Questions for the Latter-day Bluestocking
by A Latter-day Bluestocking
- What author do you own the most books by? Jane Austen
- What book do you own the most copies of? Pride and Prejudice
- Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions? Yes!
- What fictional character are you secretly in love with? Stephen Maturin
- What book have you read the most times in your life? probably Pride and Prejudice
- What was your favorite book when you were ten years old? Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R.Tolkien
- What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year? Good Behaviour by Molly Keane
- What is the best book you’ve read in the past year? Room by Emma Donoghue
- Brits or Americans? Brits
- Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature? Me
- What book would you most like to see made into a movie? None, they would just fuck it up!!
- What book would you least like to see made into a movie? Go the Fuck to Sleep
- Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character. I dreamt of Winston Churchill and he told me that I should not be afraid.
- What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult? The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Middle East Conflict.
- What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read? The Rape of Nanking. Actually, anything about Chinese history
- What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen? “Titus Corialanus.”
- Do you prefer the French or the Russians? Unfortunately, the French.
- Roth or Updike? I don’t know who they are.
- David Sedaris or Dave Eggers? Sedaris
- Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer? Milton
- Austen or Eliot? Really!!!!! See questions 1, 2, 5, 21, 23, 29, 31, 32.
- What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading? I would have to be on life support for there to be a gap in my reading.
- What is your favorite novel? Persuasion.
- Play? School for Scandal Richard Brinsley Sheridan
- Poem/Poets? John Keats
- Essay? Do not know
- Short story? Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Work of non-fiction? The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
- Who is your favorite writer? Hmm, that’s a tough one. I’m going to go with Jane Austen
- Who is the most overrated writer alive today? Anyone after 1951
- What is your desert island book? Pride and Prejudice
And … what are you reading right now? Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life by Jane Todd and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft