I can deal with book memes, so I'm happy to play.
Here we go:
1--Eudora Welty's prose is so delicious I love to read her aloud, to myself or to others--doesn't matter either way.
2--I actually love to read aloud just in general, now that I think of it. Some authors are better for it than others, though.
3--If I particularly love a book, I'll buy extra copies so I have copies to
4--My favorite childhood books were The Black Stallion books, and The Happy Hollisters
5--I discovered spec-fic when I found a tattered paperback copy of A.E. Van Vogt's Slan in a box of old books in my dad's auto-shop waiting area--I was completely smitten and besotted with the genre, by the time I reached the end. I promptly read my way through Heinlein and Asimov, that same summer.
6--I wrote my master's thesis primarily on Stephen King's Pet Sematary--much to the bemusement and grudging admiration of my faculty advisor, department chair, and thesis committee. They liked it.
7--I'd rather read than watch anything on TV.
8--I usually have more than one book with me, everywhere I go.
9--I read as much or more nonfiction as fiction.
10--I can't go in a bookstore without buying a book. Or twelve.
11--I'm particularly addicted to How-To sorts of books: How To Tile Your Kitchen With Coconut Shells...How To Make Goat Cheese With An Oversized Tupperware and a Crock Pot...How To Raise Bees In Your Garage Without Being Stung to Death...
You get the idea, I'm sure.
12--I adore reference books. Especially books about words. The longer, more detailed the information, the better. Etymologies are soooooooo sexy...
13--I have too many books. I have books I literally haven't handled in years, but I cart them with me from place to place, whenever I move--and I can't bring myself to get rid of a single one of them.
14--I periodically reread much-loved books because the sense of familiarity is like catching up with a dear old friend. I have books I've read ten or more times.
15--I'm always a bit afraid, when I start a new book by an author I particularly like. I'm afraid this book will disappoint me. I'm afraid this book won't be as good as the author's others, and the let-down will taint the joy I feel when I get the next. It hardly ever happens that way. Still.
My god. Reading the above sounds downright...dysfunctional. Heh.
Okay, I'll tag Medievalist (on her blog of choice)--just leave us a link
Jen, on Creatif
Amy on Ruining My Eyes, if she happens to meander by
and Coyote Beta at Coyote Wild
(hint, hint: Someone should tag Frank, at Remaindered Random Musings
I would have, but I didn't wanna tag everyone I knew, so y'all could spread the love! *grin*)