Here I go with Days 10, 11 and 12 of Sandman Jazz’s book challenge.
Day 10: A book that makes you cry happy tears: Anne of Green Gables
Day 11: Literary character you want to have dinner with: Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut – She is actually a real historical character but I have read three books about her (two fiction, one non-fiction) so she is also a literary character who has fascinated enough female authors to attempt to write her story. Since she lived 3,500 years ago or so, nobody knows exactly what she was like, but must fill in the details from the scant historical evidence available.
I also want Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice to time travel to the 21st century and I would escort her around to show her what life is like now! She would be horrified by some things, puzzled about others, but I know she would be delighted to find that women today have many choices in life!
Day 12: A “popular” book you hate: Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code – highly overrated; the writing isn’t that great and it is way too long. “Hate” is too strong a word. That said, I only read a fraction of it. I just didn’t care for his writing style and never got into the plot. I’m also not into vampire books which seem to be hugely popular, especially among Gen Xers and younger. Perhaps I’m just too old for the “Goth genre!”