August 28th, 2007

kitten rory

Books meme, stolen from biggles...

What are you reading right now?
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (and I haven't so depressed by a book since I read On the Beach...) and Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie.

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I keep meaning to read it, but other stuff keeps popping up! I also have a collection of Ruth Rendell stories on hold at the library.

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
Manhatten Transfer by John Dos Passos. I just couldn't get into it.

What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
Any book from Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series! To pick just one- HMS Surprise.

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?
Yeah...because my mom is the branch manager, I used to work there, I still volunteer. They all know me by now!

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?
Anything by Dickens. A lot of my friends and family just aren't interested in his works. Bleak House is one of my favorite novels of all time, and just about everyone I know who has read it thought it was boring!

Do you read books while you eat? While you bathe? While you watch movies or TV? While you listen to music? While you’re on the computer? While you’re having sex? While you’re driving?
Yes, no, no, yes, yes (if you count ebooks), no, no.

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?
A bit. I enjoyed reading outside of school, and other kids thought that was weird!

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
Like a lot of  people on my f-list, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!