My thanks to OB for inspiring me with a meme today. So, without further adieu, here’s some notes on my literary habits:
- What are you reading right now? The Final Confession of Mabel Stark by Robert Hough. Just getting started here. It’s a bit of a 3 ring circus! Don’t laugh! It truly is. It’s about a Victorian era lion tamer that wears very pretty costumes…I won’t spoil the plot, but let’s just say that she made a tasty hors d’oeurve(s) for one of her “pets”.
- Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that? One of the billion and one other books that I collect and shelf. I must have 30 or so that I haven’t read yet. Compulsive?! Yes! I would think so…
- What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now? None. But, if I did have magazines in my bathroom, they would likely be old copies of National Geographic. There’s something to be said about scientific education in the loo.
- What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read? Gosh. That would have to be King Lear. Sorry Shakespeare (you made up for it with A Midsummer Night’s Dream though…thanks for that!).
- What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone? The Da Vinci Code. A little cliche, but I just couldn’t put the darned thing down. That book and the Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
- Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they? In gradeschool and highschool, that would be a big “Yes!” Now, I tend to buy all of my books from Chapters Indigo (online or in-store). This gets expensive, but I am a bit of a self-confessed book whore (or pimp – not sure which one applies yet) and I have some crazy notion that I might have enough books to fill an entire home library one day. Oh! Wait a minute. I DO have a large home library! How did that happen?!
- 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? Ok. This might sound bizarre, but I love field guides. Handbook of the Canadian Rockies is a gem (by Ben Gadd). Even if you are contemplating a trip to the wilds of the Canadian Rockies or a short excursion to a quaint mountain town, this is the book to get. Fortunately, most people do find it interesting, even though it’s a field guide. But, c’mon, how interesting can they [field guides] be? [Wow! Alot of fun, because this one is a blast!].
- 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? Eat – occasionally. Bathe – not so much anymore because I have caused many a book to “wrinkle” over the years from the humidity of my bathwater. Sex – unless it’s a book on tantric sex or positions, NO WAY! Even then – study BEFORE you slip into the sheets. Unless of course, you and your partner are reading the book together, then that is an entirely DIFFERENT story! Ok. I digress. Driving – what the? NO! Maps don’t count as books, do they? So…NO! However, I do have some audio CD’s (learning to speak a different language), but those don’t count!
- When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits? I think that the boys on the school bus would rather have preferred me to pay more attention to “them” than my delicious Little House on the Prairie series, so I would have to say “Yes” to this question. Darn, those little guys used to pull my hair something fierce back in the day…
- What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down? That would be my book on Tantra. Sorry. Just being honest. Tantric Sex by Cassandra Lorius. Read it for yourselves. It is a really nice and classy introduction to the subject. When I was a kid, I would have to say A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This book left me breathless. Reminds me that I should re-read this novel at some point. Great story.
My thanks to OB for being brave (and fun) enough to have started this meme. I’m not very good at playing tag…So, steal it and run with it, if you dare.
Methinks you’ll have a good time if you choose to answer this quizzie thingie.