Kimbooktu tagged me with a meme of her very own making. Here goes…

  1. Hardcover or paperback, and why?
    Both really. I like hardcover books of my favorite authors, the books I want to keep forever and ever. Otherwise paperback is perfectly fine. I like reading paperbacks because they are usually smaller and lighter. Plus they are less expensive than hardcovers.
  2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it…
    Great Expectations. My Bookman and I would be in business together of course. There would be a cafe in it and we’d serve coffee, tea, and a small selection of vegan cookies and pastries that would be so tasty even you non-vegans wouldn’t miss the milk, butter and eggs.
  3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is…
    Oh dear, this is impossible to answer. Emerson is highly quotable and I always find a favorite with each essay of his I read, so trawl my past Emerson posts and you will find many gems.
  4. The author (alive or dead) I would love to have lunch with would be…
    I would love to have lunch with Virginia Woolf but I am afraid she and I would probably not get along so Ralph Waldo Emerson would have to be my luncheon date.
  5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be…
    Only one book? The collected poetry of Mary Oliver. I don’t think she currently has a collected poetry but If I’m going to be stuck on an imaginary island I can imagine up that book.
  6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that…
    would allow me to read while I slept. Think of all those wasted hours in bed that could suddenly be put to very good use.
  7. The smell of an old book reminds me of…
    prowling for books in libraries and bookstores. There is nothing more specific for this one.
  8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be…
    Thursday Next in The Eyre Affair. Books, adventure, a pet dodo, a cool car, what more could a girl want?
  9. The most overestimated book of all time is…
    This is a dangerous question because no matter what I answer it will be someone’s favorite book. I’ve mentioned before The Great Gatsby and I don’t get along, but so I don’t repeat myself, I’m going duck as I toss out Catcher in the Rye
  10. I hate it when a book…
    has typos–misspelled words, words left out, and grammatical errors. Drives me nuts. Makes me want to call the publisher and demand the copyeditor be fired.

There you have it. Now I am supposed to tag five people. So Dorothy, Sylvia, Danielle, Iliana, Gentle Reader, will you play? And of course, anyone else who wants to play too, consider yourself tagged!