QotD: It's A Wild, Wild Life
Vox Hunt: Guilty Pleasure

Little Literary Quiz Plus

Here is a neat quiz I got at SnuggleMuffin's page:

(even though it asks me to choose One Above All Else in many categories)

1. What’s your favourite word?
let's see: I like lily. And baby. And essence, and lots of others. You can see the pattern, I think. I like repetitive l, b, and s, and I like crisp words, as well.

2. Least favourite word?
most all scatological terms make me physically ill. I know that's retarded, but it's true. And ones to do with vomit are nearly as bad, but if I had to ban one group forever from the collective consciousness it would be the former, mainly because of how people randomly apply them to daily life. Like, why would you compare your belongings to excrement?

3. Least favourite phrase?
ooh! I hate "so-and so-, out of Detroit. I hate "based off of." I hate just about anything to do with "having issues."

4. What is the last book you read?
White Night, by Jim Butcher. Currently I am reading The Last Continent, by Terry Pratchett

5. What book should you read before you die?
Me? The rest of the James Fenimore Cooper series, I believe.

6. What’s your favourite poem?
Possibly one I wrote myself, not to say I'm an awesome poet or anything. But they're me, you know?

7. Quote a line from a poem:
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
That alters when it alteration finds,
Nor bends with the remover to remove.

(I know that's four. sue me.)

8. What is your favourite book to film adaptation?
BBC's Pride and Prejudice from 1996, which is actually a mini-series, but it counts.

9. What do you think of film to book adaptations?
I do not like them as a rule, but there have been one or two that worked well. Do not ask me to remember which!

10. Where’s your favourite place to read?
Currently, on my deck; the lower section. Actually, Loose Park in Kansas City, a thousand or more miles away. But the beach is good, too.


Here are 5 more that I added.


11. What foreign language do you enjoy hearing?
Czech! But also italiano, of course!

12. Which foreign language would you learn now if you had the time?
Italian

13. What is your favorite foreign expression?
lots of French ones. I like je ne sais quoi, not only for meaning, but sound quality. And I like che uomo! which is Italian and means "what a man!"

14. Name a favorite foreign language movie.
I shouldn't have said this. I'll make a separate list.

15. Have you read an entire book in a language other than your native one?
I've tried to read a few en Francais, including Harry Potter a l'ecole des sorcieres. But I get bogged down. I can do some poetry, though, when in a state of calm.

 

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