Thursday, June 3, 2004

Weekend Homework: This book -- it's so you.

Man.  Thought I'd just whip off a quick little entry for this week's homework assignment, and then Scalzi comes up with this doozy:

Name the book that you feel would best describe you to a total stranger.

Dang.

I am not a book.  I am a collection.  Get your library card handy, and check these puppies out.  I am somewhere at the intersection of:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (for intellectual curiosity); Les Miserables (for that ethical streak -- and the bonus that it's been made into a musical); Green Eggs and Ham (for an ultimate willingness to try new things and admit I've been wrong); Elementary Linear Algebra (for its elegant numberness); Cats for Dummies (because I'm not ashamed to be told which end to feed); and the Victoria's Secret catalog.

If forced to pick a single book, I'd have to say:  Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- because all the rest do nothing to describe me unless tempered with a huge dose of smart-assery.

Extra Credit: List a book that someone swore would be a book you would love -- and you didn't.

Again, I answer with more than a book -- I can give you a whole genre.  Friends thought my technoweenieness and my love for science fiction would make me a sure bet for cyberpunk.  But I've tried at least three (alleged) classics of the field, and they do nothing for me.  Go figure.

2 comments:

janothy said...

This weekend assignment sounds like fun!!  i think I am going to have to do it.

I just love to read.  Never thought about one that would describe me, though.

Jan

sunshine38585 said...

Man I am like  you there is no way I could pick just one book!! Have a great weekend.
Missy