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

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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

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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, there … Continue reading Book Meme 2012 Week 9: Honeymoon Literature

Book Meme 2012: Week 8 – Best Fictional Story Setting

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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’s … Continue 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 many … Continue 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 redolent … Continue 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 in … Continue 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 Judd … Continue 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 the … Continue 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 great … Continue reading Book Meme 2012: Literary Love/Book Crush