Monday, March 21, 2005

While the Dishwasher is Running...

Got this one from the ACE-o-my-heart. Another meme, for bibliophiles!

(Funny how the author assumes everyone
has read Farenheit 451. If I hadn't been anticipating a long plane
ride a few years ago, I might never have read it myself.)

I'm going to deviate from the norm a bit and send this to >gasp< some of my straight
blogger boyz. Because they deserve some love too. And these guys are all such adorably perfect nerds. Although the Professor might only be a math nerd. Meaning he might have the funniest answers.

(AND, since the Professor has changed his email address, If he doesn't read this... I'll have to live with the wondering.... sigh....)

It's a book meme – fill in your own answers and pass it onto 3 other bloggers. I'm sure you know the drill.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451: which book do you want to be?
Claudine in Paris, by Colette

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Damn this is an embarrassing question. When I was about 12 or 13,
Jaxom from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern novels. Then when I was in college, Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. (But doesn't every girl go through a Heathcliff phase? Finally, in my late twenties, I read Pride and Predjudice for the first time, and swooned over Mr. Darcy. Who is SO CLEARLY the model for Mark Darcy in those Renee Zellweiger movies. But I digress.

The last book you bought is:
I never buy just one at a time: Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father
and Edith Wharton's Old New York Short stories.

The last book you read:
Before those two? Anna Karenina. I have to read it again. Several times.

What are you currently reading? (I love how Aaron is currently reading 5 books!)
Barack Obama's book (see above).
Next on my list is Emporer: the Gates of Rome, and then The Trouble
With Islam Today
by Irshad Manji, as soon as my boyfriend is finished
reading it.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

The Professor
, because... come on, he calls himself a professor, let's
hear some Professin'!
Eric, because I've never seen a man with so many books by the age of 28, and that boy DESPERATELY needs something to blog about.
Dr. Zoom, because he plays too many games!

See y'all at Amazon and B&


Crash said...

I am ashamed to admit that I had the biggest crush on Jaxom. Plus, I would still marry Mr. Darcy if he were real. And would ask. And it were legal.

The Professor said...

I'm afraid that I have a strong aversion of memes (or at least propagating them). That, and I haven't read Fahrenheit 451. But I'll pretend that I have, and shall post some answers here to make up for it (answers appear in the same order as the questions):
- The Science of Discworld II - The Globe. This is actually the book that convinced me that I wanted to learn more about learning.
- I can't think of any character from books.
- Programming Ruby, 2nd edition. It's worth its weight in gold.
- And finished? Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett.
- The Hohenzollerns in America.

The Professor said...

PS: The old address is still active. Or at least should be.