Sunday, March 20, 2005

More like a baton

I don't normally do these things. But when Jenni asks, I can't say no.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be:
One that's hidden.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
In high school I had a crush on Strider (from the Lord of the Rings series). More recently, I liked Daniel Pecan Cambridge from "The Pleasure of my Company" (Steve Martin).

The last book you bought is:
"Trilliums" by the Cases is in my shopping cart right now.

The last book you read:
Girl with a Pearl Earring.

What are you currently reading?
"Gardening Life" by Lee May. Also trying to read through 50 million magazines so I can get rid of them.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:
1 - a book on the natural history of the island
2 - a book about how to live off the land on an island
3 - a book of poetry thick enough to stun an ox
4 - an encyclopedia of similar size
5 - a book about how to get off of islands

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons)? And Why?
Anyone who wants it, have at it.

7 comments:

jenni said...

How was Girl With A pearl Earring? I loved the movie, have you seen it? About Guns, Germs and Steel--it's a very interesting book but the downside is that his prose style is a little too academic--almost text-bookish. But the theory feels well defined.

Rurality said...

I enjoyed it. I haven't seen the movie yet, so can't tell you how it compares.

I'm trying to use the library - not buy so many books - since we are in a smaller space. Having to get rid of a lot of books... I'm having a little problem not wanting to let them go. :)

Maktaaq said...

I knew someone reminded me of my crush on Strider!

maikopunk said...

Good choice of crush with Daniel Pecan Cambridge. I thought he was rather appealing too, the further I read into that book.

Rurality said...

Maktaaq, I guess you can have Strider... my husband would probably get jealous!

Maikopunk, if you like Steve Martin, the audio version of the book is great - he reads it himself. Same thing with "Shopgirl", which I also liked but not as much as this one.

john acuff said...

If you live in Alabama you should read "Big cotton" I think that Ann Lamont has a new book out. Just finished a hoot of a book titles Rock Orchard.
First time I have ever paid any attention to a blog. Yours is a lot of fun. This country lawyer has been on the farm since 1974 I can promise you it only gets better.

Rurality said...

Thanks John! I'll check those books out.

Living out here has taught me a lot of things... but mainly that everything you need on a farm comes in a bag that weighs at least 50 pounds. :)