I like read bookses

1) What author do you own the most books by?

I own all of J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen and Ann Brashares and the vast majority of Douglas Coupland although I’m starting to realize that I don’t really, really dig him so much as his sprinkling of wonderful one liners throughout his books.
Comics- Jeffrey Brown

2) What book do you own the most copies of?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Dan and I both have a full set.

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?

Nah I’m not overly nit-picky.

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?

Oooo-Mr. Knightley in Emma for some reason makes me all ooo. I also had a thing for Harlan, the son in Tish Cohen’s Town House.

5) What book have you read the most times in your life?

The Harry Potter series, the Sisterhood of Traveling Pants books- I’ve read all of those more than once.

6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?

“A Dog Called Kitty” by Bill Wallace. Actually, anything Bill Wallace.

7) What i s the worst book you’ve read in the past year?

I Am Kasper Klotz by Sky Gilbert. Fucking horrible.

Oh! Oh! and The Notebook that was horrible too. SO BAD BAD BAD.

8 ) What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. AMAZING.
I also really dug The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.

9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?

This is tough! Probably Shadow of the Wind- solely because it was one of the best damn books I’ve ever read.

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?

I don’t know. Give me time to read more and get a little more well rounded so then I could answer this one more comfortably.

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?

J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. (insert high five to Tova here)
I read this book at the age of 16 and it changed my life. I think it’s such a compelling story. It is completely ageless and relevant.

I think Cavalier and Clay would make a hip flick though too heh.

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?

Hmmm wow this one is tough- because I visualize everything in my head so most seem pretty do-able.
Although, it’s already been done I really hated The Swiss Family Robinson haha. So I would like it if no one ever made another modern version.

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character?

Haha- Does my dream where I made out with Robert Pattinson count?

14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?

I’m going to be reading Twilight: Director’s Notebook: The Story of How We Made the Movie Based on the Novel by Stephenie Meyer by Catherine Hardwicke.
Don’t laugh at me I have horribly wonderful taste!

15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?

OH GOD- Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason is tied with Hegel’s Phenomenology of the Spirit. *puke* SO FUCKING HARD.

Also, I read Portrait of an Artist by Joyce when I was in OAC and I remember it being a bit of struggle.

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen?

As You Like It or Love’s Labour Lost I guess- but is anything by Shakespeare really that obscure?

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians?

Again I need to read more to feel comfortable answering this- but for now the French are winning but things like Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita are weighing in.

18) Roth or Updike?

Need. To. Read. More. GAH- For now- Updike.

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?

See above.

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?

I haven’t read much Milton or Chaucer but I’m really familiar with Shakespeare so he wins!

21) Austen or Eliot?

AUSTEN! Oh Mr. Knightley!!!

22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?

The vast majority of classic fiction. I’m working on it though. I’m trying to get through children’s classic fiction and work my way up.

I studied Philosophy and Film in University so I didn’t really have time to read anything that wasn’t lumped into one of the “isms”.

23) What is your favorite novel?

Oh god what a horrible question!
How about at different times in my life?
Kid = Dog Called Kitty
Teen= Catcher in the Rye
Young Adult= Nietzsche’s Human All Too Human
Now= ???

24) Play?

Currently Spring Awakening. heh…little known fact ;)

25) Poem?

I really dig Writebloody.com and all of the poetry lovelies that they do. Amber Tamblyn’s Moths is one of my current faves. It goes a little like this:

I consider myself flexible in awkward positions.
Not a home wrecker,
but I do knock.
And you and I are pals.
The kind that
open up to each other but keep mouths
at a safe distance.

But I cannot amend all tongues.

I walk the dubious centerfold of your eye-line, friend.
I carry my purse on the same side you walk next to me
to avoid hand.
To avoid saying anything small.
We are the shredded fuse,
the rebound wires commencing,
badly rerouted and iniquitous.
We are the failed test of the emergency buddy system.
I am a derelict without furniture or life signs,
painting your posture from distance that
can fit inside the palm of your land.

Though we share ice cream instead of pipe dreams,
I know
you’d never be lover to another poet
because you are one.
And the fear of being served a reflection
in the way that you have served some,
is a glass house you are not ready to escape from.
I’ll keep liking mint, while you go for chocolate.
I can’t seem to get away from.

You are just another sheep
jumping the fence in my nightmares.
Counting out numerical complacency,
a platonic answer with a nod-off.
Like a million hairs you’ve grown near your mouth
plowed down, rough and sore
my beard too wants to be a little roughed and worn, but

the time is not now, if not ever.
Not before, during, or after
her, your lover, another, or the next chapter.
So let’s just say,
let’s just stay
friends, forever.

There is no title for our book cover-up,
so I will keep reading like a brood kept labouring.

Take a long walk off my short feet,
my stomach pleads hunger no matter
how much I eat
and its open mouth aches.
Where there should be butterflies there are moths
eating through my loins like loincloth.
If there’s a map to things spoken, friend,
we’ll see we are way off.

You’re the worst kind because
you won’t even reject me physically,
we can’t even celebrate celibacy.
I am your dirty washboard
and yet have never had you inside me.

There’s no declaration in our country.

You tug the one red string
that seems to run through everything.

I seek your flying patterns from behind,
the blue leading the blind.

Friends. No beneficiary.
So we stay.

(This is all owned by Tamblyn- not meaning to steal but to maybe stir some interest)

26) Essay?

“Smell This” or “The Pony Problem” by Sloane Crosley. SO. Funny. She kinda makes me happy in twelve different ways.

27) Short story?

Not sure- let me get back to you on this one.

28) Work of non-fiction:

Peter Brown’s The Love You Make. If you like the Beatles. READ THIS NOW. NOW NOW NOW.

29) Who is your favorite writer?

I really and truly have no idea. I like so many aspects of different styles of writing.

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today?

I’m gonna have to agree with Chelsea here. Stephenie Meyers. Did I read the books- yes. Did I enjoy them- yes. Is she a good writer- no.

31) What is your desert island book?

Probably Sophie’s World, or something by Nietzsche- something to sink my teeth into.

32) And … what are you reading right now?
I’m reading Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum- I’m also reading volumes 15 and 16 of the manga Nana and volume 5 of the manga Monster.


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5 Responses to “I like read bookses”

  1. adc Says:

    wow. Catcher in the Rye changed your life at 16? Me, too. What are the odds?

    For Christmas I gave a friend a Nietzsche Will to Powerbar. it was funny. have read any Kierkegaard?

  2. Tova Says:

    I loved the lowbrow! And the RP make out dream reference.

  3. Kayla Hillier Says:

    It’s why we’re bonded together in teen awesomeness Arthur.

    Booo Will To Power = POOOO (insert mini rant here- those are all unpublished pages that his sister put together my least favorite Nietzsche related writing)
    I have read a TON of Kierkegaard- I concentrated on the Philosophical Fragments though.

  4. adc Says:

    I was being sarcastic about Catcher. I loved it, but so did every 16 year old. Nevertheless, I’m all about awesome teen bondage with you…whuh?!?!

  5. Kayla Hillier Says:

    :( I was being for realsies Arthur FOR REALS. Baha!

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