Today, I’m finally posting that survey/quiz/meme about books. I love reading these when people do them; they offer some insight into the person giving the answers. You might dig this if you’re into reading for pleasure, or if you’re just curious about Yours Truly.
Have at it!
1). Favorite novel: He, She and It, by Marge Piercy
2). Favorite work of non-fiction: War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges
3). Most recent novel read: The Girls, by Emma Cline (excellent and chilling historical fiction ostensibly about the Manson murders)
4). Favorite underrated horror novel: Rose Madder, by Stephen King
5). Novel I’d want to see as a movie: The Secret History, by Donna Tartt. (I wish they’d made that one into a film rather than The Goldfinch, though the latter is also a brilliant novel that I enjoyed.)
6). Favorite fictional hero: Jack Reacher (creation of author Lee Child)
7). Favorite fictional hero novel of all time: Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child (Jack Reacher novel)
8). Favorite work of creative non-fiction: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt
9). Favorite vampire novel: Dark Dance, by Tanith Lee
10). Favorite comfort/guilty pleasure re-read: Dark Dance, by Tanith Lee
11). Favorite fictional mythological world: Harry Potter (author J.K. Rowling)
12). Favorite fiction genres: horror, crime, mystery, historical fiction
13). Favorite non-fiction genres: biography; music; astrology; philosophy
14). Favorite foreign author: Amélie Nothomb (Belgian)
15). Literary tribute name you would give your dog/cat: If I were to adopt three male cats, I would name them Edgar, Allen, and Poe.
Along these lines, I’ve got an office preview pic for you. Why yes, I overhauled my office again. I wasn’t planning on doing a whole redecorating job… it just kind of happened. More on this later!