I really think you need to authorize multiple votes!
I wouldn't waste the WSJ or NY phone book on him. And although I love JA movies, I've only 'read' one book (I listened to audio tapes). I want Richard to *be* an Austen character as much as just reading about a character. And I'm just not a Shakespeare fan. I appreciate Shakespeare. I don't fully enjoy him.
So, if I can't have multiple votes, I vote for Tolkien. Give me some drama and emotion to let Richard fully utilize his voice. And I enjoy reading/hearing Tolkien more than Austen. But having him read something a bit more romantic would be nice.
I've said before, my husband (before he was a husband) and I read The Princess and the Goblins to each other when we first met. The act of reading to each other is very enjoyable. :-) It wouldn't have to be my favorite book at all. (keeping a very tight rein on my potential fantasies here on this family friendly board)
I'm sure it's obvious that I am not giggly type. Most of the time.
I tell you, I had it bad for Orlando and could get quite girly over him. (In my defense, I finally realized that my girly reaction was being triggered by the certain visual cues and those were the same as ones my husband possessed when I first met him in 1973. I used to think of him as a perfect Tolkien Elf at the time.)
I still am quite fond of Orlando but the triggers are fading. The two that can melt my heart these days are Richard Armitage and Matthew Macfadyen. I get *there* really quickly and I know you know this place of which I speak.
So I love the tattoos and chocolate. But if I get RA, I'm aiming high in regards to reading material. Nothing but the best for my man. :-P
But in reality, if he chose to read me the phone book, I'd shut up and listen.