For the Love of Reading Meme

Drinking: Green Tea with Mango, Bigelow

What have you just read?
The Other 8 Hours by Robert Pagliarini.  You can read my review here

What are you reading now?
I am currently reading What is the What by Dave Eggers and Wind of Hope by Paul A. Smith.  I’m also reading the first draft of a friend’s novel.  

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
The Beat! Go-go Music from Washington, D.C. by Kip Lornell.  It is for the book club I am in (I haven’t attended a meeting in a few months though!).  From the library I also have out A Random Walk Down Wall Street by B. G. Malkiel and two more Sookie Stackhouse books.

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. It’s a terrible book!  The only thing I learned from it is a lot of Spanish curses and slang words.

What’s one book you always recommend to just about anyone?
Half the Sky by Nick Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn.

Admit it, sadly the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?

Actually, no.  I feel like the librarians rotate around the libraries in the city.  On the other hand, I don’t have a regular library-visiting schedule either, I tend to go whenever it’s convenient. 

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan.  I mean, yes it’s an economics book, and no, not everyone is a crazy econ lover like me, but it’s so fascinating!  It takes economics and explains them in easy-to-understand language using real-life examples.

Do you read books while you eat?Sometimes.

While you bathe?Yes, of course! With a nice cup of tea.

While you watch movies or tv?

Not usually, it’s too distracting to focus on the book.

While you listen to music?


While you’re on the computer?

Yes…ebooks sometimes.

When you were little did other children tease you about your reading habits?

I was the girl with a book in her desk.  I definitely got teased!

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?

Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris.  I have a Sookie Stackhouse problem.

Have any books made you cry?

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls


Author: Lisa M Fry

Freelance writer & copy-editor. Book lover. Feminist. American in London.

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