You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451. Which book do you want to be?
This question confuddles me. Perhaps itâ€™s because I have only read the synopsis of Fahrenheit 451. If I have understood it correctly it is asking me which book I would like to see burnt. Well, I donâ€™t think any book should ever be burnt.
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Ha! Who havenâ€™t I had a crush on! This is the abridged version.
Mr Darcy the real Pride and Prejudice Darcy and NOT the Bridget Jones one (though I must say Colin Firth who has acted as both Mr Darcyâ€™s probably has a lot to do with this).
Paul Ashworth ( Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby). The book itself is based on Nick Hornbyâ€™s life so doesnâ€™t strictly count as fiction but the main character is not real. This has nothing to do with the fact that it was role played by Colin Firth in the 1997 film. It has more to do with the fact that I canâ€™t help but be attracted to a man who so faithfully follows Arsenal.
John(Jack/Earnest) Worthing JP ( Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde). I have never been one to fall for a playa but this guy got game!
The last book you bought is?
- The Last Juror – John Grisham
- The Four Agreements – Miguel Ruiz
Neither of which have been completed.
I only read Grisham when I fly and I had bought this in Miami Airport on the way back from Belize. I have never fallen asleep on a flight before but for some reason this time I did. Iâ€™m saving it for Kenya.
The Four Agreements I bought the minute I landed after a Belizean friend recommended it to me. It is a tiny book but I have found that parts of it conflict with my own spirituality so I had to take a break.
What are you currently reading?
The Sunday Times. It takes me until about Thursday to get through most of this paper.
Five books you would take to a deserted island:
I have no intentions of getting stuck on a desert island until after July 17th when the latest Harry Potter book comes out.
- I would take this book along with the rest of the collection. (This counts as one book).
- The Bible
- The Karma Sutra â€“ you never know who might turn up to rescue me so I better be ready. It’s the pocket version so this only counts as half a book
- The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) – I have read this before so it also counts as half a book
- Waiting In Vain (Colin Channer) – Rod reckons I will identify with the characters so I can’t wait to find out
- The Complete Works of Shakespeare
Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
I had a long list of people that I wanted to hand this to but I stopped over at Elayne Riggs who made me think twice about passing over memes willy-nilly.
That said, I would love to read the following people’s responses
Mshairi (she is always going on about words this words that)
Larry D Lyons II (He writes so well, he could make a shopping list seem fascinating)
Maitha (if only to see this meme in Kiswahili)
Oh and ofcourse, from this dunce to another (I just want to know if he does anything other than watch TV).