Saturday, August 18, 2007

Jumping on the Band Wagon

Having read the meme on Dewey's, Imani's, and Ted's sites, I had to answer. :) I came on to the blog to gush about how much I love The Office, enough that I just bought the second season, am going to buy the third season the day it comes out (Sept 3), and can't wait for the fourth season to begin (Sept 27). But, since this is a book blog, seems like a better idea to just do a meme. While watching The Office; I'm already on the second DVD. I'm in love with Jim.

What are you reading right now?
See that side bar called Currently Reading? That pretty much covers it!

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
See the obscene number of challenges, also in the sidebar.

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?
I don't really do that. It actually kinda grosses me out.

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?

Fiction: A Seperate Peace. Non-Fiction: The World is Flat (followed v closely by Russia and Soul)

What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
I tend to shy away from recommending books; I do recommend authors, though. Rushdie, Gaiman, Austen, Bulgakov...just go to my "About Me" section and see my favourites.

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?
I just moved, so I only know one librarian. She's one of those super-hip young librarians, too, so I secretly want to be her.

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?
Probably Anna Karenina, at least for people I know in real life. Specifically, I love the Levin plotline more than Anna's, which no one seems to agree with. :)

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?
Eat? Sometimes. Bathe? Yes-in fact, if I'm really into a book, I'll take a bath instead of a shower, lol. Movies/TV? Depends...if I'm hanging out w/ friends/rommates/family in the living room and a movie or tv is on, yes. If I've chosen the movie/tv, no. Music? Yes. Computer? No-how do you read two things at once? Sex? Wow-that one seems really random. And suddenly personal. But the answer is no. Driving? I listen to audiobooks on road trips, but not while normally driving.

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?
No-I was actually super cool when I was in elementary school. The rest of my life has been spent trying to reobtain this. ;)

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson.


Booklogged said...

I enjoyed reading your answers to this meme. I may do this one on my blog.

Melanie said...

Yes, this one sounds fun.
I am pleased you like Levin's storyline better than Anna's - so do I!
And I am so with you on the magazines in bathrooms. No books allowed in that room in my house.

Emily Barton said...

I'm another one who likes Levin's storyline better than Anna's. Maybe that's the key to loving the book?

Matt said...

Thanks for letting me know when the new season of The Office starts, I have been wondering! And Rushdie is definitely a good author to recommend to people, I was just thinking I should recommend him to my sister...

Heather (errantdreams) said...

Fun meme, eh?

I've only been to our library twice so far, but already I think they're starting to recognize me. I expect I'll stand out, since I've already started donating some of the review copies I'm done with, and they seemed amazed to be getting a donation of books that were in such good condition.

Imani said...

Too too bad about being forced to read Friedman -- I definitely wouldn't have done that willingly, even if I were paid (unless I was offered an obscene amount).

Eva said...

Booklogged, I'll look forward to your answers!

Melanie, good to find a kindred spirit-on Levin and bathroom reading. ;)

Emily, maybe you're right. Because I once told someone that Anna Karenina is an example of happy Russian lit, lol. The face he had was priceless.

Matt, glad to see another Office fan! I'm so excited-although I didn't get to see much of Season 3, I did see the finale. I figure I'll have time to watch Season 3 on dvd before the premiere!

Heather, that's so cool that you donate ARCs to the library. I'm sure they'll remember you!

Imani, it was for a class on globalisation, so it was triply offensive. The rest of the syllabus was good, but to spend two weeks on Friedman was torture.

MyUtopia said...

Great meme, I totally stole it!

Danielle said...

I really want to read Anna K (okay...along with 500 other books, but when you mention this one in particular, I want to read it now--LOL).

verbivore said...

These are great answers and a truly interesting meme - I may have to jump on this one myself. I'm really looking to read Kate Atkinson soon so your mentioning her seals the deal!

Eva said...

Myutopia, it was to see your answers as well!

Danielle, lol-I loooved Anna Karenina, but I won't pressure you. Much. ;)

Verbivore, definitely read Case Histories! It was sooo good!