1. What book are you reading right now? I am right now reading several books. Too many to mention presently.
2. What was the last thing you highlighted? I do not highlight the books I am reading or own.
3. What do you plan to read next? I do not know what I plan to read next.
4. One fiction writer, living or dead, with which I would like to grab a drink. I like to have a drink with the writer John O'Hara
5. One non-fiction writer, living or dead, with which I would like to grab a drink. Mary Gabriel
6. One poet, living or dead, with which I would like to grab a drink. Frank O'Hara
7. One booktuber with which I would like to grab a drink. Todd the Librarian
8. Emily Dickinson or Edgar Allen Poe? Ralph Waldo Emerson
9. Hemingway or Fitzgerald? Thomas Wolfe
10. Jane Austen or Charles Dickens? Anthony Trollope
11. Harris or Hitchens? neither
12. Stephen King or Michael Crichton? neither
13. Bret Easton Ellis or Chuck Palahniuk? have not read their books but collect their writings
14. Kurt Vonnegut or John Green? Kurt Vonnegut
15. Shakespeare’s poems or plays? neither
16. Adrian Fort or Dalton Gentry? neither
17. Cormac McCarthy or JK Rowling? Cormac McCarthy
18. Hannibal Lecter or Lord Voldemort? neither
"-OR- Lord Voldemort may be taken from Edgar Allan Poe's character M. Valdemar, who died under hypnosis and came back as a squishy mass of rotting flesh, which is what Voldemort was like, until he regained his human form in the 4th book. NOTE: "Vol de mort" means "Flight of Death" in French.Apr 30, 2011"
19. TC Boyle or George Saunders? T C Boyle
20. Good writing or good story? good writing
21. YA or Children’s Lit? neither
22. Irony or humor? do not know
23. Sci-fi or horror? do not know
24. Fantasy or non-fiction? non-fiction
25. Rather find a new-favorite contemporary writer, or a new-favorite old time great? I like finding new writers
26. Sonnet or haiku? do not know
27. Sestina or villanelle?
Villanelle. The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain.
A sestina is a fixed verse form consisting of six stanzas of six lines each, normally followed by a three-line envoi. The words that end each line of the first stanza are used as line endings in each of the following stanzas, rotated in a set pattern.
28. Spend the evening at a library or bookstore? bookstore
29. Magazine or Wikipedia article? magazine
30. Dictionary or encyclopedia? dictionary
31. The writer I would like to write my biography. Thomas Merton
32. I do/ do not highlight in my books. I do not highlight my books
33. I do/ do not write in my books. I do not write in my books
34. Earliest memory of a library? do not have any early memories of libraries. I do remember in High School visiting often the Richmond City Public Library Richmond California.
35. Last time you went to the library? today
36. Have you ever stolen/accidentally stolen books from the library? No
37. Ballpark: How many books do you own? we own around twelve thousand books
38. How many books do you think would make for a reasonable personal library? thirty thousand books
39. So, there’s sense and sensibilities and sea monsters, pride and prejudice and zombies, etc, how do you feel about the phenomenon? nothing
40. Horror trope you would like to see get more love? no idea
41. Something that you think gets underutilized in sci-fi? no idea
42. Flash fiction: Form of and format of literature, or, it’s just a short short story, dummy? no opinion
43. If you could own one book from all of history, what would it be? the Bible
44. Audiobooks. The same as reading? No
45. Most literary songwriter of your lifetime? Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson and Nick Cave
46. What writer embarrasses you the most because you haven’t read them? do not have any writer
47. What writer embarrasses you because you’ve read too much from them? none
48. What is a biography you are looking forward to reading? 'Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art' by Mary Gabriel
49. Do you have a dream reading cubby? no
50. Last literary phenomenon that really got your gears grinding? none
51. What was the last piece of literature that changed the way you read? can't think of anything
52. What booktuber have you been watching the most recently? Andrew B