Yes, it’s meme time again, where those who have read prolifically during the year get a much easier ride. Here’s how it works…
Using only books you have read this year (2012), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title.
Describe yourself: Queen Victoria’s Stalker (Jan Bondeson)
How do you feel: A Simpleton (Charles Reade)
Describe where you currently live: Below the Fairy City (Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton)
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: The Victorian City (Judith Flanders)
Your favourite form of transportation: Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K. Jerome)
Your best friend is: The Angel of the Revolution (George Chetwynd Griffith)
You and your friends are: All Sorts and Conditions of Men (Walter Besant)
What’s the weather like: Waiting for Sunrise (William Boyd)
You fear: A Violent Act (Alison Joseph)
What is the best advice you have to give: Talent is Overrated (Geoff Colvin)
Thought for the day: Teach us to Sit Still (Tim Parks)
How I would like to die: Between Women (Sharon Marcus)
My soul’s present condition: Stet (Diana Athill)
Try it yourself, and please post a link below so I can have a nose at your answers.
Out now: The Meanings of Home in Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction, a beautifully written study of this Victorian author's novels.