Thursday, October 09, 2008

Keep on booking

What was the last book you bought?

I was at Goodwill the other day and got 1) A Brief History of Time

2) Lord of the Flies

3) Indian in the Cupboard









Name a book you have read MORE than once

Watership Down, Dune, Starship Troopers, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lesson Before Dying, Where the Wild Things Are, You're Too Big, Porky Pig, Lama Lama Red Pajama.

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

I guess the Bible is pretty obvious.  Books usually just change my perspective on aspects of life, not life as a whole.  I guess I don't read enough philosophy

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

Sometimes I don't even know, but it does remind me of a post I once did.

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Fiction, although I enjoy some non-fiction as well.  Black Hawk Down was amazing.

What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

Gripping plot, try reading some Henry James and you will see what I am talking about. 

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Hiro in Snowcrash and Hazel in Watership Down

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

How to Survive a Robot Uprising

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

Dauntless:  The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell.  I finished it on Tuesday.  I finished Battlefeild Earth on Sunday.

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?

Yes,  Kushiels Dart comes to mind.  I tried and tried to give the book a little bit more time to draw me in, but it never did catch.  Sometimes you have to let the book go and move on to something else or you will just stall at that book. 

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1 comment:

Steve Betz said...

I forgot Hazel in my list. Good choice. I still have to get Snowcrash -- I forgot to look for it last time I was in B&N.