Sunday, August 19, 2007

MEME: Questions for Bloggers

I found this meme of questions in the Tiny Little Reading Room and it looked like fun so I gakked it. Thanks

What are you reading right now? Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
could be The Reluctant Fundmentalist, or Special Topics in Calamity Physics, or Cloud of Bones, or Silas Marner, or maybe Pretties

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now? No magazine, but I have a book of short anecdotes, Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman by Richard Feynman, an amusing physicist (not an oxymoran)

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read? Lord of the Flies would be right up their - grade ten English

What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone? Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?
Not my local library, but the librarian at the high school whereI teach sure does. And she's awesome; she orders books for teachers to read as well as students.

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? I really liked A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, but I don't think I've convinced anyone to read it yet.

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 driving?
I read the paper during breakfast; I usually shower, so no; I will read while watching TV; I'll read when I'm waiting for something on the computer; not while I'm driving

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?
I never noticed, but my nose was in a book anyway

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down? It's not always because it is that good, if I'm within 100 pages, I usually want to finish a book. The last book I stayed up too late reading was A Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty


  1. Oh no! I'm so sad that "Lord of The Flies" brings you painful memories. I love that book! Shame on your highschool teacher for ruining it! Please give it another shot!

  2. john - now that I think about it, The Pearl by Steinbeck was worse. blech.

  3. That was fun! I'd steal it, but I'm having enough trouble finding time to post without adding to the possibilities.

    After our post-Katrina experience, I'm starting to believe Lord of the Flies is closer to reality concerning the primitive depths to which humans can sink. I was totally shocked at how people behaved, fighting over gas for their gigantic trucks and SUVs or generators. In a post-apocolyptic world, I'd be the first one eaten.

  4. I loved Lord of the flies as a teenager,but I was never forced to read it.It was just in my house and it kept me reading all day.

    As for Katrina...I'd rather blame the administration that led to that pre-announced disaster than blame people. That said, I'd probably be eaten quickly too.


Thanks for commenting, so nice of you to visit.

(I'll try without the letters for a while - so please dont be a spammer! Let's try no anonymous users)