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Inspiration Prompt #18 – Book Meme

September 22nd, 2008 by Avital

The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
Mark Twain

Books are my great love. I can get lost in a world made up by the author and stay in it long after I have finished reading the book. I feel extremely passionate towards events and people in memoirs (and sometimes in fiction novels as well). I can finish up a book in one long reading, even if I start on one day and finish on another… I can wake up in the middle of the night, feeling I must go on and read. I am like that – either going at full steam or not going at all… I’m a nerd but I don’t mind :)

I have always been like that. I have always been a bookworm. I remember stacking books under my pillow as a small child. To my parents’ dismay, I always fell asleep over a mountain of 8-10 books, my neck completely bent and distorted but a smile was smothered all over my face. I also have numerous pictures with a book opened, held in my hands, while I was fast asleep…

This is why I immediately knew I had to follow a book meme I saw on She-Power (a great blog, by the way), which goes like that:

What was the last book you bought?

A Brother’s Journey, by Richard B. Pelzer.

Name a book you have read MORE than once

Life Artist, by Ali Edwards.

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom.

How do you choose a book – eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

Recommendation & summary.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

I love both just the same.

What’s more important in a novel – beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

Beautiful writing is REALLY important to me. I can derive great joy from the writing by itself. However, if the plot has nothing to it, I’d probably lose interest pretty quickly.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Mariam and Layla in A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

For good measure I am going to throw in some questions of my own to the book-meme:

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell.

The Anti 9 To 5 Guide, by Michelle Goodman.

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

Kafka On The Shore, by Haruki Murakami – last Thursday.

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?

No… Though I really should…

You Are Tagged –

I would love to hear your answers to the book meme and get to know you better. Please leave your answers as a comment to this post – you can also link to a post on your own blog. Spread on the book meme and don’t forget to tag three other people while you’re at it.

I tag Vered (though I know you’re not really into memes), Amy and Joce – three talented bloggers I luv.

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7 Comments to “Inspiration Prompt #18 – Book Meme”

  1. OK… I’ll play along. 😉

    I’ll probably post my own version of the meme, and it will likely take a few weeks until I can get to it… but I’m adding it to my blogging to-do-list.

    Thanks for thinking of me. :)

  2. Amy Derby says:

    Oooh, this looks like a fun one. I love some of your choices!

    Thanks for tagging me. :-)

  3. Jocelyn says:

    Taly, have you read “The Life of Pi”? I keep meaning to ask you. You’d enjoy it!

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