I had so many things I wanted to say but instead I’ll just answer a meme I found on Wendy’s blog.
What are you reading right now? I just finished Flight Volume 2. And now I’m tackling Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr, which is Karr’s fourth collection of poetry.
Do you have any idea what you’ll read after that? I have a large stack of books waiting for me at the library and on my bookshelf that I want to get read before fall semester starts in 11 days. I think I’ll have a personal read-a-thon this weekend to celebrate my birthday and get these books out the way. They are:
The Canning Season – Polly Horvath
The Montague’s Tales of Terror – Chris Priestley
The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
Animal’s People – Indra Sinha
The Year of Disappearances – Susan Hubbard
No one belongs here more than you – Miranda July
Her last death – Susan Sonnenberg
People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
The Odd Sea – Fredrick Reiken
Y: The Last Man Vol. 1 – Brian Vaughan
What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now? None.
What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read? I don’t remember what it was but I do remember it was in 10th grade English.
What’s the one book that you recommend to just about everyone to read? There are so many: Good Poems edited by Garrison Keillor and All of Us: collected poems by Raymond Carver.
Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first-name basis, don’t they? I rarely ever talk to the librarians. I already know what books are checked on or where they’re located. But the library clerks do know me by name.
Is there a book you absolutely love but for some reason, people never think it sound interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all? Go to the recommendations question. No one reads poetry anymore.
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? I try to read books while I eat but the kids so mess with me. Now I’m trying to get them to read while they eat. I definitely read while I’m in the tub, watching movies and TV, and listening to music. Not while I’m on the computer, but I have tried reading while having sex. It was okay. I don’t drive but when I do, I am not reading. I kind of like life.
When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits? No, but they were in awe of it.
What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down? Last night rereading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.