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07 July 2009 @ 11:46 am

Leave me a comment with "SRS BZNS - WHERE'S MY MARGARITA" in the subject line.

 I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
 Update your journal with the answers to the questions. 
Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

roonzil gave me these ones :D

1. Would you like to live in a different time? And why?

I've always loved the Victorian Era. Classy times, polite people, great architecture and impressive art manifestations. Jane Austen's literature was pre-victorian, even so her books gave me a great idea of that lifestyle and I fell more and more in love with it.

But I wouldn't change this time for nothing. I'm grateful for what I have and for the amazing people I've met. Life may not be perfect but that doesn't make it less beautiful 'cause those ups and downs are the reason why we are able to give it a meaning. So even though this time may not be as beautiful as the past, it's mine to live :D

2. Who do you admire most?

I'd say whoever who is coherent with their life and ideas. It's so hard to live as you preach 'cause will is the weakest link.

But talking about specific people, I guess I wouldn't be able to pick just one. I can give a lot of names and whys:

-Wilkie Collins, for his over the top ability to write.
-Gabriel García Márquez, for making a way to latinamerican writers.
-Andrea Bocelli, for having such a beautiful voice and sharing it with the world.
-Tim Burton, for being so creative and talented.
-Novak Djokovic, for being able to deal with a difficult background and his parent's pressure.
-Olivia Wilde, for having a cause and wanting to be more than a pretty face.
-Former president Roosvelt, for successfully dealing with people's expectations in the 'New Deal'

List goes on but gets boring.

3. What's your favorite hobby?

Reading, although is so hard to find the time to do it.
Other things I enjoy doing are: graphic design (but I'm so bad at it), playing tennis, watching tv, singing, drawing (but no coloring, I hate that), writing, veggin' out and talking on the phone for hours :D

4. If you could speak any language, just like that, which one would it be?

Serbian, to stalk Novak :D
French, I love it. I love languages in general, so I just want to learn as many as I can. It will help my career too, I guess that every good economist should now how to speak/write in more than two languages right?

5. Do you like to read and if yes, which genre do you like most?

I love reading, it takes you to a different world. A great way to cope with stress and to take your mind out of some problems if you have any.

As sad as it sounds, I've never been in love 'cause I have really high standards for men. So if I find out that someone is 'interested' (this sounds so bad...) I run away, in two seconds. This is the main reason why I love romantic books.

When you read about something you don't know you can have your own idea of it, I like this. Seriously, being in love is like a 24/7 job 'cause men can be so sensitive... and I don't have time to babysit anyone.

That being said, my favorite books are:

-Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)
-Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
-The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
-Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
-Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

next time I'll use a cut, I promise D:
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saskia .: croonzil on July 9th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I'm also a big fan of any history related books. I love to read about those times and get to know what was normal those days. And I feel the same way. The kind of romantic books I read describe a certain love I haven't seen in real life yet. Maybe that's because I haven't experienced it yet but I just don't see it. And romantic books are a way to get away for normal life and fall in love with a fictional character.

I get what you mean. My parents both read a lot so I grew up in a reading family but all lot of my friends don't read. (Except for one of them who loves the read Twilight but that's just not my cup of tea.) People I meet at school don't read and think I'm a nerd for reading so much. I met a few friends online who do read but that's about it. I usually go book shopping on my own, it's sort of my own time - something I like to do alone. Stare at books. I guess when you love reading that much, it's just becomes something very personal.

Everything about the french language is so gorgeous. I can't explain why but the pronunciation is sure one of the reasons. But it's such a hard language to learn D: Well for me because my native language is Germanic and French is Romance so it's a whole different thing to learn for me. (Instead of English, German and such which are Germanic languages and quit easy for me to pick up.)

Me too!

I'm into a few genres. In my youth I read a lot of fantasy novels. I'm past that stage now but Harry Potter is still one of my favorite book series because I grew up with it. I also enjoy Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
I also really love historical books, there are two dutch writers who wrote a lot of books that are set in the past and a few of them even take place in my own country. And I really love to read about history. I know a dutch writer who knows how to write about history without making it boring. Talking about dutch writers, I love a lot of dutch writers. Mainly because I love my own language and it takes a certain talent to know how to play with it and write a story with it.
And then there's obviously the romantic books set in the past. Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskall .. own my soul. Pride and Prejudice has to be one of my favorites. I'm still not used to the style of writing they use so it sometimes takes a lot longer to read those books but whatever, I enjoy them. I can't explain why but I love to read about those times and the love story between two gorgeous characters.
Occasionally I'm also into thrillers. Dan Brown for example. I don't take his whole religious point of view very serious. His books are easy to read and very amusing. I also enjoy the Jason Bourne books, Dexter and such.
And then there are the books F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote. It's a kind of genre I usually don't read but I love his writing style.

Well, I wrote this while looking at my bookshelves. All the things I listed are also the books I own. I've got such a broad taste. What makes me love a book is it's characters, the time and/or world it's set in and the ability to take you away and just escape for a while. I have to be sucked into the story and really live it. If a book does that, than it's a winner.

Hahha, I never wrote this much about books and what I love. I feel like I've got so much more to discover when it comes to books. My taste in books isn't very spectacular but it's fine for me.
don't carry the world upon your shoulders ♫: I can handle this alonean_ljubic on July 10th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Twilight is something 'big' here too, and I still don't get it. Of course some of my friends read those books but even though I read them once I'm a little bit tired of the 'OH MY EDWARD' fandom. At the beginning of the year I went to see the movie with my best friend and she kept saying that I was definitely be the first in line for the second one, so I told her: 'she becomes a vampire and they have a baby' (she was starting to like it, oh well :D)

Anyway, I do agree with your liking for the Harry Potter series. Everyone keeps on saying which one is better, Harry Potter or Twilight, but I think there's no comparison since one came out of nothing to become a whole new world and the other one keeps on borrowing ideas from Romeo and Juliet or The Merchant of Venice. To me, Harry Potter is way better and is the very first book I read with joy 'cause teachers always made me read books I didn't like. But to each their own.

Thriller books? Excellent. I have one I'm dying to read but I'm such a coward. It's called 'I kill' by Giorgio Faletti. My father bought it to me three years ago and I've only read the first page, one deep first page if you ask me. The cover has those two words with bloody letters, and I find it too scary but it's a best seller and I've heard nothing but good things about it so I guess I'll give it a try, later.

Dan Brown... I'm still doubtful about him because of his religious point of view. I mean, I respect everyone's beliefs but he talks a little too much about the Opus Dei and I don't think they are as bad as he says, in fact I know some of them personally 'cause my university is kind of related to them and they are really nice people. I've heard Angels and Demons is quite different so I might read it but The DaVinci code is a big no-no for me.

And about Jane Austen's style, I do agree with you. Sometimes the writing is way too long and you just want to skip one paragraph of details to get to the interesting part, but in the end is worth it. Talking about her, try Emma later. Great book but really long. I lent it to my cousin and she gave it back to me 'cause she said it was boring D: I'm looking for Sense and Sensibility now but I've spent all my money on Davis Cup tickets (my country is definitely losing...but I'm going) so I guess it'll have to wait.

Keep on looking for books by yourself hun, is a good way to spend some time alone. And a good thing is you don't have anyone saying 'come on it's been an hour already' or '100 ways to find a man... BUY THIS' (my best friend is such an airhead...). At least now I know someone who agrees with me on this :)