The August "revival" issue of Estella's Revenge is online as we speak! Go over and check it out. We have a ton of great interviews, articles, reviews, columns, and miscellany for you to dig through. For those of you who read here regularly, you'll find my "Finis, or a Treatise on Reading" a repeat from a post you saw here first (I'm a slacker!).
Johnny Yen recently tagged me for the "Five Questions" meme, and here's what he wants to know:
1. If you could be there to change just one event in history, what would it be?
Oh heavens, so many to choose from. Which atrocity should I choose? We'll go with the Holocaust. I would've picked Hitler off in a heartbeat if given a gun (or a really powerful slingshot). I suppose I have a new appreciation for the trials that those lost souls (both German and Jew) went through thanks to the wonderfulfantastic The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. It's the tale of a little German orphan girl who just can't quite figure out all the hatred in the world. It's not maudlin or overwrought, it's just perfect. One of the best books I've ever read, and it's quite different from any other Holocaust fiction I've read. If you haven't already, dear God, give it a go. You'll wanna buy me shiny things as tokens of thanks when you finish it.
2. If you could be any actor or actress who ever lived, who would it be, and why?
Vivien Leigh! Gone with the Wind is my favorite movie of all time (in a constant race with Donnie Darko), and Vivien Leigh was one of the most beautiful women of all time. I'd give a kidney to look like that AND play one of the best bitches ever written.
3. What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon show?
Garfield and Friends!!! I used to wake up around 7am every Saturday when I was little, and wake my mom up. She would toss me the remote and nap a while, and I always watched Garfield and Friends. I adored that show beyond all others, and a few years ago, for Christmas, B. surprised me with it on DVD. Yayyyy! Now I can watch it any time I want (although very rarely at 7am on Saturday).
4. Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Rolling Stones! All. The. Way. "Paint it Black" is one of the bestestest songs everrr. It never leaves my iPod.
5. If you could be any fictional literary figure ever, who would it be?
Um, Estella! Estella, from Great Expectations, is another one of those literary bad girls that I can't help but love to hate. Do you see a pattern here? The literary bitches rock!
If you'd like to perpetuate the meme, simply answer the following questions on your blog and let me know that you did so in the comments:
1. If you could be any pair of shoes what would you be?
2. What is your favorite movie to look at? In other words, which film do you find visually stunning above all others?
3. If you could learn to speak any language what would it be and why?
4. What was your favorite meal from childhood?
5. If you wrote your autobiography, what would the title be?