Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A-Z Bookish Survey
AUTHOR YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM:
It's a little bit embarrassing to me because I have a hard time reading his novels now. When I was 10-12, Piers Anthony was the greatest. I read 15+ Xanth books, the Tarot books, 7 Apprentice Adept books, 7 Incarnations of Immortality books, and a few standalone titles.
BEST SEQUEL EVER:
Earthquake Weather. It is satisfying as a sequel to both Last Call and Expiration Date.
Empire by Clifford D. Simak
DRINK OF CHOICE WHILE READING:
Depends when I’m reading. In the morning, coffee. Before bed, I’m probably either drinking black & tan or lime seltzer.
E-READER OR PHYSICAL BOOK:
Physical book. I’ve tried and tried to embrace the e-reader and can’t do it.
FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Um, this is a silly question. I don’t know.
GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE:
The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington. I bought it based on the cover art. I’m still a little ashamed by its relentless naughtiness, but its emotional impact has stuck with me long after the memories of many other novels have faded.
HIDDEN GEM BOOK:
The Mystery of the Giant Footprints by Fernando Krahn
Karhn's wordless children's picture books are unjustly out of print. This one made me laugh out loud.
IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE:
Finding a copy of Breakfast of Champions on a table at the Center Moriches library.
A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash
KIND OF BOOKS YOU WON’T READ:
I don't know. I like all kinds. I generally avoid romance, but I'd make exceptions and read the worst looking Fabio-covered trash if someone I trust recommends it to me.
LONGEST BOOK I’VE READ:
Probably Lord of the Rings.
MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF:
I'm still recovering from the oppressive bleakness of Fred Chappell's Dagon.
NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN:
Fourteen, not counting other shelving for books.
ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES:
Knights of the Cornerstone by James P. Blaylock. This is a current “comfort book” for me. It makes me feel good.
PREFERRED PLACE TO READ:
Bed, couch, floor, toilet. Not necessarily in that order.
QUOTE THAT INSPIRES/GIVES THE FEELS:
"And I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle." -Kurt Vonnegut
Unfinished series: The Wheel of Time. The Dark Tower. All 300 issues of Cerebus. I hope to return to and finish each of these before I die.
SERIES YOU STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH:
See reading regret above.
THREE OF YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS:
UNAPOLOGETIC FAN FOR:
Golden Age SF
VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE:
The Man Who Made Models: The Collected Short Fiction by R.A. Lafferty
WORST BOOKISH HABIT:
Spending more time reading blogs/book news than reading books
X MARKS THE SPOT: START AT TOP LEFT AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK ON YOUR SHELF:
Oversight: Short Stories 1990-2005 by Phillip Hester
YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE:
A Hidden Place by Robert Charles Wilson
I've been reading Strahan's Year's Best 6 before bed, off and on, for months now.
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