Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday 5 for December 20: Pages

Merry Christmas. As usual this one comes from Scrivener's Friday 5 site.

1. What book’s pages seemed to fly by as you read them?

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells and LOST MOON by James Lovell - the latter is the true story of the Apollo 13 space flight in 1970.

2. What’s a book you were pretty sure you would dislike but turned out to be great?

Can't think of any since I don't read too many books that I dislike.

3. What book’s main character would you fall in love with if you knew him or her in real life, and why?

Weena from the Eloi in the Time Machine. Naive and vulnerable, her entire race was just fodder for the evil Morlocks. Of course I already had a vision of her since I saw the 1960 movie before I read the book.

4. Who’s the author you’ve read the most books by?

Frank Herbert - 4 of the DUNE books.
Arthur C. Clarke - 3 of the 2001 series books.

5. What’s a really long book you enjoyed?

The original DUNE book by Frank Herbert. Heavy, complex storytelling filled with political intrigue, strange technologies, gigantic creatures, aliens and rebellious people. The spice, the spice, the spice.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Friday 5 for November 29: WHITE

From Scrivener's Friday 5 blog:


1. What’s the best white food?

Refined WHITE SUGAR because it makes a lot of other foods taste good. However too much SUGAR is not very good for your health. It takes a fine balance between how much good and bad you get out of SUGAR.

2. What’s your favorite white article of clothing?

None. Don't wear that color very often.

3. What are your thoughts on telling little white lies? No opinion on this.

4, What’s an impressive white animal? White Tiger. 

5. What are some songs in your iTunes (or other media player) whose title contains the word white?

The only reason why I am really answering this one is to list my top 10 most played tracks with the word "WHITE" in its title.

1. White Bird - It's a Beautiful Day
2. Black and White - Three Dog Night
3. Billy Bones and the White Bird - Elton John
4. White Lightning and Wine - Heart
5. White Horse - Laid Back
6. Then Came the White Man - The Stampeders
7. White Lies - Book of Love
8. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
9. White Lies Blue Eyes - Bullet
10. White Sandy Beach - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

And of course I also own THE BEATLES WHITE ALBUM on LP, CD, digital and cassette.