well, here it is, better late then never. >___<
answer them for yourself or see others' answers here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=691
be warned, before reading, i am a huge stephen king (sk) fan...
- What’s your favorite book you’ve had read to you? I sort of mean read aloud in person, as opposed to read aloud on a recording, but answer it however you want.
ok, off to a poor start... i don't recall any specific books being read to me. i'm sure that's how i learned to read but i don't know of any stories. i was always reading by myself. :/ also, i am a poor audio (aural?) learner. i can't comprehend books on tape unless i'm reading along. and while i admit i have gotten very deeply attached to listening to pod casts, i am constantly hitting the replay 30" button. i find it helps to take notes while listening (can that get any nerdier? i have to take notes while absorbing media in order to enjoy myself) and it's also nice to go back to thoughts that i scribbled.
- What book (or series of books) would you like to see turned into a film?
i sort of want to see a dark tower (sk) movie... and i sort of don't. i don't want my fantasy of what the universe should look like be ruined by time constraints or poor CG. now insomnia (sk), that would make an amazing film. auras, people! it can't get better than that! i've mentioned wanting a GCPD tv show. i'd like to see live demonstrations of the number devil- it would make a great kids' cartoon. I'd also like to see Mary Roach hosting live versions of her non fiction books (stiff, bonk, spook, etc.).
- We often complain about movies not being as good as the books upon which they are based, but what’s a movie that was as good as (or better than) its book?
I have two actually! The endings to The Mist (sk) and Watchmen were different from their written counterparts but they are perfect endings!!!
one more i need to mention: fight club.
- Songs often take us back to specific times in our lives, or remind us of specific people. What book does that for you, and what’s the explanation?
When my popo died i was reading 'salems lot (sk). i don't associate the book with the emotional sadness of death just the particular time. my sister was sharing my room while my relatives stayed in our house. and my bed was in a different arrangement in my room- my head was directly under the window. what i remember most about this- my first time- reading this book was it was also the first (and so far only) time i was SCARED while reading a book. i just kept thinking, ONCE YOU INVITE THEM IN, THEY CAN COME BACK ANYTIME THEY WANT. and i couldn't see outside the window that was right above my head. and i was just in a graveyard. i just fucking couldn't sleep i was so afraid a vampire (let alone my vampire grandma) was scratching at my window. i only have a screen and jalousies for fucks sake, you could slit that with a sharp fingernail (claw) or knife (fang)! and how could i say no if they asked to come in?! ahhhhhg!!! i remember those hot, sleepless, anxiety ridden summer nights. i always remember the strange, stomach sinking feeling. i've reread 'salems lot several times since then. and i don't get scared anymore.
... except for the part when the grave digger goes mad and digs up the coffin to shut the eyes of the dead little boy. there is this small part of me that is scared, in a way that is not related to vampires or undead or fantasy, that thinks if i saw an open grave i might jump in. i know, this sounds weird. and i don't mean this in a suicidal way or anything. i mean, i might just lose my wit and jump in just to see what its like! am i alone on this? i get like this with heights too. i'm afraid i might just have a crazy thought of hey that doesn't look too high i wonder what would happen if i jumped off? anyone else? no? ok, i'm going to shut up now.
- What book do you know well enough to quote from once in a while?
I quote from the dark tower series a lot. A LOT. sometimes i quote from insomnia (sk). and i often think of richard feynman's exclamations in his autobiography, Surely your joking, Mr. Feynman; adventures of a curious character. for example: "MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" or "I WANT MY DOLLAR!" or "DO YOU HAVE A MAP OF THE CAT?"