"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon)

Friday, March 11, 2005

Book Stick

Passed to me by The Cataloguer at Sweet Memes.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Well, I've been more likely to have crushes on TV characters and actors, but I did have a thing for Ned Nickerson in the Nancy Drew books. And I'm madly in love and have been for 40 years now, with 2 comic book characters: Dick "Robin/Nightwing" Grayson and Roy "Speedy/Arsenal" Harper.

The last book you bought is:
Mentioned these over on Cyber Chocoalate. I bought 2 the other day:

  • Nightcrawlers by Bill Pronzini
  • Hot and Sweaty Rex by Eric Garcia

The last book you read:
Just finished Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem. Review below.

What are you currently reading?
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon. I just started it and am enjoying it so far.

Five books you would take to a deserted island.
I think Neal Stephenson's books (Crytponomicron, the 3 books of the Baroque Cycle) would keep me busy. Maybe Robert Littell's The Company. That sucker is about 1,000 pages, so I'll have plenty to read. I'd prefer to take books I haven't read to ones I did.

Who are you going to pass this stick to and why?
Uh, I have no idea. I don't know who hasn't done this yet. It's so hard to keep track. Anyone want to step up and run with these questions?


  1. Thanks, Shelly. You and my brother should be stranded together: he loves Neal Stephenson's books.


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  3. Well, I'm hoping I like his books. I've been putting off reading them to after I retire, when I presumably will have the time for them. :)

  4. Hi, Shelly! I like your blog--I've done your meme and put you in my links.

  5. Hi, Paula,

    That's great. Thanks. :)
    I took a quick look at your blog and like it. I'll look some more tonight after work and add your link here.