A post and quiz, thanks to Jenny D

I am short of time today (Saturday): domestic duties have kept me busy until now and I’m away from my computer this evening. I have therefore done some pinching. I was intrigued by this post by Jenny D of Light Reading entitled "Bad novelists should marry one another (and not breed)". The post links to an interview at the FT.com site, and here I have copied five of the (many) questions. Friends of Petrona are invited to answer the questions  either in the comments here or on your own blog with a link in the comments. If I can find one, a prize may be in the offing. If you plan on answering the questions, I suggest reading the FT.com article after, not before.

Which literary character most resembles you?

What’s the last book you couldn’t finish?

What proportion of the books you own have you actually read?

What’s your current favourite word?

What would you go back and change?

2 thoughts on “A post and quiz, thanks to Jenny D

  1. Which literary character most resembles you?
    Samuel Pickwick, but at times I have felt like Philip Francis Queeg.
    What’s the last book you couldn’t finish?
    The American Boy by Andrew Taylor, my copy had very small print. I might try again to read it in the future.
    What proportion of the books you own have you actually read?
    About 70%
    What’s your current favourite word?
    Indigenous.
    What would you go back and change?
    Nothing, because life is like a jigsaw, alter one piece and you might never fit the rest of the pieces together.

  2. I think the character I am most like is the narrator, Francois Sorel, in Alain-Fournier’s Le grand Meaulnes.
    The last book I can remember not being able to finish – though I read a good bit of a lot to see if I want to review them – was Tatiano Tolstoya’s The Slynx. Too relentlessly depressing for me. I wouldn’t have finished Cormac McCarthy’s The Road if I hadn’t had to write about it.
    I think I’ve read about 70 percent of the books I own. I usually only keep the ones I read. Right now I think my favorite word is apocatastasis.
    I would change nothing. I am who I am because of the choices I’ve made. I have no interest in undoing myself.

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