Thursday, November 29, 2007

November 29th birthday MEME

This is too much fun to pass up. :) I, very sadly, have never liked Louisa May Alcott's books. I get bogged down before they get good (as I am certain they do) and have never finished one. Yes, I know, I'm awful. I intend to read Little Women someday. I will just need some extra determination and fortitude to manage it... ;-)

The November 29 ALL Meme
(Louisa May Alcott, C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle)
Answer for one, both, or all authors.

1. What was the first [Alcott, Lewis, L’Engle] book you read?

C.S. Lewis -
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. My Uncle bought the book for me when I was very little - 2nd or 3rd grade, and it sat on a shelf for a year or two before I finally picked it up. It was then another few years (until 7th grade) that I finally reread it and then HAD to go out and buy the rest of the series that day. I then proceeded to finish them all within a week. At least, that's how it felt. And I'm not at all ashamed to say that I bawled my eyes out the first time I read The Last Battle. :-)

Madeleine L'Engle -
A Wrinkle in Time. It was an assigned reading in 7th grade English, just a week or two before our family moved states. I really loved that book, which might explain why I finished reading it, even though I was never tested over the material.

2. If you could be a [Alcott, Lewis, L’Engle] character for a day, who would you be?
I always wanted to be Susan Pevensie, only to get things right in the end.

I also felt like I most resembled Meg Murry in real life. I liked how she turned out in the end, too.

3. Do you prefer [Alcott?, Lewis, L’Engle]’s fiction or nonfiction?

Lewis: Ooh, that's hard. I have to say both. I adore the Narnia books, but I love books like Mere Christianity to bits.
L’Engle: Fiction.

4. Which [Alcott, Lewis, L’Engle] book would you recommend to any reader?

Lewis: Everything he wrote. Most especially Mere Christianity (a book I think all Christians should read) and The Chronicles of Narnia.

L'Engle: Many Waters. I don't really hear much about that book anywhere, but I rather liked it.

5. Which [Alcott, Lewis, L’Engle] book did you dislike?

I never finished an Alcott book. I'm bad. :-( I never could get into C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, although it wasn't bad. And, while I do like the book, A Wind in the Door seemed to be lacking something the rest of her Murry family series had.

6. What is your favorite [Alcott, Lewis, L’Engle] quote?
I have two C.S. Lewis quotes in my email signature:

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."

7. Which [Alcott, Lewis, L’Engle] book would you like to read next?
I have yet to read Lewis' The Four Loves.

8. What biography of [Alcott, Lewis, L’Engle] would you recommend?

Honestly, I have no idea.

9. Rate the ALL authors by order of preference.


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