Friday, January 15, 2010

My Day In the Sun

Check it out--I'm featured over at As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves on "451 Fridays." I reveal which books I love most and which one I would "be" in a Fahrenheit 451 universe.

I'm also featured over at Lost in Books, where I answer 20 Questions!

13 comments:

FreshHell said...

Great interviews!

readersguide said...

I have to tell you my Cliff Notes story. In high school I scorned them. Who would be so feeble as to read the Cliff Notes instead of just reading the book? What would be the point? Until . . . we had to read Moby Dick. I was the only one in my class of college prep American lit who had actually finished the book and I did the worst on the reading quiz. This was in my "I hate symbolism" period, so to me, if Ismael and Queequeg were attached by a rope it was because they were cleaning the side of the boat and not, as the Cliff Notes so helpfully pointed out, because all men are linked in brotherhood. I complained bitterly. I believe my teacher threw out my results -- she knew I was a reader. It still galls, though -- can you tell?

Florinda said...

Two guest appearances in one day? Well done! I've already read and commented on them both :-).

Stephanie said...

I REALLY love the title of your blog!

Harriet said...

I love the interviews! And especially appreciated the mention of Harriet the Spy, of course.

Jenny said...

You're famous! :)

Jeanne said...

Readersguide, I feel galled on your behalf! In fact, I still teach college freshmen to read more literally. They come in after 2-3 years of symbolism up to their eyeballs and try to build these fantastic castles on top of...nothing, sometimes.

Rebecca :) said...

Wow, very cool that your featured on my blog and Elizabeth's!

By the way, has anyone ever told you that you kind of look like Anjelica Houston?

Jeanne said...

Rebecca, no, but I find it flattering. I asked my daughter if she could see the resemblance, and she says "you have the same kind of eyes." I'm certainly the kind of woman who still would wear a bikini at the age of 57 and not care very much what anyone else thought about it...

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for joining me in 451 Fridays! =)

Jeanne said...

Elizabeth, thanks for asking me. I did it fast, as you instructed, or it might have been impossible!

readersguide said...

And I never congratulated you -- so congratulations!

Jodie said...

It gladens me that you would become a Douglas Adams book :)