If you were a book what book would you be? This quiz ran at Inside Candy and it intrigued me, so I took the test. Three times I took it. Then over the weekend I asked Mike the one early question that I answered two different ways, thus leading to the varying series of questions that led to two separate results. He agreed that I'd gotten it wrong about myself the first time, so I negated being Catcher in the Rye. Besides, I twice came out as Watership Down and that was even with a slight variation in responses. (Incidentally, the results of Mike's quiz were a work I've never heard of....)
Nevertheless, there is some truth about me in the narrative about Catcher in the Rye, so I'm including it also. Where not applicable now, it sounds like my drinking years to me. The part about running away from everything describes me to a tee then, and I imagine the part about my fans being infamous psychotics fits nicely into that former life as well.
I've had lots of books in my life, which means I have lots of books....because I rarely purge my shelves. But one of the few that I did get rid of ages ago was Watership Down! I vaguely remember not reading far before I desperately wanted to move on to something else. Could it be that I was (a la the Catcher part of me) running away from self-discovery?
My results say:
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink
their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to
where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all
time. You'd be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.
You are surrounded by phonies, and boy are you sick of them! `
In an ongoing struggle to search for a land without phonies, you
end up running away from everything, from school to consequences.
In this process, you reveal that many people in your life have
suffered torments and all you really want to do is catch them as they
fall. Perhaps using a baseball mitt. Your biggest fans are infamous psychotics.
You are surrounded by phonies, and boy are you sick of them!