Ann from The Sparrow by Marie Doria Russell would have to be my companion, tough and gritty with class and unafraid... the tool would have to be the Time Machine from back to the Future and I guess that counts as my vehicle too!
2) You can escape to the insides of any book. Where do you go, and why?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I will never forget the first time I read it (2nd grade) and the flavored wallpaper. I never looked at wallpaper the same and limitations seemed silly after that. So I go there to that lickable wallpaper and the chocolate waterfall most every time. I'm short too, so I always thought the Oompa Loompas would like me :)
3) You can bring one literary character into your current life. Who do you choose, and why?
Hmmm... Dagny Taggert? from Atlas Shrugged (she would keep me motivated to achieve my best) or Ann from The Sparrow again (cause she would keep me motivated to have fun being my best...)
4) _________________ is my go-to book. I could read that book fifty-seven times in a row without a break for food or a pee and not be remotely bored. In fact I’ve already done that but it wasn’t fifty-seven times. It was sixty-four.
Oohh... this is regional fiction/biography but "Love is A Wild Assault" would have to be the answer. What a woman! Pioneer, married three times, lots of kids and a legacy of tradgedy and triumph!
5) Of all the literary or film characters that made an impression on you as a kid, who was the most enviable?
Cinderella all the way!
6) Of all the literary or film characters that made an impression on you as a kid, who was the most frightening?
the clown from Poltergheist (sp?)
7) Every time I read _________________, I see something in it that I haven’t seen before.
the Bible has something new every time, yes, I am a Christian, but add to that my obsession with the written word and I find it the most amazing thing to read, there is poetry and drama and weirdness and miracles, it's pretty cool and I love the little details. We as a society have dumbed it down to children's stories but it is so rich with depth and meaning.
8) It is imperative that _________________ be made into a movie. Now. I am already picketing Hollywood for this—but if they cast _________________ as _________________, I will not be happy. I will, however, be appeased if they cast _________________.
Back to "The Sparrow". It has been bought by Hollywood but they cast Brad Pitt as Emilio and that won't work, it has to be Johnny Depp, has to be! I think the "option" has run out so maybe someday they will rethink this!
9) _________________ is a book that should never be made (or should have never been made) into a film.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, nuff said.
10) After all these years, the _________________ scene in the book/movie _________________ still manages to give me the queebs.
The "love"scenes in the Fountain Head and Atlas Shrugged because it is really rape, but it isn't. Ann Rayn had a brilliant mind but a S&M soul.
11) After all these years, the _________________ scene in the book/movie _________________ still manages to give me a thrill.
When Lucy meets Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. That scene never left me and they did such a good job capturing that in the movie, too.
12) If I could corner the author _________________, here’s what I’d say to them one minute or less about their book, _________________:
I have done this to Marie Doria Russell and I told her her book just shook up my faith (because it looks at the spiritual but doesn't ascribe to one way over another) it made me really sink my teeth into what I believed (sans the Southern Baptist mindbending) and how that really looked in tough times, no plattitudes.
13) The coolest non-fiction book I’ve ever read is _________________. Every time I flip through it, it makes me want to _________________.
The Forever War, it really brought home the "War" made it real and helped me understand some things and did the best job I've seen being as unbiased as possible while still making a point. It makes me want to hug the military people I know because it brought up stuff like how do those guys go to the bathroom in combat or keep from shooting each other, it isn't pretty and they do it and then come back home and hug their kids and most of them leave it all back there and become the husbands and fathers they already where, again.