Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Book Quiz

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.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

I'm seriously in the minority on this one. I love my answer and feel like it fits in many ways. Plus, I really love the book and (big wahoo) it was my good fortune to attend a reading by Douglas Adams when we were living in Ann Arbor. If there's ever a Hitchhiker's character quiz, I know which character I'd be.

Anecdotal diversion:

When my husband and I were dating and he was working on his bachelor's degree, he loaned his copy of Life, the Universe and Everything to a grad student he worked with while I was reading the book. Yes, he never got it back and we eventually had to buy another copy. What is most memorable about that grad student, besides the fact that he walked off with a book I really, really wanted to finish? He had a bumper sticker on his wall that read, "No man is an island, but I can be a peninsula if I want to." I don't remember his face or his name, how tall he was or much else - he did have dark, curly hair and wore jeans all the time - but I remember the sticker on his office wall.

Thanks to Gentle Reader and Jenclair for leading me to this quiz.


  1. You're welcome! I wish I was "The Hitchhiker's Guide"! And your story about the grad student is a good argument for not lending books unless you're really sure about the person, or you don't mind hounding them to get your books back!

  2. It took us quite a while to get that lesson into our heads - don't loan a book to anyone unless you don't want it back or you know the person borrowing is completely reliable. I'm down to 2 people that I'll loan to: my mother and my doctor. My best friend fell off the loaner list when I loaned her a stack of books I wanted back and three months later she gave me a sack full of popular fiction that was not mine and which did not interest me in the slightest. When I told her they weren't the books I loaned her she said, "Oh, really?" and changed the subject. Ack!

  3. Too funny!
    I've taken this before and gotten the same book..

  4. Bookfool! I got HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE too! We must be kindred spirits!

  5. I'm jealous. I got 'Anne of Green Gables' which I've never even read.

    Which character would you be? Ford?

  6. Angela,

    You seem like a Hitchhikers kind of a gal. :)


    Well, of course. LOL


    Anne of Green Gables? That really doesn't seem like you at all.

    I've always thought of myself as a Marvin, but my husband says, "No, no. Definitely Arthur Dent. You're an Arthur, for sure." He was my second thought and, now that I think about it . . . yeah. He's right.

  7. I think you are more like Arthur than Marvin, too. At least you try to look on the bright side. Unlike Marvin. :)

    I have no idea where I went wrong on that quiz.

  8. Kookie,

    The more I think about it, the more I agree that I'm an Arthur Dent type. Marvin does have a terrible outlook. I have days like that, but you're right - I try to look for the bright side of everything.

    I can't think what you might have chosen to get Anne of Green Gables. I actually did the quiz twice and came up with the same thing.

  9. The Hitchikers Guide is a great book and it's such a loss that he is now dead. I got The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe which is another book I love so it's not so bad!

  10. Rhinoa,

    He died way too young. I agree; it was a huge loss. We all need to laugh more.

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe sounds like a very good one. I'd be happy with that, also.


Thank you for visiting my blog! I use comment moderation because apparently my blog is a spam magnet. Don't worry. If you're not a robot, your comment will eventually show up and I will respond, with a few exceptions. If a comment smacks of advertising, contains a dubious link or is offensive, it will be deleted. I love to hear from real people! I'm a really chatty gal and I love your comments!