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30 Day Book Meme, Day 17
August 18, 2011, 5:25 pm
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Favorite quote from your favorite book:

We’ve already established that Nabokov is my favorite writer and that Ada is my favorite of his books. Not to be too creative or anything, but my favorite book by any writer is also Ada. And my favorite quote?

“But this exclaimed Ada, “is certain, this is reality, this is pure fact – this forest, this moss, you hand, the ladybird on my leg, this cannot be taken away, can it? (it will, it was). This has all come together here, no matter how the paths twisted, and fooled each other, and got fouled up: they inevitably met here!” (153)

So much of what I wrote about time and memory in Ada is in evidence here. The obsession Ada and Van have with preserving memories, and not just with preserving them but with finding some way to make memories subjective and exact. The unclear nature of the time – who wrote “(it will, it was)” and when did they write it, and why? That this moment Ada is describing shows up in the book suggests one thing, that parenthetical remark another.

30 Day Book Meme:
Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than three times
Day 03 – Your favorite series
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favorite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favorite writer
Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favorite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favorite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

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