February 22nd, 2005

Pass It

Catching a meme-bug from Jen, because I'm all about the books. It's what I do for a living, a constant companion, and a way to stave off boredom at any time.

What are you reading now?
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, and enjoying it so far.

Favorite Bookshop?
We are all slaves to Chapters/Indigo here, but I like the Wee Book Inn, our biggest used book dealer in the Big E. I like paying a buck for a book.

All Time Favorite Book?
Little, Big By John Crowley. It's a dense book that requires at least two readings. If you ever loved fairy tales you MUST read it.

Favorite Place to Read?
In a sunbeam, on my couch, with a lap full of cat.

Where are most of the books in your home?
The "library" is in our basement.

How are the books on your bookshelf organised?
By size. Also by the amount of extras flowing off the shelves and onto the floor. Time to buy more bookcases...oh, Ikea....

Which books do you re read?
All, when I'm poor and too lazy to go to the library.

Do you use bookmarks or fold the pages back?
Are you kidding? My mother was a librarian. Folding is blasphemous.

Favorite film made from a book?
The films are almost always a let-down.

Book you've been meaning to read but as yet not got round to?
Just finished The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King. I put this one off for a good six months because I couldn't bear to see the series end. The next one in this category is Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright.

Book you've never finished or enjoyed?
Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence. Lady Chatterley's Lover was brilliant, but his other stuff was deadly dull.

Author you'd most like to meet?
Not really interested, but I'd have to say Stephen King because he seems like a regular guy.

Looking at the books on your shelves, which category dominates?
I have a lot of non-fiction and science fiction, but the biggest cateogry is the classics.
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