Life According To Literature

I saw this quiz on Read-Warbler, though it’s been all over the blogosphere I believe. Looks fun and quite tricky, so I decided to give it a go… do check out her answers, and maybe follow the blog link trail back to its source…. Oh, and give it a go yourself, of course!

Using only books you have read this year (2009), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. It’s a lot harder than you think!

Describe yourself: Two People (A.A. Milne)

How do you feel: Cloud Nine (Caryl Churchill)

Describe where you currently live: Forever England (Alison Light)

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: The House at Pooh Corner (A.A. Milne)

Your favorite form of transportation: Parnassus on Wheels (Christopher Morley)

Your best friend is: The Entertainer (John Osborne)

You and your friends are: Dreamers (Knut Hamsun)

What’s the weather like: Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (Julia Strachey) – and I actually went to a wedding today!

You fear: A Shot in the Dark (Saki)

What is the best advice you have to give: Say Please (Virginia Graham) – I was so tempted to choose ‘Put Out More Flags (Evelyn Waugh)’

Thought for the day: It’s Hard To Be Hip Over Thirty (Judith Viorst) – I’m finding it quite tricky *under* thirty…

How I would like to die: Tea and Tranquilisers (Dianne Harpwood) – not really! But it is an amusing title match.

My soul’s present condition: Saved (Edward Bond)

11 thoughts on “Life According To Literature

  • August 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm
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    I had so much fun doing this meme that it probably indicates I need to get out more! Enjoyed your answers.

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  • August 31, 2009 at 12:59 am
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    These are so entertaining to read. Two People is such a perfect choice for you!

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  • August 31, 2009 at 8:00 am
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    It's fun, isn't it? Thank goodness we are doing it quite far on into the year so we have plenty of titles to call upon.

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  • September 1, 2009 at 8:13 pm
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    I've no idea which books I've read in 2009 and which were last year, otherwise this would have been fun.
    – at last a use for your careful catalogue system? :oP

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  • September 1, 2009 at 9:01 pm
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    That's a whole different thing, Mel! Do you not keep a list of the books you read? Weird.

    ;-)

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  • September 1, 2009 at 9:20 pm
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    call me a nutcase, but no.

    (I'm only being annoying because I miss throwing things at you.)

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  • September 3, 2009 at 7:22 pm
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    Describe yourself: Girl in the blue dress (Gaynor Arnold)

    How do you feel: A lifetime in the building (Christine Adams)

    Describe where you currently live: Down the garden path (Beverly Nichols)

    If you could go anywhere, where would you go: On Brick Lane (Rachel Lichtenstein) (actually I would choose a postal book but you haven’t got it yet!) – several titles would fit this one!

    Your favorite form of transportation: A walk in the woods (Bill Bryson)

    Your best friend is: Dewey : The small town library cat who touched the world (Vicki Myron)

    You and your friends are: Emil and the detectives (Erich Kaestner)

    What's the weather like: Swiss summer (Stella Gibbons)

    You fear: Henrietta’s War (Joyce Dennys)

    What is the best advice you have to give: Put out more flags (Evelyn Waugh) – the only the title that fits for me!

    Thought for the day: A bird in the bush (Stephen Moss)

    How I would like to die: Downstream (?? Or is that where?) (Tom Fort)

    My soul's present condition: Practically perfect (Katie Fforde)

    Barbara

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  • September 3, 2009 at 7:23 pm
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    Describe yourself: Girl in the blue dress (Gaynor Arnold)

    How do you feel: A lifetime in the building (Christine Adams)

    Describe where you currently live: Down the garden path (Beverly Nichols)

    If you could go anywhere, where would you go: On Brick Lane (Rachel Lichtenstein) (actually I would choose a postal book but you haven’t got it yet!) – several titles would fit this one!

    Your favorite form of transportation: A walk in the woods (Bill Bryson)

    Your best friend is: Dewey : The small town library cat who touched the world (Vicki Myron)

    You and your friends are: Emil and the detectives (Erich Kaestner)

    What's the weather like: Swiss summer (Stella Gibbons)

    You fear: Henrietta’s War (Joyce Dennys)

    What is the best advice you have to give: Put out more flags (Evelyn Waugh) – the only the title that fits for me!

    Thought for the day: A bird in the bush (Stephen Moss)

    How I would like to die: Downstream (?? Or is that where?) (Tom Fort)

    My soul's present condition: Practically perfect (Katie Fforde)

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