What was the last book you bought?
mississippi sissy by kevin sessums. complete impulse buy. i loved the little boy on the cover, what can i say?
Name a book you have read MORE than once.
are you kidding? too many to name, but at the top for number of times would be the little prince by antoine de saint-exupéry, the picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde, and the catcher in the rye by jd salinger.
Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
unfortunately catcher in the rye only exacerbated my already jaundiced-eye world-view for YEARS. on the flip side, reading "my first catholic dictionary" at the age of 25 completely changed my view of the catholic church FOREVER.
How do you choose a book, eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews?
i usually choose by recommendation or author, as i tend to read everything an author writes iffin' they are any good. erm, also? i am the sort who chooses her books by the cover, mamaT. case in point, see the answer to the first question above. sorry.
Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
non-fiction hands. down. i'm a complete voyeur. and to all of my "reality t.v. sux" friends out there -- reality t.v. has been around since time immemorial. only it was called memoirs, journals, non-fiction, biographies, etc.
What's more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
Most loved/memorable character (character/book).
from recent memory it would have to be the original odd thomas. i absolutely fell in LOVE with him.
Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
confessions of an ugly stepsister, mississippi sissy, and the catholic church in pictures. all of which are still uncracked. such a pretty fat and seduced by madness, which i'm wading through.
What was the last book you've read, and when was it?
bright lights, big ass. finished about a week or so ago.
Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
yes. lots of them. if it doesn't hook me by one-fourth of the way in, i'm outta there. nine times outta ten, i'm reading for pleasure. so, if it isn't entertaining, why bother?