Archive | August, 2013

A to Z book survey

15 Aug
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Hi, new blog! I have been putting off posting something here forever, but I figured I need to start somewhere. Enter my friend Alison Cherry’s recent blog post, in which she took The Perpetual Page-Turner’s A to Z book survey about reading n’ stuff! So I decided to take it myself.  I feel like this is a good intro to what this site is going to be—an appreciation of all the many media things I like and won’t shut up about—because books are one of the biggest things I will not shut the fuck up about. Here goes:

Author you’ve read the most books by:
Not counting series (cause that would very much skew the results), probably Virginia Woolf. 11 books, all told. The Waves is my favorite. Oh and Shakespeare, if we’re counting plays?

Best sequel ever:
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. I was already totally hooked by The Golden Compass (a.k.a. The Northern Lights), and then he introduced Will Parry and the multiverse into the mix. I mean, damn.

Currently reading:
A Room with a View by E.M. Forester, Brian M. Wood’s new all-lady X-Men series and Matthew Rohrer’s poetry collection Rise Up. I like variety.

Drink of choice while reading:
Red wine. I once drank half a bottle and read a quarter of Swann’s Way in one night. Woke up with crazy notes scrawled all over the margins.

E-reader or physical books?
Physical books, forever and always. I will kick your ass, do not even.

Fictional character you probably would’ve actually dated in high school:
One of the Weasley twins, let’s be honest.

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