This meme is done courtesy of Kate Inglis-author of The Dread Crew: Pirates of the Backwoods. Because I want to be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of the book. I want to read it to my own children and tell them all about Kate, the author in Nova Scotia who also has a son named Evan.
1) You are facing an epic journey. You may choose one companion, one tool and one vehicle from any book or film to accompany you. Or just one of the three. It’s up to you. What do you choose? I would choose Atreyu as a companion, a racing snail as a vehicle and Auryn as my tool. (All from the Novel-Neverending Story of course)
2) You can escape to the insides of any book. Where do you go, and why? The Hobbit Shire, cause it looks like a damn fun place to live, and dance, and eat, and drink ale.
3) You can bring one literary character into your current life. Who do you choose, and why? I would bring Anne Shirley, of Anne of Green Gables into my life as a child, so I could adopt her from infanthood, cause I feel so sad for her when I read the first novel about all the tragedy and hardship she has know as such a young girl before she came to live at Green Gables.
4) _Lamb__ is my go-to book. I could read that book fifty-seven times in a row without a break for food or a pee and not be remotely bored. In fact I’ve already done that but it wasn’t fifty-seven times. It was sixty-four.
5) Of all the literary or film characters that made an impression on you as a kid, who was the most enviable? Pipi Longstocking-Cause she always got to do such interesting things and go so many interesting places.
6) Of all the literary or film characters that made an impression on you as a kid, who was the most frightening? Goulies monsters that came out of my toilet, that or one of the many evil dolls that came to life at night while people slept. (This resulted in my locking my dolls up in the closet, behind a closed door at night)
7) Every time I read _Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy_, I see something in it that I haven’t seen before.
8) It is imperative that _Life of Pi_be made into a movie. Now. I am already picketing Hollywood for this—but if they cast _Hayden Christiensen_ as __Piscine_, I will not be happy. I will, however, be appeased if they cast __Dev Patel__.
9) _The Talented Mr. Ripley_ is a book that should never be made (or should have never been made) into a film. (Only because the movie with Matt Damon was such a BAD representation of the book and they lost so much of the essence of the main charecter)
10) After all these years, the _Arm Vein Puppet Strings_ scene in the book/movie Nightmare on Elm Street_ still manages to give me the queebs.
11) After all these years, the __Discovery of all the treasure and the ship___ scene in the book/movie _The Goonies_still manages to give me a thrill.
12) If I could corner the author _Mark Haddon_, here’s what I’d say to them one minute or less about their book, _The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime: "This book is sheer brilliance and so important and thank you for writting it. Autism is such a complex and yet common condition and this book makes it a bit easier to understand the mind set of a child living with it. I truly loved reading this and would read it again and again. "
13) The coolest non-fiction book I’ve ever read is The Only Astrology Book You Will Ever Need_. Every time I flip through it, it makes me want to _Do someone’s birth chart for them and analyze it thoroughly_.