Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Know Me By What I Read--Life in Literature

Saw this on a couple of blogs and thought I’d have a go too.

Using only books you have read this year (2009), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. It’s a lot harder than you think, especially when you read bios and non-fiction as well as novels.

Describe yourself: The Grand Sophy (Georgette Heyer)

How do you feel: Wives and Daughters (Elizabeth Gaskell)

Describe where you currently live: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (I wish!)

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: A Garden of Roman Verse

Your favorite form of transportation: Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)

Your best friend is: Jane Austen (Claire Tomalin)

You and your friends are: The Rebels of Ireland (Edward Rutherford)

What’s the weather like: The Little Ice Age (Brian Fagan)

You fear: None But You (Susan Kaye)

What is the best advice you have to give: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)

Thought for the day: Gone to Earth (Mary Webb)

How I would like to die: Mercy’s Embrace (Laura Hile)

My soul’s present condition: For You Alone (Susan Kaye) or A Morbid Taste for Bones (Ellis Peters)

I struggled most with transportion and advice...


  1. So you're in the middle of the little Ice Age as well are you? The central heating had to go on last night, just short of a month earlier than last year. Like you I wish I was living in 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. I have yet to find anyone who didn't love it and I'm not sure I would love anyone who felt that way.

  2. I've tried to tell my life in literature but to be honest I couldn't find the titles for 3 entries and stopped. Well done Jane! You made it!
    BTW, not just to return the honour, but because I really think you deserve it ... I've got an award for you! Look at my site! Cheers.

  3. Ann - it's been a cool summer in Colorado, and there is definitely a taste of fall in the air...nippy, dusty, crisp. My tomatoes haven't liked the weather, but the apple trees are loaded. I'll be making apple sauce soon :)

    Maria - thanks for the award...I'll be by to collect it :) Matching titles to life really was challenging...I almost cheated and used Wuthering Heights as the answer to where I would go, and then I remember the poetry book I picked up from the Getty Museum last May...whew!

  4. I like Sense and Sensibility as a piece of advice -- we all need a little of both, right?

  5. Dorothy - advice was a tough one for me as nothing fit even remotely until I remembered that I did reread S&S earlier in the year. Austen did give us good advice with that book--balance, but don't not feel. True passion is true.

  6. I sighed at For You Alone then lol at A Morbid Taste for Bones!

    here's mine