Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Human beings can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned!*

Ummm...I forgot to say that I am doing this at the behest of Fitz.

1. You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be saved?

Ummmm...look, as I've noted before on this stupid blog, I'm not really very well read in anything that doesn't have significant between the sheets action or a good murder mystery. What I'm saying is that I've never read Fahrenheit 451. *cringes in shame*

So, I did what I do in law school when I don't know something...I googled it. Then, I did the other thing I do in law school when I don't know something and I've googled it...I read the first and last sentences, filled in the rest in my head, and am going to proceed with righteous indignation just like I'd read it in the first place and had been accused of not reading it.

Duh, of course I know about Fahrenheit 451...the firefighters start fires, illicit book reading...God, don't accuse me of not knowing about it!

So, I would maybe save...ummmmm...I don't know. What's the point of saving the latest Jonathan Kellerman or James Patterson or Harlan Coben novel? I guess by virtue of the question it should be a literary masterpiece, but most of the ones I've read I don't understand anyway. I'm gonna go with Madeline L'Engle's "A Wrinkle In Time." It's an all time favorite and one that I've really treasured throughout my life.

2. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

God, this is hideously embarrassing, isn't it? OK, I admit it, I TOTALLY had a crush on Ponyboy from "The Outsiders." And not to be totally crass, but I love all of author Elizabeth Lowell's hunky Donovan Brothers in her series that features them. God, every last one of them is tall, dark, handsome, and rich and yet caring, supportive, protective and valiant. Gotta love it.

3. The last book you purchased?

You mean, besides the Chemerinsky on Federal Jurisdiction? Right now I'm reading Jonathon Kellerman's latest book, think it's called "Therapy" or something along those lines. I just finished "Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown. Technically I bought them both at the grocery store by my house on nights when I couldn't face any more school work and thought I deserved a reward.

4. What are you currently reading?

See above. I usually have at least three or four books in progress, so in addition to the Kellerman one, I'm reading "Who Let The Blogs Out" by Biz Stone, and thinking about rereading "Good In Bed" by Jennifer Weiner (one of my favorite books of all time).

5. Five books you would take to a deserted island?

Let's see...I know Fitz was taking some books about, like, grilling fish and stuff. But, I think I'll go for pure entertainment value.

1. "Good In Bed" by Jennifer Weiner
2. "Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle
3. "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien (do I get all three? I read The Hobbit but never the LoTR series, so I think a deserted island would be a good place to catch up on that).
4. "Naked" by David Sedaris (funny. every. single. time.)
5. "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand (another one I haven't read but everyone loves it so maybe it would be good for the island).

Honestly, if I was going to be stuck on a deserted island I would probably like to have a bunch of full-on trashy romance novels...I mean, why not, right? But, on the other hand I guess it's nice to have books you don't mind reading again. I'm sure the romance novels would get, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, go ahead and do her already Mr. Erik "I'm a Viking King" Falconwinggoldenrod....I can see right where this is going."

So, apparently I have to make three other poor souls do this or I'll have terrible luck forever...or something. I choose...uh...Kelly P., LQ, and THL. It's an all-girl (book) revue review...I know how you guys like that.

*Saul Bellow
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