So I'm going to go with this meme Rabbitch tagged me for.
1. Hardcover or paperback, and why? Hardcover, definitely. I certainly own a lot of paperbacks because the price was right, but the hardcover just seems more permanent.
2. If I were to own a book shop, I would call it... Oy. I am no good at coming up with this sort of thing on the fly. I think that until I had a chance to give it some thought, I'd have to go with Mel's Books. Or maybe I could just go with Working Title. Except I'd probably get sued by the movie production company by that name.
3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) I think I've mentioned this before, but my favorite opening line ever is the first line in Crónica de una Muerte Anunciada by Gabriel García Márquez - El día en que lo iban a matar, Santiago Nasar se levantó a las 5.30 de la mañana para esperar el buque en que llegaba el obispo. So matter-of-fact but so very poetic.
4. The author (alive or deceased) I would love to have lunch with would be... Molly Ivins, absolutely no question about it.
5. If I were going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except for the SAS survival guide, it would be… El Amor en el Tiempo del Cólera, because I haven't managed to find the time to read it yet.
6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that… It's a book. I think that's quite enough in itself. I don't even think I could do e-books.
7. The smell of an old book reminds me of... Antique stores, libraries and my grandmother's attic
8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be… Hmmm, I'm not sure about that one. But I wouldn't want to die.
9. The most overestimated book of all times is… I think I'm going to have to agree with Rabbitch and say the Bible. It's got some good stories and all, but so do plenty of other religions.
10. I hate it when a book… Again I'm going to have to agree with Rabbitch. I can't stand sloppily edited books. Makes me want to bitch slap someone.
I'm not tagging anyone, but if you want to do it, then be my guest.
Weird Search Term Du Jour
I was just looking at my blog stats and someone found this blog by searching for "grease nipple". Now, I have no idea why they were searching for this, but apparently a grease nipple is an engine part of some sort and searching for it returns 512,000 links.
So, wanting to see what post of mine this search returned, I did a search for "grease nipple cabezalana", which returned links to exactly three knitting blogs - mine, Rabbitch's, and Franklin's. Coincidence? I think not.