Never judge a book by its movie

20 February 2006


Stolen from Projectile Reviews:

  1. Name five of your favorite books:
    • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. Despite not having reread it in a while I’d still count this as one of my favourites. It was my first fantasy read, unless you count fairy tales and myths, and it is responsible for my some of my favourite films too.
    • I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan. I’ve only read this once, but loved it. I’ve put off rereading as I’m not sure if it was actually as good as I remember.
    • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. A childhood fav., this was the first book I ever bought, back when I was 6. And I have reread it so many times. I keep meaning to pick up a copy, but for some reason I haven’t.
    • The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams. Other people may prefer his Watership Down, but this is my fav.
    • The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. Yes, I know, it is a trilogy. And if I was being honest I’d say that all nine of the books set int he general Six Duchies ‘verse have equal rank.
  2. What was the last book you bought?
    In The Ruins, book 6 in Kate Elliot’s Crown of Stars series. And I also got Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel at the same time.
  3. What was the last book you read:
    I just finished The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
  4. Last five books that have been really meaningful to you (no particular order).
    • The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper
    • Iron Council by China Mieville
    • Shooting History by Jon Snow
    • Until The Final Hour by Traudl Junge
    • The Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan , if only because I’ve been waiting so very long :)
  5. Name three books you’ve been dying to read but just haven’t gotten around to it?
    • After hearing Andi and Heather talk about Fables, the graphic novels I think they sound really interesting.
    • Collapse by Jared Diamond[1]
    • The final Wheel of Time book. Okay, so it isn’t published yet, but still.
  6. Tag five people and have them fill this quiz out on their own
    Whoever wants to can play along.

Linknotes:

  1. amazon page

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7 Responses

  1. Andi says:

    I'm feeling very out of the loop because I'm not familiar with many of those, but GO LORD OF THE RINGS! Wooo!

  2. Kelly says:

    I feel out of the loop, too, which just shows how many books there are, waiting for us… Wow. I added the titles you recommended to my list of books to look for. LOTR tops my personal favorite list, too. I still cry when I come to the end of it, sad that I have to leave its world for my mundane, elf-less life.

    Torie's boyfriend gave me his favorite book to read (which was very sweet): Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen. I'll start that today.

  3. Fence says:

    Andi, I didn't recognise a few of yours either. There are just too many books out there.

    Kelly, I have the sequel to Dragon's Blood at home. At least I think it is the sequel, can't remember what it is called. the only reason I bought it at all was because when I saw it in the book shop (2nd hand) I remembered seeing a cartoon with the same storyline and was interested.

    The cartoon was based on the book. Plus, you know, dragons are cool :)

  4. Carl V. says:

    1. Neverwhere~Neil Gaiman
    Stardust~Neil Gaiman
    Dracula~Bram Stoker
    The Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat~Harry Harrison
    Bean Blossom Dreams~Sallyann J. Murphey

    2. Last book bought was The Water Mirror by Kai Meyer, bought last month.

    3. Last book read was Beyond the Farthest Star by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    4. Last five that have been meaningful:
    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger- as a husband and parent it really rocked my world for a long time.
    The Wizard Knight series by Gene Wolfe- his writing is amazing!
    Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman- if only for the long wait since his last novel.
    The Silmarillion- J.R.R. Tolkien…WOW!!!
    Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta

    5. 3 books I'm dying to read:
    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Suzanna Clarke (started it when it came out, loved it, and got off track with my reading and need to pick it up again)
    The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.
    Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett (again) in its new hardback format.

    And I second the suggestion of Fables. I get the comic every month and it is an amazing series! The cover art by James Jean is alone worth the price and the story lines are fantastic.

  5. Fence says:

    Another positive for fables. I'll have to pick up the first vol. at the very least.

    I love Good Omens. It is one of my fav. books of all time. I have a lot more than five :)

  6. Heather says:

    So Andi gets a link back and I don't??? ;)

    I think you'll like Fables.

  7. Fence says:

    My bad Heather :) I actually did mean to link to you, but the tab was open on Andi's Projectile Reviews and I forgot.