Jimmy: Hey Mom, I made a girl laugh today. I'm considering it a personal victory of sorts. (Poor Jimmy, he's such a nerd, which makes me wildly happy for some reason)
Monty: Jimmy, how do you know she was laughing with you and not AT you?
Jimmy: Eat shit Monty.
I love my kids.
Believe it or not, I do enjoy a plethora of other shit besides slamming SWSNBN, wine and my children saying wildly inappropriate things. Books. My earliest memories involve books. Memories of my mother sitting and reading (how she managed this with 4 children and the upkeep of a farm is beyond me). My love of books came from my mother. So I did a google search for "book blogs" and holy crap, there are a shitload of blogs about books out there. So here is a Q & A post on books.
Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
I have three bookcases in my house. Large, custom made bookcases. I love my bookcases
What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
I am currently reading The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson. Next up was going to be A Reliable Wife, but than Friday night I discovered Marian Keyes has a new book out and damn I loves me some Marian Keyes.....the QUEEN of chic lit. If you have not read her, go, do it, NOW. Start with Sushi for Beginners, or Rachel's Holiday...you will laugh your ass off. I promise.
What book did everyone like and you hated?
Life of Phi - oh how I tried to read this book. I couldn't - I got halfway through and felt as though I was being subjected to some sort of subliminal form of chinese torture. And I really wanted to read it because EVERYONE at the time was raving about what a wonderful literary masterpiece it was.
Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Alot of the classics.
Which book are you saving for “retirement?”
I don't plan on retiring. I have this idea in my head I'm going to cash my pension in when I turn 50...travel the world until it runs out and then return to work.
Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
I don't get this....at all. Why do people do this?
Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
Depends on the author, if it's a writer that I have read frequently, I will read the acknowledgements, makes me feel as though I "know" the writer.
Gone With the Wind...oh yeah. Nine times. I have read that book nine times. I think we should all go back to wearing corsets (because you know that shit makes everyone look skinny) petticoats and beautiful silk dresses. But we would bathe.....none of that nasty bathing once a month shit.
I read the Clan of the Cave bear series when I was 13. I read Anne Rice when I was 14 (so not appropriate for a 14 year old). I would run out of books of my own to read and steal my mother's Stephen King books even though they scared me so much I couldn't sleep for a week after reading one.
I read The Perfect Match before Jodi Picoult became a household name. She has a way of absolutely blowing the readers mind with the twisted endings of some of her books. I remember getting to the last two chapters of this book and sitting with the book in my hand muttering " fuck, fuck I can't believe it, fuck" as I read.
So tell me, your very favorite book, favorite author? Favorite book memory?