Thursday, 23 August 2007

Now where's my straw hat?

You're Adventures of Huckleberry Finn!

by Mark Twain

With an affinity for floating down the river, you see things in black
and white. The world is strange and new to you and the more you learn about it, the less
it makes sense. You probably speak with an accent and others have a hard time
understanding you and an even harder time taking you seriously. Nevertheless, your
adventurous spirit is admirable. You really like straw hats.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

I am a sucker for these little quizes.
Hmm. Is it a good thing to be compared to the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? I suppose there could be worse things/books to be compared to. I would be concerned if I was, say for example, Misery by Stephen King. Or Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
So on reflection, I am not a psycho or a monstrous man made creature, merely a straw hat lover with an adventurous spirit. I think I can live with that.

Picture of the day:

Pink Geraniums


Anonymous said...

Mary Shelley, not Mark Shelley wrote Frankenstein you donut !!! :oD )))
Honestly it is hard enough for women to get recognition as a writer (particularly way back then!) and you go and give the accolade to a man - I don't know !!!

Anonymous said...

PS that book quiz is bonkers !

You're The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
by Douglas Adams
Considered by many to be one of the funniest people around, you are quite an entertainer. You've also traveled to the far reaches of what you deem possible, often confused and unsure of yourself. Life continues to jostle you around like a marble, but it's shown you so much of the world that you don't care. Wacky adventures continue to lie ahead. Your favorite number is 42.

The World According to Me said...

I knew that! Have no idea why I typed Mark?! Actually, I was texting a friend before typing my blog and the father of her children is called Mark. Maybe that was the connection?!

Oh, and I am a female not a jammy 'donut' ! You hitchhiker!

Mike M said...

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, huh?? Lucky. I'm a space cadet HA

JYankee said...

hey you's a yankee!! ha ha ha

The World According to Me said...

Hi Mike, you space cadet!

Hi Jyankee, which book are you I wonder?

I'm off to try and make sense of the world now. I may be gone a while.

patience of a saint said...

I think that you should be very proud to be Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I think that it is an absolute classic, a must read for all. Texting whilst trying to do something else should come with a health warning and has got a lot of people into serious trouble, I think you got off quite lightly.

Anonymous; Hitchhikers GTG? Spose it could have been worse and it is a good read. Not sure it is how I would sum you up though. What would you have liked to have been?

patience of a saint said...

You're The Handmaid's Tale!
by Margaret Atwood
An outraged feminist, you have been oppressed and even silenced in your life, fueling your fury against the society as it stands. Your role has been strictly defined by society and you are almost certainly unsatisfied with it. You have some vague idea of how this has come to be, but insufficient power to stop it, let alone reverse the trend. And somehow you blame yourself for everything because people ask you to. Beware people renaming your nation a Republic.

Well I haven't read this one so maybe I should put it on my list. I think the quiz is kind of unfair because some of the questions I agreed with and at the same time disagreed with. I certainly don't mind to be referred to as a feminist though so I am just off to burn my bra x x x x x

The World According to Me said...

Have you burnt your bra yet, patience?

I haven't read that book either. I have the Blind Assassin by the same writer, but you are not a Blind Assassin, are you.
I shall think of you and your burning bra if I come across The Handmaid's Tale. x

The World According to Me said...

Just googled The Handmaid's Tale: Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing.

That's you that is!

patience of a saint said...

Blimey, not sure about that? Sounds more interesting now though and I like it, not sure I would use any of those words though. I think you came off the best in that quiz x x

Anonymous said...

No Patience I agree - it doesn't sum me up, but I don't think yours does either - it makes you seem angry and downtrodden which you're definitely not, even though most people with 7 nippers would have waved the white flag long ago !!! Still I enjoyed doing it, keep finding them for us FPE xxx

Anonymous said...

I just did it again, as I thought the same as Patience - this was even worse !
You're Love in the Time of Cholera!
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the one hand, you've loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff could get you killed.

I mean I know I have a past - but I don't think I'm THAT bad !!! Crikey !!! xxx

The World According to Me said...

Patience and anonymous

I see what you mean on regards to the books! Shall we pick our own ones out instead? Although I haven't decided what mine will be yet.

Patience, you are the least horrifying person I know! And neither angry nor down trodden, as per comments by anon.

Anonymous, 'you demonstrate undying loyalty by sleeping with as many people as you possibly can.' Holy moses, jeepers creepers and crikey! Doesn't make you sound very dignified. Don't worry honey, I don't believe a word of it.
And please, don't go anywhere near the non bottled water. Please.

I'm off soon. Lots of love to you both and enjoy your weekends. xx

patience of a saint said...

Oh my god anonymous that really is not you, not at all. Think we had best leave this book quiz to others, think maybe they make it up as they go along. God knows what bottled water has got anything to do with x x x x x x

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...


Here's me:

You're Watership Down!
by Richard Adams
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...

btw Handmaids Tale was a super interesting book! I need to revisit that one. If you like utopia and anti-utopia novels (Brave New World, for example) you will like this one.

The World According to Me said...

Hi Katherine

Wow, Watership Down is good book to be. You may be one of the greatest people of all time! I think I may change mine to that one!
Had any conversations about rabbits recently?!

So the Handmaid's Tale comes recommended? I'll put it on on my list of 'must reads'.

Be over to you soon.