What Book Are You?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 | 0 Comments

I needed a little diversion from the horrifying, infuriating anarchy, so I'm whipping out a little quiz.

You're A Prayer for Owen Meany!
by John Irving
Despite humble and perhaps literally small beginnings, you inspire faith in almost everyone you know. You are an agent of higher powers, and you manifest this fact in mysterious and loud ways. A sense of destiny pervades your every waking moment, and you prepare with great detail for destiny fulfilled. When you speak, IT SOUNDS LIKE THIS!

I got this quiz from CrazyGramma's blog. I have never heard of this book before. I have no idea what it is about. I do think that the description that the test gave of me is pretty well on, though. If anyone could be described as loud and mysterious, it would most certainly be me!
Maybe I'll have to read this book to see if we really have that much in common.

Take the test!


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Blogger ORF said...

OMG! Syl, How on EARTH have you never heard of this book!?!? It is fantastic! Are you familiar with John Irving? He wrote Ciderhouse Rules and World According to Garp as well. He's a great writer. I've read just about everything he's written and this is one of his best. Get thee to the bookstore, woman!! (and while you're there, get me my postcard ;)

September 07, 2005 9:13 AM

Blogger Spencer said...

Oh I love too read I check into this one looks good!

September 07, 2005 9:46 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

I was Alice in Wonderland.Which is really cool since most people know i love that book.I was even born in the place that Lewis Caroll wrote the book.

September 07, 2005 9:59 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

ORF-I don't read novels very often. I am a reference/educational reader. I have tons of how-to and facts books, but I guess I feel that stories are a waste of my time. I do love the movie World According to Garp, though. I'll watch the movie when it comes out.

Spencer- did you take the test?

June- I can totally see you as that book!

September 07, 2005 11:43 AM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

I did a report on that book, the last report of my high school career...and I got an A, baby! Maybe that's what drew me to you?

September 07, 2005 5:15 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

Sy-there was a movie about this book! It came out a couple years ago, I think, and I can't remember the name of it (it's different from the book title), and I heard it wasn't very faithful to the novel.

September 07, 2005 8:11 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Simon Birch was based on this novel? I just read that this movie did not follow the novel, that's why Meany is called Birch. I thought the movie idea sounded kind of good, but I could tell from the previews that the movie itself might not be that great. Maybe I won't see the movie!

Shoot! Now I'm curious. It can't be Master of Disguise bad, can it?

September 07, 2005 8:33 PM

Blogger Sandy said...

Simon Birch was a great movie. Now Sylvana...my friend Wendy A also doesn't read anything unless it is educational. I like to learn as much as the next person but every once in awhile there is nothing better than a good story. I never even consider it a waste of time to read a good book. P.S I took the test(twice) and both times it basically said I'm a asshole.

September 07, 2005 11:03 PM

Blogger Jennifer said...

I am Juassic Park by Michael Crighton? How in depth am I!
It must be because I am a science nerd and I want just the facts.

September 07, 2005 11:33 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

As much as that movie sucked, we've actually gotten a lot of enjoyment from it...once we stopped watching it, of course. God, that movie sucked!

September 07, 2005 11:34 PM

Blogger Indigo Red said...


To Kill a Mockingbird!
by Harper Lee

Perceived as a revolutionary and groundbreaking person, you have changed the minds of many people. While questioning the authority around you, you've also taken a significant amount of flack. But you've had the admirable guts to persevere. There's a weird guy in the neighborhood using dubious means to protect you, but you're pretty sure it's worth it in the end. In the end, it remains unclear to you whether finches and mockingbirds get along in real life."

Funny thing, though ... take the test several times and you get different books. I took the test until I got one I liked.

September 08, 2005 12:55 AM

Blogger DrMax said...

I'm the Maintenance Manual for Xerox Collating Copier? Did anyone see that movie?

September 08, 2005 2:14 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Sandy,I am trying to read Harry Potter right now, but I only get in a chapter once a week and by time I read the next chapter, I forgot what I read before. I guess it will all come together for me when I see the movie.

Jennifer, science nerds are cool! I'm all about science.

SSB, yeah I was thinking that very same thing last night. It has become a symbol of all that is bad about movies.

Indigo Red, I didn't try to take it again. I'm sure if I had, I would have gotten Manual for Xerox Collating Copier.

DrMax, that one was another over-acting epic wonder from Kevin Costner, wasn't it. The book was an educational yet humorous masterpiece though.

September 08, 2005 10:08 AM

Blogger Spencer said...

I was The Mists of Avalon!

September 08, 2005 12:57 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

I was the same book as you, Sy, and I also haven't read it...I've been on a non-fiction kick lately, but I'm a little tired of reality right now...

September 08, 2005 12:58 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Spencer, I saw the movie. Do you see a trend here?

Shannon, I still have enough energy to be outraged by reality. So I'll rage for the both of us.

September 08, 2005 1:17 PM

Blogger The Doc said...

I am Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Apparently, I am "incredibly witty and funny, [and] have a taste for irony in all that [I] see." Sadly, I have not read the book and yet have seen the movie. But it's on my to-do list, I swear.

September 08, 2005 11:50 PM

Blogger OldRoses said...

I took that quiz a while ago and came up as something totally bizarre like Watership Down. Don't worry, Sylvana, I've never heard of that book either. John Irving is way too modern for me. I almost never read anything written during the 20th century. Or the 21st.

September 09, 2005 1:06 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

I actually have heard of both of those books. But have never read either of them either. I wouldn't mind reading either of them- especially Watership Down (I already watch the movie).

September 09, 2005 6:52 AM

Blogger ORF said...

Syl, don't substitute Simon Birch for "Owen Meany." As with most of Irving's books, which are very long and cover the entire lifespan of the main character, Simon Birch covers only about the first third of the book. Which is the least-good part. Seriously, you should try reading this. And Garp. And also, Hotel New Hampshire, which is pretty much my all time favorite book except for To Kill a Mockingbird, which I read at least once a year. Or maybe Lolita, which is also amazing. Man, I love books! I need to take this test...

September 12, 2005 9:25 AM