What are you reading right now? I just finished Colette Gale’s Unmasqued, so I think I’ll pick Matt Pagett’s What Shat That? off of my book pile next. It’s a rare review book that I didn’t request or agree to first, so it’s a bit… different… than my usual reading. It also looks like a rather hysterical subject—identifying animals by their feces—so why not?!
Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that? I don’t know what order I’ll read my upcoming books in, but I’m thinking the next one will be Tobias S. Buckell’s Crystal Rain.
What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now? Erm, I don’t keep mags in my bathroom. I keep them at the dining room table so I can read them during meals if my husband isn’t home. And the only mag I still bother with these days is the TV Guide, so I can make sure not to miss the new series such as “Bionic Woman” and the like. I just don’t like the format as much as I used to.
What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read? I don’t think I can legitimately say I’ve been forced to read anything, so I’ll go with the worst book I ever read: Simon R. Green’s Deathstalker. I know it sold well and there are plenty of folks who like it, but they’re welcome to it; as far as I’m concerned it’s god-awful.
What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone? How It Was With Dooms. Garth Nix’s ‘Abhorsen’ trilogy and Anne Bishop’s ‘Black Jewels’ trilogy are close seconds, but since they’re genre books they don’t have quite the universal appeal of Dooms, which is the truly awesome told-in-photos true story of a family that raised a cheetah cub.
Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they? No, since I’ve only been there twice so far, but I don’t think it’ll take long!
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’m hooked on James Rollins. I even love his earlier, less-polished stuff just because I can see the raw talent in it, probably because I read one of his more recent books first. Most of the folks I know who read one of his earlier books first aren’t nearly so eager to read more, and I admit, had that been me I would probably feel similarly.
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? Yes. Bathe? No. Movies or TV? When I used to use TV as background, yes, but now that I only watch those few shows I’m actually interested in seeing, no. While listening to music, yes. While on the computer? When am I NOT on the computer? No, seriously, if I’m reading, unless I’m off at a doctor’s office or the like, my laptop is open to my inbox or whatever; I also read during slow points when playing an mmorpg, such as during travel time. While having sex or driving? Uh, no! I have my priorities!
When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits? What book addict doesn’t get teased about it by other kids?!
What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down? Half the night? Sorry, I’m old and need my sleep now. Stayed up at least a little late? Colette Gale’s Unmasqued. It was very tough to put that one down toward the end!
Now… tag… you’re it!