Monday, March 15, 2010


Top Three Authors:
J.R.R Tolkien
C.S. Lewis
Ted Dekker.

Top 3 male characters:
Aslan of Narnia
Frodo of LotR
Justin of the Circle Trilogy

Top 3 female characters:
Lucy of Narnia
Luthien of the Silmarillion
Bonnie Silver of Dragons in Our Midst

Top 30 fiction books/series in no particular order:
1. Narnia
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Silmarilion
4. Princess Bride
5. Dragons in Our Midst
6. Oracles of Fire
7. Binding of the Blade
8. Circle Trilogy w/Green
9. Echoes from the Edge
10. AD Chronicles
11. C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy
12. Squire Tales
13. Till We Have Faces
14. The Door Within
15. Starlighter
16. The Time Quartet by L’Engle
17. Birdwing
18. Auralia’s Colors
19. At the Back of the North Wind
20. The Bronze Bow
21. The Divine Comedy—yes, it’s a classical poem, it still counts
22. Inkworld
23. Roverandom
24. Abarat
25. Music of Dolphins
26. Children of Hurin
27. History of Middle-Earth in twelve volumes
28. Screwtape Letters
29. Broken Angel
30. The Hobbit

Top 3 books most recently read:
The Silmarillion
Return of the King
Redeeming Love

Worst 3 books ever read:
The Awakening by Kate Choplin ---so dull and boring
The Things they Carried—weird perspective on Vietnam war
Of Mice and Men—I don’t mind the death of MC’s, but really, it has to be handled better

Top 5 scenes from any book:
Rachel recognizing Justin, Red by Ted Dekker
Benjiah’s resurrection, All My Holy Mountain by L.B. Graham
Aslan’s resurrection Lion, Witch Wardrobe
The triple wedding, The Bones of Makaidos by Bryan Davis
Return of Gandalf, Two Towers

The book(s) that made me cry the most:
All My Holy Mountain
Red by Ted Dekker
Green by Ted Dekker
Tears of a Dragon by Bryan Davis
Enoch’s Ghost by Bryan Davis
I Know why the Angels Dance by Bryan Davis
The Silmarillion by Tolkien

The book(s) that made me laugh the most:
Dragons in Our Midst/Oracles of Fire by Bryan Davis
Echoes from the Edge by Bryan Davis
The Princess Bride

The book(s) that made me feel the best at the end:
All my Holy Mountain
The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis

Contemporary or Historical?
Historical. Contemprary is too angsty

Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror?
Fantasy all the way!

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
Mass Market Paperback—cheap and you can fit several in a purse!

Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

Bookmark or Dog-ear?
Bookmark, dog-ears look awful

Alphabetize by author, alphabetize by title, or organize not at all?
None of the above…first by genre, then by title

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Neither…haven’t seen either

Keep, Throw Away, or Sell?
Keep, unless it’s awful

Keep dust-jacket or toss it?

Read with dustjacket or remove it?
Well, I have like, one book with a dust-jacket…but still on

Little Women or Anne of Green Gables?
Anne of Green Gables…she’s much more imaginative

Short story or novel?

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
When someone makes me…so I guess when tired.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Once upon a time, without a doubt.

Tear Jerker or Belly Laugh?
Preferably both, but if only one…tear jerker

Charlotte, Emily, or Anne Brontë?
Haven’t read any

Buy or Borrow?
Borrow, because I have no money

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation, or Browse?
Browse, because no one I know likes my tastes

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)? Collection

Crane or Conrad?
Haven’t read either

Standalone or Series?

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
Cliffhanger only if there is a sequel

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
When I have time

Favorite genre series?
I can’t decide

New or used?
Used is way cheaper

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Enoch’s Ghost by Bryan Davis

1 comment:

  1. Hey Galadriel,
    I saw your comment on my blog, and I appreciate your offer. I know how valuable a second set of eyes can be. There's only one problem, though: It's book 2 of a trilogy, so you'd miss a lot of the story (and worldbuilding) from the 1st book.