On the blog today, I have a wonderful book meme, first featured on Christina’s blog, Christina Reads YA! In this tag, we discuss favorite books, settings and authors, and I am very excited to share my own answers today! Check out her answers on her own blog as well!
1. I would give up the internet for a month for a signed first edition of this book:
Give up the internet? My co-bloggers would murder me. I suppose I could call one of them and dictate me reviews. Actually, that sounds awesome. That is as close to fame as I will ever get. Okay, sure I can give up the internet.
I am totally going to cheat a little and choose a comic book. Batman is my all-time favorite superhero, and his “family” consists of some of my favorite DCU characters. So, if I had to choose a first edition, signed, then I want Detective Comics #27, May 1939, in my hands. THAT would be worth giving up the internet.
2. I would give up pizza for a year if it meant I could sit next to this author on a long plane ride:
I HATE TALKING ON THE PLANE. Well, I hate talking to people, period. On the airplane, I would rather look out the window, listen to my headphones and read my book. I wish there was cheap rates on airlines for a roundtrip in the air to do just this.
Also, giving up pizza. Why don’t you just ask me for a kidney? Oh, well, okay, I I’d do it for this particular author.
Alright, if I had to choose one author to sit next to for a plane ride, I would have to pick the esteemed Marcus Sedgwick. I would love to pick his brain regarding his obsession with Scandinavian culture, since each of his books, so far, has held an Easter egg of his obsession. It would be the most metal plane ride, ever.
3. I would sit through a thousand hours of commercials if it would ensure that Hollywood made this book into a (really good) movie:
I have a stipulation on this one. Because if I have to watch commercials, the absolute dregs of society, the lower common denominator of society for a thousand hours (which is, in case you were wondering, 41.6 days, or approximately 6 weeks), then I want this done, by the book, my way.
I want Daughter of Smoke and Bone done by Studio Ghibli. Yes, I want it done as an anime, Howl’s Moving Castle style.
4. I would never read a new book again if it meant I could live inside this book:
This one was the hardest ones to choose. In a lot of my books, really horrible things happen. I do not have survival skills to ensure my survival in the post-apocalyptic world. I have to take medicine now in the cozy, modern century to ensure I want to keep living.
So where would I choose? I want to so go live in Middle Earth. I want to meet Elves, and I want to try Hobbit foods and see the beautiful cities. I want to hear the music and the mythology of the land. I want to celebrate the return of the king and the destruction of the ring. I want to spy the Elves’ journey to the coast, where they will depart to the sea. I want to see the Evenstar and the Lady of the Light. I want to talk with Gandalf.
I want to live in Middle Earth. I would give up new books forever to even step a foot in this land.
5. I would let my Google search history be made public if it meant I could be best friends with this author:
I am going to choose an author that I have not met, because the authors I have met are MY FRIENDS BY DEFAULT.
I have horrible social skills. Also, my Google history isn’t horrible. Sometimes, it is slightly embarrassing, but nothing that would destroy me. A lot of the weird stuff I Googled was for writing research, anyways.
Anyways, can I totally be friends with Laini Taylor? Do I really need to list the reasons? I mean, she has to be one of the most awesome people on Earth. She’s smart, and confident, and I would totally let her dye my hair.
6. I would donate everything I own to Goodwill if it meant I could date this book character in real life:
Maaannnn….just…..this is harrrrddddd. Okay, well, it is hard because one of my choices is a young fellow, and that makes me feel a bit creepy. However, MARK WATNEY would top my list! He’s smart, funny, and we would have the cutest (adopted) Martian babies ever! I want him to talk all geeky to me. I bet he is great with house repairs and gardening as well. But above all else, I trust that in tough situations, he will have a level head and a goofy grin. Also, I am hoping he has a sweet crash pad, since I have nothing to my name.
What would you answer for these questions? Interested in participating in the meme? Let me know!