Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Reading Meme

Stole...uh...borrowed this meme from Alice. Thanks!

What Are You Reading Meme

What are you reading right now?
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It's a fascinating, sometimes painful memoir about the author's childhood with parents who moved from town to town and spent more time drinking (him) and pursuing an art career (her) than raising their 3 kids. A good read, so far.

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
I still have 6 books on my summer TBR list: The Red Tent, What is the What, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, The Book Thief, Nineteen Minutes, and A Thousand Spendid Suns. (Has anyone read any of these? Want to make a case for which I should read next?)

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?
Hmm...Body and Soul, People, and my college alumni magazine. Hey, I like a variety.

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
Forced? I enjoy reading, period.

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?
Not by name, but maybe by face...

What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon. It's a terrific story told from the POV of an autistic teenage boy. Great stuff.

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'm having sex? Are you joking? Mostly, I read before bed. Magazines get more attention, sometimes over a meal or during a movie/TV show that doesn't really hold my interest. I wish I had more time to read...

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?
I never got teased about it, no, but all my friends and classmates knew I read fast and loved to write. And I won all the spelling bees at school, so they couldn't tease 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?
Hmm...have to think on that one.

5 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

Ok... that's funny. We both did this meme today -- and took it from different people! LOL...

And, yeah, that whole reading/sex thing threw me, too.

Allie Boniface said...

Well, you know what they say about great minds, M...

Alice Teh said...

I was so tempted to get "The Curious Incident" and I think I should. Soon. Hehe...

Love your answers! Thanks for 'stealing'... LOL.

Rebecca said...

ooh - great meme Allie! I haven't read it but A Thousand Splendid Suns sounds fantastic - so I think you should go that one next. :)

...and The glass Castle sounds quite intriguing.

Sarita Leone said...

The Red Tent is absolutely one of my favorite books! I highly recommend that one as the next read!