[Thanks to Heather over at bitsnbooks for this idea.]
is for author you’ve read the most books from.
Terry Pratchett is the clear winner with 44 books, including the one’s I’ve read that he co-authored: Good Omens and The Long Earth Trilogy.
An impossible question.
is for currently reading.
I’m currently reading three books (as usual):
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
Of course, this list is soon to be outdated.
Take a look at the bottom of the page to see what I’m reading when you read this!
Lemon Water or Coffee.
I gave up on blood and had a coffee transfusion.
I didn’t date in high school; I was interested in academics and not girls. Girls would have brought down my GPA. Never mind the fact I was probably related to 99% of them – no exaggeration.
I’m also much different now than I was then, so those factors must be taken into account. I’m going to have to say Wednesday Addams.
Ulysses by James Joyce.
Despite a rocky start, Ulysses has really grown on me.
From Goodreads: A series of grisly murders is rocking the streets of nineteenth-century Boston. But these are no ordinary killings. Each is inspired by the hellish visions of Dante’s Inferno. To end the bizarre and bloody spree, no ordinary detective will suffice. Enter the unlikely sleuths of the Dante Club: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields — renowned scholars with the skills to decipher the devilish clues. But can this band of bookish gentlemen outwit a crafty killer? A terror-stricken city — and their own lives — depend on it.
The day I was first introduced to Dante and his Commedia.
Literally, a life-changing experience.
Also, a life-changing literary experience.
I just finished reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
Based on Goodreads reviews, people either love it or hate it.
Personally, I loved it.
Erotica / Bodice Rippers and the like.
Some works have no merit.
Except as kindling.
A part of me died just writing that.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
or Ulysses by James Joyce
or Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.
I’m not sure; page numbers vary by edition.
Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer.
Please, go out and read it.
Hey, I said please . . .
Two are standard chain-store bookshelves sagging under the weight of the books they hold, one is a low school library bookcase, and the other is a 6ftx5ft custom job I built in high school.
I’ve worn out 2 copies of Dante’s Commedia.
Either in my chair on on my sofa wrapped up in my comfy blanket with coffee close at hand and Smokey on my lap . . . though he does tend to sit on the book more often than not.
“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”
― Dante Alighieri, Inferno
Need I say more?
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – I still have to read City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – I need to read Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption.
I’m going to cheat and use book series.
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett.
A Tiffany Aching book, it will be the last book set on Discworld written by Sir Terry.
Not using a bookmark even though I have about a dozen of them.
Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman