Thursday, March 17, 2005

The Stick

Well thanks, C Dale. I got home just after midnight this morning. The vacation is over, and now I have this stick assignment! (But I love assignments.)

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be? Don Quixote.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? The Skin Horse in The Velveteen Rabbit (the book was one of Dean's first gifts to me; he's my Skin Horse).

The last book you bought is: The Coronary Garden, by Ann Townsend. Loved the cover, the title poem; the rest . . . .?

The last book you read: Completely? The Captain Lands in Paradise, by Sarah Manguso (I usually don't completely finish a book, if I lose interest in it: this one held mine)

What are you currently reading? I'm still in the middle of The Midnight Disease . . . I read it bit by bit. Fascinating, occasionally annoying, stuff.

Five books you would take to a deserted island: I'd take five blank books, so I could write what I wanted . . . I do get a pen don't I?

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why? Hopefully these three haven't already been "stuck." I have been a little bit out of the loop for a while.

Rebecca Loudon, because she is divine.
Emily Lloyd, because I love Poesy Galore
David Koehn at Great American Pinup, because I like his picture. :)

3 comments:

David Koehn said...

Okay. I'm cheating and posting my answers here. No one said I HAD to dirty TGAP with this messy MEME business. If I'm breaking the rules...so be it...all the better.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be? THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norman Juster OR WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Too many...but Brett from THE SUN ALSO RISES reminds me of a romantic period in my affections. Also, the young girl in THE LOVER. Jessica Rabbit is hot. And so on...

The last book you bought is: 300 Chinese Poems from T'ang Dynasty

The last book you read: Completely? Not including books of poetry which get read in their entirrty however sporadically. GOOD TO GREAT by Jim Collins.

What are you currently reading? These are listed at TGAP in my currently reading list.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

Wilderness Shelters and How to Build Them
by Bradford Angier

The Sas Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea
by John Wiseman

The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica -- by Marilyn Jaye Lewis (Editor), Maxim Jakubowski (Editor);

Collected Letters to Penthouse Volumes I-XXX

The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Third Edition [BOX SET]
by Richard Ellmann (Editor), Robert O'Clair (Editor), Jahan Ramazani (Editor), Richard Ellman

Peter said...

Oh David, I love your answers, particularly the Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica (hehehe) but you didn't say to whom you were passing the stick!

David Koehn said...

Have Schmeer, Nester, and Mueske had to subject themselves to this devilry yet? If not, then those guys...though they may not want to play nice.

So:

Unfiltered Dreck
God Save My Blog
The World According to Ess

You have been cursed with the "if I don't play nice I'll look like a jerk" twig. Enjoy! ;-)

...and Peter, thanks for being a sport!