Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Stealing

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1:Favorite children's book. Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. A big, beautiful picture book about our 16th President. Loved it, loved it. I'm happy to see it's still in print.

2:The last book you've read. Primetime Princess by Lindy DeKoven. It was completely decent chick lit.

3:Books on your "to read" list. Dust by Patricia Cornwell and HRC by Allen and Parnes.

4:Top 5 authors. William Goldman, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robert B. Parker, Sue Grafton, Nora Ephron.

5:Favorite genres. Mystery and biography

6:A book that has made you extremely mad Jen Lancaster's writing has devolved from amusing to cruel. I gave up on her when she dismissively referred to Rachel Maddow as "he." Not funny nor clever, just mean and rather neanderthal.

7:A book that you've cried over. In Cold Blood. That passage at the end about Nancy Clutter's horse, Babe, being sold after his mistress' murder. That book really is genius.

8:A book that made you laugh out loud. The Princess Bride. Yes, it was a book before it was a movie, and it's excellent.

9:Fiction or nonfiction? Depends on my mood.

10:First book you've read by your favorite author. The aforementioned Princess Bride.

11:Best book-to-movie adaption. I'm tempted to say The Godfather, except that the movie is such a vast improvement over the book that I don't think it counts. So instead I'll go with To Kill a Mockingbird.

12:Do you read comics/manga? No

13:Hardcovers or Paperbacks?  Depends
14:Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait a while? Depends.

15:Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it? Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. So many bloggers, including Kwizgiver, suggested I read it.

16:Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? No

17:Where do you usually buy your books? Amazon, or the local bookstore here in town.

18:Book that had a strong impact on you Saving Graces by Elizabeth Edwards.

19:Historical or science fiction? I'm just not into sci-fi at all.

20:Dystopian or Utopian? How about just plan real?

21:Worst book-to-move adaption? Oh, The Great Gatsby! I thought the Redford version (gorgeous though he was) sucked … till I saw the Leo/Baz waste-of-space.

22:Book that should have a movie adaption? I'd love to see Lisa Lutz' Spellman series made into a movie

23:The first book you've fallen in love with Little Women
24:Humor or angst? Depends

25:How many books do you own? Countless

26:Do you go the library? Not often enough

27:How many books do you read a year? Between a dozen and 20.

28:Favorite "required reading" book? The Great Gatsby

29:Favorite quote? "Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death." Princess Bride

30:A book you absolutely hate Moby Dick


  1. Anonymous12:22 PM

    TOTALLY agree with you about Jen Lancaster--I really liked her first couple of books--now she's just keeping herself entertained by reminding everyone how witty she thinks she is. So disappointing.(Plus--don't even THINK about messing with my girl Rachel!!!)

    I'm also a big Doris Kearns Goodwin fan! I've loved her books ever since I read The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" years ago.

  2. I couldn't help myself, every time you answered "Depends" I kept thinking about those adult diaper commercials ...
    Sorry, I've been snowed in since Wednesday, I think I'm getting a little cabin fever.

  3. I had no idea about the Princess Bride! I'm going to have to look for that.

  4. I had no idea about the Princess Bride! I'm going to have to look for that.

  5. Hummm...I see a few books/authors I need to check out.

    I love The Princess Bride!

  6. I forgot about To Kill a Mockingbird. Yes, the movie is fabulous, like the book.

    I'm collecting new authors and book titles. hehe

  7. Oh, good call about TKAM. And another good call on Princess Bride!


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