Monday, October 22, 2007

Tagged!

So I've been tagged...Bjørg tagged me for another "7 random things..."but I've already done it twice, in August and in May (and how do I link to that particular blogentry??? I'm such an ignorant when it comes to computerknowledge.) Then Anne tagged me for a bookmeme. I'm very fond of books, I read -almost...- all the time, when I don't knit, that is.... I've been reading all my life, so did my parents and my sisters.

Well, here we go:



1: Hardcover or paperback, and why?

I prefer hardcover. They look a lot better,and they wear a lot better... but I tend to buy a lot of paperbacks since they are cheaper...



2: If I were to own a book shop, I would call it...

Lesekroken (the reading corner)



3: My favourite quote from a book (mention the title)

Sorry, nothing comes to mind! Oh, I've got one! " Du ock jag, Alfred! Ja, du ock jag, Emil" ("You and me, Alfred! Yes, you and me, Emil" from the books about Emil i Lønneberget by Astrid Lindgren.)



4: The author (alive or deceased) I would love to have lunch with would be...

Sigrid Undset, a Norwegian author, now deceased, but I think she would be interesting. She has written some amazing books. I also think Chaim Potok would have been a good choice- or possibly those two together!



5:If I was going to a deserted island and could bring only one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be...

The Bible. Or maybe Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac- lots of laughs and some nice patterns:-)


6: I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that...

...made it possible to read and knit at the same time-maybe all books should be bound in spirals? And be at least twice as big as they usually are? And there should be something that turned the pages. Maybe that's why they invented CD-books...

7: The smell of an old book reminds me of...

...the books in the attic...


8: If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title) it would be...

Miss Marple. In all of Agatha Christies books... She's a gem!



9: The most overestimated book of all times is...

Gone with the wind. Yes I know you will not agree, but really?



10: I hate it when a book...

...is made into a movie!!! It is almost always a disappointment.

Should I tag someone? I think I'll pass this time, but please feel free to consider yourself tagged if you read this!

In other news the sheep are happy to be home! More about them later. Have a nice day:-)






7 comments:

Anne said...

Sigrid Undset! What a great idea. I've read some letters she exchanged with another author of her time period as well as the Kristin Lanvransdatter books and I think you're right, she's a good choice. That question and the favorite quote question have produced some really wonderful answers, I think --

Gudrun Johnston said...

Interesting random list...I don't know Sigrid Undset...what kind of stuff did she write?

Anonymous said...

I agree about that books made into movies are usually a disappointment. The only one that wasnt',for me, was Anne of Green Gables, with Megan Follows as Anne. She was perfect.

Janice said...

The BBC version of Pride and Prejudice is another good one. I also adore all of Agatha Christies books and am quite happy now with my disappearing memory because I can read her books with more frequency and not have a clue how it's going to turn out, even though I've read it before!! :-) So glad the sheep are home and happy!!

Caroline said...

Loved reading your meme. I'm looking at a copy of Kristen Lavrendatter on my bookcase right now. I've started it several times, but I haven't finished. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, so I can't really explain why I quit. I think I'll try again.

Have you ever read Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag? It's about Norwegian immigrants in the U.S., but I think it was published in Norwegian before it was published in English. It's soooo depressing, but I still consider it a favorite.

Oh! and I totally agree with you about Gone with the Wind!

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Bjørg said...

Om du finner ut korleis å strikke og lese samtidig vil eg gjerne vite det :-)
Sigrid Undset er god, ja. Har nettopp lese Ida Elisabeth. Likte den veldig godt.