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For The Love of Reading: A Meme!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes. Each one of your messages made me smile. =]

Yesterday I spent $75.00 on books. Before you gasp in shock, I had three gift cards and only had to spend $5.00 of my own money. Not too shabby, right? I remembered that Katy, a favorite blogger of mine and fellow bookworm, posted a book reading meme. Unable to find her post on this to hijack, I found one from Squidoo. If there’s nothing I love more than reading books, it’s writing about the books that I have read.

What have you just read?
I just finished reading “Dry” by Augusten Borroughs. It was a memoir about his road to recovery from alcoholism, borrowed from one of my best friends, Kelly. He reminds me of David Sedaris: dry, funny, and down to earth. This was an absolutely fabulous read. It makes me think of my caffeine and nicotine addiction in a new light.

What are you reading now?
I just started “The Almost Moon” by Alice Sebold. I have read “The Lovely Bones” and her memoir “Lucky” and fell in love with her writing style. So far, she has fulfilled my expectations.

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
Hmm…this is a toughie. Either “You Suck” by Christopher Moore or “The Fourth Procedure” by Stanley Pottinger. Both are borrowed from pals.

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
Probably anything from the Victorian era. Unlike my father I have not inherited an appreciation for Dickens. “Great Expectations” is a book that continues to annoy me and “Vanity Fair” was a bunch of stupid rich people whining about life.

What’s one book you always recommend to just about anyone?
Wow…that’s a toughie too! Probably “Maus” (part 1 and 2) by Art Speigelman, “Rats Saw God” by Rob Thomas, and any Sarah Dessens.

Admit it, sadly the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?
I haven’t been to the library since I wrote a critical essay on Frederick Douglass.

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?
Yes, I am trying to get people to appreciate “The Abstinence Teacher” by Tom Perrotta.

Do you read books while you eat?
Yes, but I’m usually drinking coffee while reading.

While you bathe?
No, the books would get wet and that would annoy me.

While you watch movies or TV?
Only if Keith is watching a movie or show that I’m not interested in.

While you listen to music?
Nope, wouldn’t be able to focus.

While you’re on the computer?
Poems and short stories, yes. I can’t read full books online.

When you were little did other children tease you about your reading habits?
Nope, unless you count people laughing at me for reading too much.

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
The “Maus” series and “Columbine” by Dave Cullen.

Have any books made you cry?
Wow, yes. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, “Rats Saw God”, “Go Ask Alice”, “White Oleander”, “The Lovely Bones”, and probably many more.

What are some things that you have been reading lately? Do you have any recommendations for me? Also, do you have a goodreads account? If so, add me!

  1. Unforutnately I’ve stopped reading recently :( I’ve been too busy revising for my exams, and my pile of books I need to read are sat in my bedroom slowly gathering dust. :( I’ll have to start reading them again onc everything is over. ^_^ Sounds like you’re the ultimate bookworm. ;) & Thanks! I feel much better now, I think it was a throat-cold or something. Still got a sore throat but I’m not as bad as I was. :D x

  2. I love buying new books:) I get that I can just borrow them at the library, but there’s something about having them on your own shelf.

    I will definitely join good reads soon:)

    Thanks for tips on various books by the way:)

  3. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who cried while reading “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” I was so unbelievably surprised by how much that book moved me. I had it on my bookshelf for eons before actually picking it up, and I expected to be disappointed. On the contrary, it has become one of my top faves!

  4. I havent been reading much lately, but i do miss it. I like readink novels, however i spend most of my time reading how to’s instead, which tends to make other books less enviting lol. Get’s frustrating :(

  5. It was awesome seeing you at school! Of course, as soon as I find another blogger around here you graduate LOL! :) I am so happy for you though!!

  6. Wow. I used to be a book worm as well. But now I am more into reading ebooks :S

  7. I haven’t read a book for a long time already because I was busy with work and other stuff, and I’m more of a tv person. I checked out the link to your fave blogger, Katy, and I was amazed with the number of books she’s finished. I’ve only finished one english book my whole life and that’s Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.

  8. That was a fun interview. It was like something you would read in a magazine. I’m not a big reader. Well I guess I shouldn’t say that because I always have one or two books on the go, but I read slow. The last good book I’ve read was The Lovely Bones which you have obviously already read, so I can’t recommend anything to you.

  9. I haven’t read a book constantly in a while. I always try to have one with me when I know I am going to be waiting for things, but I can’t really stick with it for a while. Right now I am re-reading “Everything’s Eventual”. It’s so good!

    Congrats on the wicked-steal with the books! $5.00 of $75.00 is awesome!

  10. I read in the bath – I find it’s soothing/calming/relaxing/the only time I have!

    Awesome deal on the books!

  11. By the way, this is my new link to my old blog. =D

  12. I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to reading. I think I’d rather be writing than reading, but I would love to read some of those epic books, like Wizard of Oz, stuff like that.

  13. I love Alice Sebold! I’m going to try and find it in the library to read!!!


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