i'm too preoccupied with boring job search stuff to be very engaging and so i need to blow the cobwebs away. so i'll do this (thanks, psycho kitty):
If you had to pick five fictional literary characters who would best embody you (in some aspect, either now or in the past), who would you choose?
Emma (Emma - Jane Austen)
Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte)
Dorothea (Middlemarch - George Elliot)
Monica Szabo (Spending - Mary Gordon)
Robin Hudson (Robin Hudson Mysteries by Sparkle Hayter - who cares if it's not literary?)
Which five books (any genre) have had the greatest influence on you?
When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race & Sex in America
Pride & Prejudice
The Wretched of the Earth (Fanon)
The Signs of Our Time (a very light intro to semiotics but it was the first wedge that broke literary theory open for me.)
A Rose in Winter (Kathleen Woodiwiss - uh...when you read her and you're 12, you are never the same again. where is my pirate? oh, where?)
What is your favorite commonly censored book?
If you would ever burn a book (God forbid), which book would it be? Why?
Waiting to Exhale. Painful boring craptacular - and singlehandedly created 4 stereotypes of black womanhood that made us all look like we hate black men.
Are you a monogamous reader, or do you like to read around?
I get so bored so easily. Why read one when you can read 3?
Last one, and be honest: Do you skip ahead to the ending?
Always. Just the last paragraph.