I was tagged by the wonderful Caroline Peckham! This was so fun that I expanded it with a few more questions from other surveys on her blog, because I can’t get enough talking about books. 😀
Count your age along your book shelf. What book did you land on?
Let’s see, I’m 28, so that would be… Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings. I haven’t read this – it belongs to my boyfriend. Funny that I landed on one of his when he has about 3 books and I have about 30000000000000000. (Slight exaggeration, but not by much. 😛 )
Find a book you’ve read that takes place in your city or state.
The Mountain Story, by Lori Lansens. Takes place in southern California.
Find a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to.
Is it cheating to say Harry Potter?? I would totally go to Hogwarts if I could. 😀 Alright alright, to be semi-realistic about it (in a roundabout way)… Lord of the Rings, because the movies were filmed in New Zealand, and I am dying to go there. It is at the tippiest top of my travel list.
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle. What a beautiful book… (wistful sigh). First read it when I was 12.
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
I had a different answer for this originally but changed because HOOOO BOY THIS WAS THE REAL HARD ONE. I had repressed it in my memory — American Psycho, by Brett Easton Ellis. Most upsetting, traumatizing thing I’ve ever read. WHY DID I READ THE WHOLE THING??
Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
Well right now I’m about 300 pages (less than a third) through “IT” by Stephen King. It’s very good! But I need a break. This sucker is long!
Do you have a special place at home for reading?
We have a lovely little side room we call “the library,” where we keep our books, my writing desk, and a big papasan chair. It’s my favorite room in the apartment, and I do enjoy reading in there, but I don’t use it much for that since the papasan’s not comfy for extended periods. I usually stick to the living room couch, which is BUTT HEAVEN.
When do you usually do your reading?
I usually find myself reading around either 3pm, 6pm or 9pm. Those seem to be my sweet spots that I alternate between. I used to get the bulk of my reading done at my playhouse job during shows, but they outlawed that. Twas a sad day indeed.
What do you use for bookmarks?
I have a few for-real bookmarks, plus some random freebie bookmarks from bookstores, writing groups, etc, and some I made myself out of artsy paper. My favorite has a baby penguin on it which I got from a nature conservancy giveaway.
That’s it for now, though I expect you’ll see more book surveys down the road. 😉 If you’ve got any fun literary questions you want to ask for a future post, go for it!