So, these little interviews have been going on all over the blogosphere. Thanks to Pop Culture Junkie, my fellow book lover, for sending me some questions to answer.
1. What is one book you hate?
This is a hard question! In my post about Chick Lit, I mention some books I never finished. And there are some other books (On Beauty, The Secret of Lost Things) that I didn't finish last year. However, I'm not sure I can say that because I didn't finish them, I "hate" them. More that they were boring. I pretty much know what I like. I think high school turned me off to Ayn Rand, but if I were to pick up her books again, who knows...
2. What is your favorite classic?
I didn't read too many classics in high school, but in college my roommate introduced me to both Pride & Prejudice and The Great Gatsby. Loved them! But, I think my most favorite classic is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. I read this book in English 1001 freshman year and was completely surprised by how much I loved it. I should really read it again.
3. What was your favorite book from your childhood?
I read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett several times, as well as Just As Long As We're Together by Judy Blume (seriously, I probably read that 20 times). I read those books in late elementary school. Earlier than that I loved anything by Tomie dePaola (Strega Nona rocks!), and Molly was my favorite American Girl. (However, when I was reading those 20 years ago, there was only Molly, Samantha and Kirsten. Did you know they're actually retiring Samantha?!)
4. What is your favorite series?
Well, we all know I fell in love with vampires last summer with the Twilight series; I so enjoyed the Traveling Pants; but really, when I have to choose, Harry Potter wins over all series I've ever read (child, teen or adult). They're magical, complex and hopeful, and to put all those themes into a book that's meant for pre-teens/teens, well, that takes some talent. I loved every single one of those books. I look forward to reading them again someday.
5. Do you read hardcovers with the on or off?
I used to read with the jacket on, but when I started dating my husband, he would always take the jackets off his books. I realized this kept the cover looking nicer, plus it kept snoopy people on the bus from knowing what I was reading!
Thanks Alea, of Pop Culture Junkie!
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