Jennifer Echols! Musical Theater!

the book meme that's going around

Because I can't resist a book meme:

1. Hardcover or paperback, and why?

Paperback. They're cheaper so I can have more.

2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it…

Avid. It would sell teen books and comics and unusual candy, and have big couches.

3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is…

One key to happiness is frequent small treats.
-- Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea

4. The author (alive or deceased) I would love to have lunch with would be ….

Joe Orton would be a fun lunch date, I think.
But last week I had lunch with Sarah Mlynowski, Cassie Clare and Maureen Johnson – and it was pretty boffo.

5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except the SAS survival guide, it would be…

written by Charles Dickens.

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that….

Turned the light out automatically when I've fallen asleep reading.

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of….

Graduate school.

8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be….

I think I might quite like to be Stephanie Plum in Janice Evanovitch's One for the Money series. That girl has a very good time.

9. The most overestimated book of all time is….

Well, I fell asleep reading Gravity'sRainbow so many times I never found out whether I estimate it highly or not.

10. I hate it when a book…

idealizes female passivity.