So we’re at the end. More about me and my reading habits. Be sure to click that “Book Survey” tag, so you don’t miss any of the fun.
If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
Never thought of it. Perhaps Italian. It’s got the style of being European without the terrible sounds of the French accent or anger of the German.
Most intimidating book you’ve ever read? To completion?
Perhaps 100 Years of Solitude. Some 500 pages, 19 characters named Aureliano. I think four generations of a family. Magical realism. It was just a headspinner.
Favorite fictional villain?
Define “villain.” My favorite antagonist is Magneto. Because he’s right.
Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
Whatever is on the stack. But I have read Bret Easton Ellis’ Less than Zero twice, completely while in planes/airports. It’s fitting – the book is about a kid back in LA on Christmas break from his New England college.
The longest I’ve gone without reading.
Like books I want to read? A day? A week? I don’t know.
Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Probably Fight Club for novels and Scott Pilgrim for comics. The Virgin Suicides was too short. The Rules of Attraction was too divergent from the book. Watchmen was … Watchmen. The Unbearable Lightness of Being should have never been a movie.
Most disappointing film adaptation?
Other than Watchmen?
Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
I going to reread Blankets and The Perks of Being a Wallflower soon. Perks because of the upcoming movie. Blankets just because. (Maybe because Habibi was so disappointing.) I’m afraid they’ll both be too maudlin to enjoy anymore.
If I’m really trying to avoid reading a book, I just don’t read it.
Name a book that made you angry.
Angry? About what? I mean, Keeper made me angry toward the anti-choice characters in the book. But angry because a book was bad? Please. I have real things to be angry about. I don’t need fictional ones as well.
Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
There is no guilt. Only pleasure.
So that’s all! I know a bunch of you have read this. Don’t be afraid to comment. That’s what helps the internet (and everything else) get better – feedback.
I’m about to have a lot of time on my hands, so I hope to talk to you soon.