading a book, but it’s usually one my mind makes up on theContinue reading “Book Meme 2012: Theme Song”

Book Meme 2012: Literary Love/Book Crush

Topic: What female character(s) have I had crushes on? Hm. Tricky topic. I can admit to, in junior high especially, feeling pangs of longing for certain girls in the books I was reading, but these didn’t really last beyond the pages of the book. It was less that I thought they would be a greatContinue reading “Book Meme 2012: Literary Love/Book Crush”