Violet Gauri tagged me with this, and thankfully, my current writers block necessitates that I do this tag pronto, without delay and without deliberation. I am not going to give myself the luxury of time and rumination over this, so most of this is straight off the bat, and is prone to revision later in clearer, more unfuzzed with hunger, mind times.
1) What author do you own the most books by?
2) What book do you own the most copies of?
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Nah. I’m not fussy.
4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
5) What book have you read the most times in your life?
Most of the writings by PG Wodehouse.
6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
7) What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay. By Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi. Donot read it even if someone puts a gun to your head.
8) What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
The Imperial Agent by Timeri Murari and The Wasted Vigil by Nabeel Aslam. Also Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani. Cmon. One best book you give me?
9) If you could force everyone to read one book, what would it be?
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.
10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?
Who am I to comment, never having taken the plunge into writing a book myself. Any book publishers out there, this hack is waiting for an offer she cant resist!
11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
Douglas Adams The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Wait, there is a movie already?????
12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
The Diary of Anne Frank
13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
Dont ask about the things I and Mills and Boons heroes got upto in the dark of my dreams.
14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
Again The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay. Ugh ugh and triple ugh.
15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
A History of Philosophy.
16) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Chaucer anyday, such rollicking fun.
17) Austen or Eliot?
18) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
The Russians. Except for a bit of Tolstoy and Chekov I have nothing. Nor
19) What is your favorite novel?
Gone with the wind. Pity I never had the flashing green eyes or the 16 inch waist, but I could never see what she saw in the damned wimpy Ashley.
A Clockwork Orange.
21) Short story?
Somerset Maugham – All
22) Work of non-fiction?
The life of Albert Einstein
23) Who is your favorite writer?
Once again, just one???? Cmon, have a heart. Douglas Adams, PG Wodehouse, Dave Barry, W Somerset Maugham, Helen Fielding, J K Rowling, JRR Tolkein, Jerome K Jerome, Stephen King, Erica Jong and Jonathan Swift. Will add to this later.
As is mandatory, I tag
and whoever else wishes to take this up.