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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce



"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks



"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin



"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

My Life in Books A-Z Questions

I saw this on Liz Loves Books blog and thought it was a great idea for getting to know people.  So here goes!

 

 

 

Author You’ve Read The Most Books From

 

Might have to go with Stephen King. I began reading him when I was nine and didn't stop until I was in high school. (I should say slowed down, not stopped).

 

Best Sequel Ever.

 

Oh man. I very much liked Siege and Storm, Game, and Armed and Dangerous

 

 

Currently Reading...

 

 White Noise, Horrorscape 

 

 

Drink of Choice while Reading

 

Water, coffee, soda, booze

 

 

E Reader or Physical book.

 

I don't have an ER device, so physical. 

 

 

Glad you gave this book a chance..

 

 

The Butterfly Clues and Shadow and Bone. Love them.

 

 

 

Hidden Gem Book.

 


Something Like Summer is the first one that springs to mind. 

 

 

 

Important Moment in your reading life…

 

When I was about eight, my dad gave me Animal Farm. I read it in one day, then approached him to talk about it. I remember saying, "It's not really about animals, is it?" He smiled and said it wasn't, and I told him I'd have to read it again when I got older so I could understand it better. I did, a few times, and will continue to reread it. It's one of my all-time favorites.

 

 

 

Just Finished.

 

Chasing Lolita. An excellent look into Lolita's influence on popular culture. I would recommend it to everybody, especially fans of Nabokov's masterpiece.

 

 

 

Kinds of books you won’t read…

 


I'm not really into westerns or  romances, but if it's good, I'll give it a whirl. Not really into Christian fiction as I'm not religious, but again, a good book is a good book.

 

 

 

Longest book you’ve read.

 

The Count of Monte Cristo, and well worth it.

 

 

Major Book Hangover because of …

 

As of right now I'm jonesing for the upcoming IMA book by Nenia Campbell. Bring on October!

 

 

 

Number of Bookcases you own..

 

We have seven in our little trailer and desperately need more.

 

 

 

One Book you have read multiple times.

 

Lolita. I need to read it again, especially after finishing Chasing Lolita.

 

 

 

Preferred place to read.

 

On the sofa or in bed.

 

 

 

Quote that inspired you from a book you read…

 

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”  
- George Orwell, 1984

 

 

Reading Regret.

 


I don't really regret reading anything...if it's a shitty book, that's not my fault. If it's that bad, it's DNF. I do regret purchasing Dead End by Jason Myers, though. From now on if I don't know what a book is like, I will read the first 10 pages before buying it.

 

 

Series you started and need to finish…

 

 

I still need to catch up on Holly Black's Curse Workers series.

 

 

 

Three of your all time favourite books.

 

 

Oy. Well, I'd have to go with Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, and 1984.

 

 

 

Unapologetic Fangirl for….

 

Nenia Campbell's IMA series. >:) 

 

 

 

Very Excited for this release more than others…

 

 The next Jasper Dent book...I want it NOW! 

 

 

 

Worst Bookish Habit…

 

Taking out too many books at a time. When you work in a library, it's inevitable.

 

 

 

X marks the spot…start at the top left and pick the 56th Book.

 

I used my "so damned good it's insane" shelf and got to NOS4A2. I refer to it as Joe Hill's IT, and I don't mean that lightly. A wonderful gem in the horror genre.

 

 

Your latest book purchase.

 

Hrm. Don't remember...(like I said, I work at a library, so I mostly read for free). I'm going to Barnes and Noble in a couple of days, so...I'll be looking to get The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison, Holly Black's The Poison Eaters, and/or 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill.

 

ZZZ snatcher book.

 

Midnight Riot was disappointingly dull, so that was a DNF. I might read it later...but unlikely.

I win, right? I win? >:)

 

Reblogged from Liz Loves Books.Com.