Friday, April 16

Meme Me

My friend Jenni Elyse is participating in a blogging meme from Froggarita's Bookcase, and I decided to join in on the fun! Pretty much, a meme is a list of questions that you answer about yourself. But here in the bloggiverse weird names are a must, so without any ado, here is my meme.

The only rule is that you can’t use the same answer twice.
  1. What book is next to your bed right now?
  2. What is your favorite series?
  3. What is your favorite book?
  4. Who is your favorite character?
  5. Who do you think is the best villain?
1- Well, I'm pretty sure half the library is next to my bed because one never knows what book may strike ones fancy at night. Here's the list: Finnikin of the Rock, The Name of the Wind, The Children's Book, The Shifter, The Help, Scriptures, Mater's Shapes, Just What Mama Needs, and Duck for President.

2- My favorite series? Currently it's The Hunger Games series, but some of my all-time favorites are The Lord of the Ring Trilogy, The Westmark Trilogy (by Lloyd Alexander), and Harry Potter. (Twilight deserves an honorable mention. It will always hold a special place even though I am thoroughly sick of it now. Because of that series I have made 24 of the best friendships I have ever had with some amazing women!)

3- My favorite book? Probably Jane Eyre with close seconds going to Rebecca and To Kill a Mockingbird. Oh, and Gone With the Wind, and Keturah and Lord Death, and The Blue Sword, and The Giver, and The Truth About Forever, and The Book Thief, and Bark George, and There is a Bird on Your Head, and Falling for Rapunzel... oh for the love, just go look at my Shelfari account!

4- My favorite character award goes, hands down, to Grandma Dowdel in A Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck! (Go read these books if you haven't! They're fast, easy, and guaranteed to make you laugh out loud!)

5- I think the best villain is Lady Catherine De Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice. She is just the sort of pompous old windbag that I love to hate! Oh, and even though they're technically not villains, I cannot stand Angel Clare from Tess of the D'Urbervilles, he is such a horrible hypocrite, or Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, he is a wife beating, dog hanging, grave digging psycho! And the creepiest villain awards go to Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca and to the combined efforts of Grace Poole and Mrs. Mason-Rochester from Jane Eyre. (Does that technically count as repeating an answer? Meh, I don't really care!)

Sorry, I was probably supposed to narrow all these down to just one choice each, but as Danielle from the movie Ever After said, "I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens!"


Jenni Elyse said...

I love your answers. Is Lady Catherine Mr. Darcy's aunt? This book is on my list to read this year! I just hope I can get to it. Ha!

Kayla said...

Yes, Lady Catherine is Darcy's Aunt. Let me know when you get around to reading it and we can have a six hour movie marathon complete with Colin Firth-y goodness!

The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

I love your seductive little book vixen at the end of your post. It reminds me of you! Haha! Good answers. I whole heartily agree with you on the Twilight series. Everything you said.

Kayla said...

Ha ha Christie! I'm glad the book vixen reminds you of me... in reality, I'm usually the one sprawling on the couch in frumpy sweats with glasses on and no makeup. But, in my mind, reading makes me look sexy!

Shauna said...

Wow! If I read books in that position, maybe I'd loose the flab around the middle! That girl's got ABS! ;)
And I love her shoes too!