What are you reading right now?
The Virtu by Sarah Monette, which I'm really enjoying, The Accidental by Ali Smith, which I have to confess I'm not, but want to read because lidocafe recommended it. Also I'm dipping into various non-fiction things and some stuff for work.
Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
It depends. If there's something good on the "fast reads" shelf at the library, I'll read that. Otherwise, I've just got sartorias's Inda in paperback and have been eying that.
What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
Um, I think Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night which I loathed because Mailer is/was such an egotistical chauvinistic prick and the book is autobiographical. I have to confess, too, that I really hated the two Becket novels that I had to read for a 20th century lit course.
What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
I've been proselytizing for David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas ever since I read it. Now my friend lidocafe, who read it on my recommendation, is doing it too. There will be a curious upward blip in the sales of the novel here in Victoria, I hope.
Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?
The ones at my local branch know me by sight. When I was a child, the children's librarian at the downtown library knew me by name and used to order books on my recommendation.
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?
Yes, yes, TV but not movies, yes, yes (but usually scholarly or work-related), no, definitely not.
What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
The last Harry Potter. Not because it was "so good" but because I wanted to finish it before the spoilers hit the fan. And, to be honest, I couldn't put it down. And I wanted to find out what happened.