So I kind of love memes. But I suck when it comes to participating in them. I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’ll start off with a few weeks participating in a weekly meme, then slowly drop to every other week, then monthly, and then it just drops off the blog.
But there is the odd meme that happens occasionally, like this one over on Trish’s blog, Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity, originally started by Simon at Stuck in a Book. When I read her post I thought it would be a lot of fun to participate!
Until Trish told me what letters I could pick from — O, F, or Q — and, like a moron, I picked Q.
I never said I didn’t like challenging myself!
So, here we go … you’ll notice I’ve tweaked a few things. 😉
Favourite book that starts with the letter Q:
I’m cheating slightly with this one because I did read a book that had an original title starting with Q, but the title everyone knows it by doesn’t, so I’m going to use that one:
Did you know that the original title for Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup was Q&A? I’m definitely cheating since the book *I* had read was titled Slumdog Millionaire, but there are, like, 10 books that start with the letter Q, so I think I did pretty good! This is one of my favourite books I’ve read. I read it before I started book blogging, so I never did write a review for it, but if you ever tell me that the movie is good, I’ll probably bitch at you until you change your mind since the book is a million times better. I hated what they did to the movie, but was completely engrossed for the entire book. It was amazing! If you haven’t watched the movie, or if it’s on your list to watch, I highly recommend reading the book first.
The author I would like to read who’s name starts with Q:
This one goes to local author Jennifer Quist! My blogging buddy, Laura, has read her book Love Letters Of the Angels of Death and really enjoyed it. I think it looks fantastic, so I hope to give it a go one day!
There’s also Kate Karyus Quinn who wrote Another Piece of My Heart, which looks super spooky.
Favourite song with the letter Q:
This one is a toss up between Queen of the Prom by Terami Hirsch, and [If I Were] Queen by My Brightest Diamond.
Favourite film starting with Q:
Definitely Quills, which stars my favourite actor, Geoffrey Rush! It’s a movie about the Marquis de Sade who, among other things, was an erotic writer and was quite … er … graphic in his stories. Rush does an amazing job of playing this character (as usual, since he’s a great actor!). It also stars Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, and Michael Cain.
Favourite object that starts with Q:
This one was hard! Is food an object? If yes, then I like quinoa and Quaker oats! I also like quilts, though I don’t actually have one. I’m cold ALL the time, so anything that keeps me warm is a win! I also like quarters because money is useful. 😉
What are your favourite Q things? Want to play along? Let me know in the comments and I’ll assign you a random letter!