What do you do when you’re so busy getting read to start school that you can’t think straight? Or when you’re PMS-ing and also have an extra kid in the house? Or when you spent the morning taking said extra kid – plus your own four – to Wal-mart at the busiest time of day for senior citizens who like to glare at rambunctious children? Or when you’re
dreading looking forward to taking your children to the fair tonight?
Well, if you’re me, you post a book meme.
What are you reading right now?
I’m still working on The Traveler by John Twelve Hawkes. It’s a good sci-fi novel, I’m just so distracted right now that it’s been hard. Plus I haven’t had a lot of time to read, so when I pick it up, I forget what I’ve already read. I’m also (slowly) reading Pen on Fire, The Man Who Was Thursday, An Incomplete Education, and What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew.
Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton – because the library just told me it had turned up on the hold shelf for me. I can’t remember why I put a hold on it. Maybe Sherry at Semicolon reviewed it?
Also, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde because Michelle is going to loan me her copy that she just read and enjoyed.
What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?
Family Fun and Reader’s Digest.
What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. Yuk. I also hated A Farewell to Arms. Not a big Hemingway fan.
What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
Hmmm. I recommend books to several people – all of whom have very individual tastes. Maybe The Thirteenth Tale or Peace Like a River.
Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?
Not only do they know me by name, they know all my children by name, and when they see us coming, they clear out their hold shelf.
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?
The last book that happened with was I Capture the Castle. I read two negative reviews by bloggers recently – but I absolutely loved it.
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?
While I eat, while I sit in the hot tub, while my husband is watching TV, while I listen to music. I used to read at stop signs when I drove home from work, but that was a long time ago. And if I was ever tempted to read during sex, that wouldn’t say much about my husband, would it? So no to that one. And I read books online, but not a real book while I’m on the computer. Although I may prop one in front of me to copy a passage onto my blog.
When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?
My sisters used to say “You’re always reading, you never want to play!”
What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
Definitely Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Want to play along?