northanger (northanger) wrote,
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northanger

books

1. You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

The Borrowers complete set.

my parents signed me up for this book of the world club when i was 12ish. got a book and a doll in this nice case every few months. which is how i got Mary Norton's The Borrowers, The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat & The Borrowers Aloft as one big book. i would read that book every year with cups of tea. i would give anything to have that book again. but it must have Diana Stanley's illustrations because that's what made the book so great. still remember how excited i felt when i first opened the book.

2. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

F'lar, Dragonrider of bronze Mnementh! Dragon Leader of Benden Weyr! but then i remembered: SPILLER!!! massive crush. one illustration in Aloft: Arriety is climbing down this chain-link fence and Spiller is climbing up. their bodies are coiled through the links as they look at one another ... ah. if Spiller were a magician he'd be a chaote for sure. smelly boy.

3. The last book you bought is:

Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki's, The Magical Use of Thought Forms.

4. The last book you read:

Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki's, The Magical Use of Thought Forms.

5. What are you currently reading?

The Demon Lover by Dion Fortune (1994 edition). purchased many years ago at Insomnia in Whittier, CA. recently picked at random while doing a quick tarot reading. first thought of page 125, then finally decided on page 120. nomad is the first word on the page. page 125? unhallowed dust appears first sentence, third paragrah. kinda nailed things on the head i thought. decided to finally read it.

6. Five books you would take to a desert island.

{a} since now i'm a utilitarian & apparently Kant's "a rule utilitarian"—Kant for Dummies (seriously, Critique of Pure Reason (with a ream of paper, pencils & sharpner)). {b} Liber 777. {c} A Good Dictionary. {d} Dirty Pictures by Micha Ramakers. {e} From Inferno to Zos.

(oops. which one should i leave behind to take The Thirst for Annihilation?)

7. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

one day i looked at my LJ profile & saw all these new friends (thanks, i'm flattered): regohemia, chinkoflight & mr_six

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