Answering the questions from Charity’s Place’s post. I’m going to be super lazy though and not post any questions of my own.
What was your favorite series as a child?
I loved R. L. Stein’s Goosebumps. It’s been over twenty years since I’ve read them and I can no longer remember the plots, but I was obsessed with the series.
What classic book do you feel most obligated to read?
“David Copperfield,” by Charles Dickens. Everyone says it’s his best novel. But Dickens’ style drives me batty.
If you could run away with any fictional character, who would it be?
Probably Mr. Darcy. Of course, Colin Firth may influence that answer.
What is your true opinion of Agatha Christie?
I think she’s an intriguing individual/writer, but I’ve never been able to get into any of her books. I’d love to find out exactly what happened to her in the days she went missing and all of England was freaking out. Apparently it was some kind of break down after the death of her mother and her husband asking for a divorce, and she entered into a fugue state, but there are so many unanswered questions about that period.
What’s the last book you read that made you see red?
One that infuriated me, and continues to infuriate me, is a Christian novel called “Fancy Pants,” by Cathy Marie Hake. No offense to the author, I’m sure she’s a lovely person in real life, but her book enraged me. It was purportedly a historical romance, but the “hero” was a bad mix of toxic masculinity and warped evangelism. I was praying the heroine would head for the hills…unfortunately she married the piece of crap. As you can see, I still have strong feelings about this book.
What book would you most like to see turned into an ACCURATE movie?
I’d like to see a new, updated version of “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” by Anne Bronte. There is one from 1996, which I love, but I want another. One of the first feminist novels, it is overshadowed by “Jane Eyre,” and “Wuthering Heights.” We have like fifty versions of “Jane Eyre,” and “Wuthering Heights,” and many of them are great but instead of making another (and I’m sure in the next ten years, they will) I wanted “The Tenant of Wildfall Hall,” to shine.
If you could recommend any book, what would it be?
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee. It’s life changing. Nothing in modern literature can compare. It is the bible of fiction.