Words, words, words.

Meme It's all in the reading:

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451; which book do you want to be?

It would have to be short -- I'm horrible at remembering anything; The Miller's Tale from Chaucer. It's comedy and literature and steeped in historical detail. Perfect. Plus no one will be able to understand anything I'm saying so if I make any mistakes they won't be able to tell.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

Eustacia Vye from Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native. Hardy spends the whole of Chapter Seven of Book One describing her:

"She had pagan eyes, full of nocturnal mysteries, and their light, as it came and went, and came again, was partially hampered by their oppressive lids and lashes; and of these the under lid was much fuller than it usually is with English women. This enabled her to indulge in reverie without seeming to do so--she might have been believed capable of sleeping without closing them up. Assuming that the souls of men and women were visible essences, you could fancy the colour of Eustacia's soul to be flamelike. The sparks from it that rose into her dark pupils gave the same impression."

Let's just say I was at the right age when I read this. Catherine Zeta Jones who would play her in a not very good television adaptation. She was not who I had in mind...

The last book you bought was:

The Pelican Guide to English Literature 6: from Dickens to Hardy. Edited by Boris Ford.

The last book you read:

What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Frontline by Art Linson

What are you currently reading?

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (Second Edition) by Susan Hayward. Today I discovered that most films in dominant (ie) Hollywood cinema open with an emblematic shot which sets the tone by showing something that captures the whole narritive. And it's true. Inherit The Wind? Courthouse. Star Wars? Big space ship.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

Survive on a Desert Island by Claire Llewellyn
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
Doctor Who: Dying Days by Lance Parkin
The Kid Stays In The Picture by Robert Evans
Encyclopædia Britannica: Complete Edition

Which should keep me busy...

Who are you going to pass this meme to?

Karie, Caro, Rob & Kelly.

And anyone else who would like to play along... [via]

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:36 pm

    Aha... got me. This one will take some thought.

    Coming soon.