nabbed from oracne
1. Favorite book from childhood.
I guess The Odyssey, or The Hobbit/LOTR if I can be that diffuse and with two answers.
Before reading those, maybe something like Robin Hood or the Arabian Nights condensed version -- or, I was extremely excited by various Andre Norton books.
2. Best bargain.
Those tiny handmade Cid Corman books I got at a professor's estate sale in college. She had some great stuff and I still wish I'd known her instead of just stumbling across her things when she died.
3. One with a blue cover.
My nice paperback copy of Songs of Innocence and Experience
4. Least favorite book by favorite author.
5. Doesn't belong to me.
That one book on military strategy called the End of the Bronze Age that Andy lent me at a party at his house.
6. The one I always give as a gift.
Kalila and Dimna
7. Forgot I owned it.
Cloud Atlas. Oops i still haven't read it either. It's on a high shelf!
8. Have more than one copy.
All the poetry books by me. Also Kalila and Dimna because I tend to loan out the paperback and keep the hardback for me. I also think there are a couple of copies of the Popul Vuh. And several translations of the same things if that also counts (Outlaws of the Marsh, Story of the Stone, Mahabharata)
9. Film or TV tie-in.
There is a copy of Moonraker and some other Ian Fleming books up on the shelf but I think they are Danny's.
10. Reminds me of someone I love.
The Twelve Caesars reminds me of Danny.
11. Secondhand bookshop gem.
Tiny 3-volume set of Anatomy of Melancholy
12. I pretend to have read it.
I don't really do this! Though I am often vague on details of things I've definitely read until I peek at them again and then it's like it unlocks a door.
13. Makes me laugh.
14. An old favorite.
The Great Escape which is a kids' picture book about an alligator in the sewers of NYC
15. Favorite fictional father.
This has never occurred to me to think about and I'm not sure I can be bothered.
16. Can't believe more people haven't read.
How to Suppress Women's Writing. The Palm-Wine Drinkard
17. Future classic.
Uhhh I dunno
18. Bought on a recommendation.
A lot of fantasy and sf and romance novels on my kindle
19. Still can't stop talking about it.
20. Favorite cover.
The hardback of Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is pretty good.
21. Summer read.
Books are not seasonal so I refuse to answer out of pretentious orneriness
22. Out of print.
The Cook and the Carpenter
23. Made to read at school.
I am not sure I own anything I was made to read at school. Not counting college
24. Hooked me into reading.
25. Never finished it.
26. Should have sold more copies.
27. Want to be one of the characters.
I'd like to be in a Culture novel for sure. Maybe a matriarch in Laxdaela Saga
28. Bought at my fave independent bookshop.
Don't know but I do love Borderlands SF and buy books there!
29. The one I have reread most often.
Probably LOTR but the Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce is probably edging up on it
30. Would save if my house burned down.
Huh maybe my grandma's 3 volume Arabian Nights if it were here but it's in storage. I am not sure there is anything. I would save my binder of the zines I've made since they are not really replaceable and everything else probably is.