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!
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