Thursday, May 10, 2007

Two memes

Booking Through Thursday

So, judging by last week’s answers, apparently the question I should have been asking was:

Where DON’T you read??

I am very prone to motion sickness (I get nauseated in a swing), so I can't read when I'm in a car, unless the car is stopped. (I once had a neighbor who'd sit in her parked car out at the street
to get away from her children long enough to get some reading done. After babysitting for those kids one time, I could understand why.)

I generally don't read in bed, although I have no explanation for why I don't.

I don't read at funerals or weddings, because that would be rude.

Shelly's Booked by Three for May:

Name up to 3 books you think everyone should read.

1984, George Orwell
Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Anne Tyler

Name up to 3 authors you think everyone should read.

E.C. Spykman
E.M. Forster
Lewis Carroll

Name up to 3 books no one should (bother to) read (or write).

My Life as a Vengeance Harpy, Nancy Grace
Paris Hilton Goes to Prison
Chicken Soup for the Asshole's Soul


JCR said...

I am commenting on the topic of where to read. I monitor a lunch room for 40 minutes a day (I teach high school) and have taught myself to read standing up or pacing the lunchroom. Just thought I may add that...

Matt said...

1984 is definitely a book that everyone should read. It's one of my favorites! And I'm thinking I'll have to read an E.M. Forster book, it seems like I've been seeing the name quite a bit lately.

I think it would be difficult to name just 3 books that no one should bother to read...

SFP said...

That's a cool way to read, JCR.

Matt, my favorite Forster is Howards End. I'd start there, unless you already own another one of his.

Dorothy W. said...

Your Chicken Soup book is funny ... I think maybe it could work as a parody.

Crissy said...

The Nancy Grace title is hilarious!
And your Anne Tyler choice is one of my favorites.


Sam Houston said...

Good grief...I hope that your list of three books which should not be written don't give some flaky publishers any ideas. :-)

As it stands, I would not be at all surprised to see that Paris Hilton title hit the shelves someday. That woman will do stay in the public eye.

SFP said...

Oh, Sam, I bet you she's already considering what contract to sign for the book. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

You know, Dorothy, I think you're right. It might be a fun title for a compilation of the worst moments from the worst characters, but I wonder if Chicken Soup is part of a trademark. . .

Yay, Chrissy! I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves the Homesick. :)

Rhinoa said...

Oh I didn't think about weddings and funerals. I get travel sick too, but only really in cars.

Love 1984 and Lewis Carroll. I hope Paris HIlton Goes to Prison never gets written, but if she does you know she will write an auto biography and rake in the money...

Julia said...

I don't read at funeral or wedding either. That is consider rude. And I can't read while car are in motion either

Happy BTT - I hope you have a great Mother's Day!

alisonwonderland said...

i didn't think about weddings and funerals ... but i do in bed! a lot!

great picks on your three books that everyone should read!

Chris said...

The reading in the car to get away from the kids is too funny.

I read while walking around too.

Literary Feline said...

I don't imagine weddings and funerals are good places to be caught reading.

Which E.M. Forster book do you recommend?

Bybee said...

Homesick is my favorite Tyler novel. I remember exactly where I was and when I read it the first time. (1983, Kansas City, Research Medical Center)

Shelly said...

I love your answer to number 3. Thanks for playing. :)

danielle said...

I love EM Forster and agree with you wholeheartedly there. I really need to reread 1984--it's been too long. Now that you have said it--someone will write a Paris Hilton book about her prison experiences...scary.