Saturday, August 9, 2008

A couple of memes

I've been tagged!

Once almost a month ago (where does the time go?!) by Kathleen for the Classics meme, and once a few hours ago by Reviewer X for one of those "get to know you" memes.

What is the best classic you were “forced” to read in school (and why)? I had a unit on Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” both in high school and college. Since then, I’ve read it at least a dozen more times.

What was the worst classic you were forced to endure (and why)? I had a class where we had to read “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens. I had really hard times reading it because it would put me to sleep – I could only read a couple of pages at a time. But I did finish, and I did think it was excellent – once I was done.

Which classic should every student be required to read (and why)? “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin. I mean it’s a must read for the female gender anyway, but if men would read it too, maybe they’d understand women better.

Which classic should be put to rest immediately (and why)? I can’t think of any. Classics are classics for a reason.

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WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO TODAY? My friend Charlotte is visiting this weekend so we plan to go out to the countryside and visit a monastery.
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Oatmeal Squares cereal.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I watched the movie “The Bucket List” on the plane.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? If I write slowly, yes.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Turkey.
DO YOU HAVE KIDS? No.
DO YOU USE SARCASM? Of course.
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? yes.
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?No.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?Refer to the question about what I last ate.
WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?I have thick ankles so I can’t wear capris.
WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?I am wearing a brown skirt and no shoes.
IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Green.
FAVORITE SMELLS? Vanilla. Fresh baked bread. Ripening nectarines.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My friend Jay.
SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? A little of both.
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? X-Files: I want to Believe.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? "Rules for Saying Goodbye" by Katherine Taylor and "Death by Latte" by Linda Gerber.
WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I have a couple from work lying around but I don’t use them.
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? I tried to watch CSI (actually Thursday night), but the sound went out on that station so I just turned it off.
FAVORITE SOUND? The ding that says I have a new e-mail. My cat purring.
ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles.
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Hard to say, I’ve been so many places.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Yes.

I'm too lazy to tag anyone today. So if you want to do one or both, feel free!

6 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I love "The Awakening." I read it last semester and absolutely devoured it. Have not made my way through "Heart of Darkness" yet.

Diana Raabe said...

Great questions. It's always interesting to get people's opinions on what they consider to be classics.

There's always someone who thinks Austen is tiring or that Melville is boring. I'm leaning your way, Lenore, in that classics are classics for a reason.

Thaddeus Gunn said...

Hiya. I'm wandering around checking out the blogs of other other copywriters like myself. I wanted to find out what copywriters write when they're not writing copy.

For the sake of introduction, here's my professional life in a nutshell: 20 years in copywriting; currently Senior Copywriter for MRM Worldwide (McCann-Erickson), Seattle. Private life: I write. I hike. I blog: www.deargregory.com.

You know what I don't do enough of, strangely enough? READ. I should use you as inspiration. Because if I don't read more and I keep writing at this rate, my head will eventually implode. Last book read: The Blind Side. S'great. Even if you don't like football. It's more of a social commentary.

ChickLit Teens said...

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Kathleen said...

Oh I'm glad you got around to doing this. It's really fun to see what people think of classics! I've never read "The Awakening". For that matter, I've never even heard of it! I'll add it to my TBR list :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love the sound of getting a new e-mail. It always makes me sad when it's spam or something though...

I haven't read that many classics myself, but one that I really love is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (i've read it once)

I do love Of Mice and Men as well though. I've read that twice (in the 7th grade and in the 9th grade). So it's been a few years since I've read it last.

-Lauren