I'm borrowing this questionaire from Stephanie Mangold.
1. What author do you own the most books by?
2. What book do you own the most copies of?
MISS WYOMING (U.S. hardcover, U.S. paperback, and U.K. hardcover)
3. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Professor Grady Tripp from WONDER BOYS by Michael Chabon
4. What book have you read more than any other?
I don't normally re-read books, even the ones I like. Since I teach high school English, I read A SEPARATE PEACE once a year.
5. What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
I read a lot of Sherlock Holmes when I was ten.
6. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
I don't know. I've read some crappy comic books this year, but I don't want to be mean.
7. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE by Jonathan Safran Foer
8. If you could tell everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
ANGELA'S ASHES by Frank McCourt
9. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY by Michael Chabon. I loved that book, but the South Pole scene dragged on forever.
10. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
11. Shakespeare, Milton or Chaucer?
12. Austen or Eliot?
13. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
I tried to read THE SOUND AND THE FURY by Faulkner, and quit after the first chapter.
14. What is your favorite novel?
GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA by Douglas Coupland
RAISED IN CAPTIVITY by Nicky Silver (modern) or OTHELLO by Shakespeare (classic)
I like Langston Hughes.
HOW TO BE CREATIVE by Hugh MacLeod
18. Non Fiction?
ON WRITING by Stephen King
19. Graphic Novel?
Possibly too many to name, but if I had to pick one: FROM HELL by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
20. Science Fiction?
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
Stephen King. I was obsessed with King as a young teenager. I devoured everything he wrote.
Does AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman count?
23. Who is your favorite writer?
24. What are you reading right now?
THE SPORTSWRITER by Richard Ford, MONSTER by Naoki Urasawa, OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck
25. Favorite Genre:
Quirky family drama. Is that a genre?