Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

This is exciting...ten questions on my favorite form of nerdery:  BOOKS!!  Short story: when I was in Jr. High we had this computer program where you take a quiz on different books you read for extra credit in English classes.  At the end of the quarter all of my class's points were tallied and read aloud.  "So-and-so, 10 points.  So-and-so, 25 points.  So-and-so, 15 points.  Stacie, 250 points."

No joke.  I love me some reading.

1. When someone asks you for a book recommendation, what is your go-to book?
Wuthering Heights and Love in the Time of Cholera (i'm a hopeless romantic) and then I say, "Here, you can borrow mine.  I have three copies."

2. Do you buy your books, or are you a library patron?
Yes.  I buy books at my library.  Three times a year the Friends of Crandall Library open up the basement for a book sale where I buy as many $.50 and $1 books as I can carry.  And I may or may not use my entire lunch break to do so.

Buying last year's new releases for $1: sooooo worth it.

3. E-readers, yay or nay?
No thank you.  I like bookshelves lined with books.  I may have this eventually.  Right now I use the boxes and stacks storage method.

4. What was your favorite book as a child?
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.  The idea of the thing, seriously, you give a mouse a cookie and then he wants some milk!  I mean, it's absurdly precious!

5. If you could be any character in a book, who would you be?
The one that got to sit around all day being fed little chocolates by baby unicorns while watching endless episodes of Golden Girls and Lifetime movies.

That book hasn't actually been written yet, but I think I saw it in the works somewhere...

6. What book would you love to see turned into a movie?
Cellophane.  It was a fancy tale of a family living in the jungle making lots of money producing cellophane.  I'm pretty sure it was a fictional story because there was a little bit 'o magic.  Fancy magic.

7. What is your all-time favorite book?
See answer to #1.  Although I have lots and lots of "really, really like" books.

8. How many books do you read at once?
Just one.  Sometimes I have to go long periods of time between opportunities to read, so if I had more than one book I might just go crazy wondering why this love story is turning into a murder investigation or why that story on how the west was won is now taking place in Russia.

9. What is your favorite book genre?
Historical fiction.  I like to know what happened a long time ago, but please, oh please give it to me like a bedtime story.

10. Which Harry Potter book is the best? Or haven’t you read them at all?
Still haven't read any Harry.  They are, however, on my list.  Even though someone spilled the beans about what happened at the very, very end.  My fault for not jumping on the stuff sooner.


Adults should be made to give book reports.  I'm just sayin'.


Laurie said...

I can't get into the idea of the e-reader either. There's just something about having the actual book in hand.
The turning of the pages, the smell....
I love books.

jen said...

true story, when i was in kindergarten my friend julie and i would pack out bags full of Dr. Seuss books and pretend we were doing homework. the more books we packed the cooler we thought we were!

E said...

Though I love real books, the idea of an e-reader for traveling is pretty attractive. The extra packing space would be wonderful to use for other things.

Mamarazzi said...

if you give a mouse a cookie is one of my faves too!

Anonymous said...

I read Wuthering Heights, but beside it being incredibly romantic I found it had a creepy edge.
You definitely have to read Harry Potter...