My life according to the books I read | 2018

Hi, folks,

I saw this meme at Lizzy‘s blog and thought it would be fun to do it. I think it was created by Annabel.

Using only books you have read in the past year, answer these questions:

  • Describe Yourself: Nihilist Girl, by Sofia Kovalevskaya, tr. Natasha Kolchevska and Mary Zirin (2001. Original: Нигилистка, 1884)
  • How do you feel: Breathing into Marble, by Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė, tr. Marija Marcinkute, 2016 (Original: Kvėpavimas į marmurą , 2006)
  • Describe where you currently live: Forest Dark, by Nicole Krauss (2017)
  • If you could go anywhere, where would you go: The Rings of Saturn, by W. G. Sebald, tr. Michael Hulse (1998. Die Ringe des Saturn. Eine englische Wallfahrt, 1995)
  • Your favorite form of transportation: Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk, tr. Jennifer Croft (2017. Original: Bieguni, 2007)
  • Your best friend is: The God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, tr. Christopher Hampton (2008. Original: Le dieu du carnage, 2007)
  • You and your friends are: Romantic Outlaws, by Charlotte Gordon (2015)
  • What’s the weather like: The Winds of Heaven, by Monica Dickens (1955)
  • Favorite time of day: Midnight Salvage, by Adrienne Rich (1999)
  • If your life was: Based on a True Story, by Delphine de Vigan, tr. George Miller (2017. Original: D’après une histoire vraie, 2015)
  • What is life to you: The Quarry, by Susan Howe (2015)
  • Your fear: The Death of Truth, by Michiko Kakutani (2018)
  • What is the best advice you have to give: Feel Free, by Zadie Smith (2018)
  • Thought for the Day: So Much for that Winter, by Dorthe Nors, tr. Misha Hoekstra (2016. Original: Det var så den vinter,  2016/ Minna mangler et øvelokale, 2013 & Dage, 2010)
  • How I would like to die: The Runaway, by Elizabeth Anna Hart (1872)
  • My soul’s present condition: I Am I Am I Am, by Maggie O’Farrell (2017)

That’s it. Feel free to have a go at it 🙂

Yours truly,

J.


Grace Cossington Smith, ‘The reader’, 1916

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8 Comments

  1. It’s a lovely meme – great choices!

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  2. Oooh I like this one… a new way to reflect !

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see your answers 🙂

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  3. Can I come to The Rings of Saturn with you? 😁

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    1. You are welcome, Lizzy! 🙂

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