Friday, June 29, 2007

a long due meme

I was tagged with this meme months ago by Entropy and put it off *forever*....I guess because, like Entropy, most of the books I read anymore seem to be either children's books or nonfiction books about the church/faith. Honestly, I spend most of my reading time pre-reading stuff for the kids. I do very much enjoy good literature though, and I have many well-loved books kicking around in the deep recesses of my aging brain, and I know that I'm going to do this meme and then go, "Shoot, why didn't I say blahblahblah...." But, I'm finally going to do it anyway. Even if some of my answers come from children's books. :) I did glance around my bookshelves a little to jog some ideas, but it wasn't very helpful because I don't own a lot of adult fiction. We are major book hounds with overflowing shelves already, and so except for classic children's literature I try not to own a lot of fiction books we can get at the library. I do have lots of nonfiction and a couple of handfuls of grown-up classics have either been gifts or that I've had for years, and I'm sure will increase as my oldest gets older so I can (make her read them) introduce her to them.

Booked by 3 Meme

Name up to three characters . . .

1) . . . you wish were real so you could meet them.

1. John from The Green see what it's like to speak to an innocent soul.

2. Atticus Finch, one of the most noble characters in all of literature, from To Kill a Mockingbird, the best grown-up book ever. I just want to sit and have a cup of sweet tea on his porch and pick his brain.

3. Jo, from Little Women. Any explanation necessary?

2) . . . you would like to be.

1. Dickon's mother in "The Secret Garden". She just seems like a really warm, confident mother. This book one of the loveliest books in the whole wide world and if you haven't read it you must simply drop everything and do so *right now*.

2. Meg, in A Wrinkle in Time. I think part of me was Meg as a kid. I just remember really identifying with her as a kid, and I have since reread the books and like her a lot.

3. Alec, from The Black Stallion...because he had the Black Stallion. I was crazy about this series as a kid.

3) . . . who scare you.

1. Daisy in The Great Gatsby. What a nut job. She doesn't scare me. I just don't like her. A lot. Does that count?

2. The Savage's mother in Brave New World. I don't remember her name. I just remember feeling really disgusted with her every time I read it. I guess there's not many characters in literature that are truly scary to me...many are victims of circumstance, many unlikeable, even detestable, but scary?

3. Jack, from Lord of the Flies. Ok, he's pretty creepy.

Whom shall I tag? I'd love to see Cay Gibson's responses to this, just because I know she's a book-hound too and would have some great replies. :)


Entropy said...

Great answers! I almost chose Atticus Finch too.

Kelly said...

Ooh - thanks for reminding me of some great books I need to re-read! I love your answers!

Barb said...

You are very well read, I hated "Lord of the Flies",!! Your list brought back memories of the only class I loved in HS, Literature! :)