There Will Be Books

You asked…(part two)

The only thing I like more than reading is eating while reading, so now I am going to tackle the questions about books, reading, and food.

Jackee from Winded Words asked: What’s your favorite book?

Really, I can’t choose just one. That would be like choosing only one of my children as my favorite. Well, I only have one child, but I have many more books (by the way, when I go to someone’s house and there are no books, I think that is weird).

So I will give you my top five:

1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Seriously, if you haven’t read this…)

2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

3. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

4. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

5. The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh

Kristin from Dragondreamer’s Lair asked: Who is your all time favorite author and why?

My all time favorite author is Sylvia Plath. Although I didn’t list any of her books, that’s because I take her entire body of work, which consists of poetry, journals, and letters, and read it again and again. I also love Virginia Woolf and wrote my master’s thesis on her. Yes, both of these women took their own lives. But what I love about them is their writing, which is genius. They killed themselves because they were both clinically depressed during a time when there was no good treatment for depression. They did not kill themselves because they were writers.

Is there anything you like to read that you don’t want to admit to reading?

Oh, I’ll admit to it! I read People and US Weekly and Vogue. I read Dan Brown. I’ve read every single book ever written about the Kennedys.  I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggonit, I will read mindless crap.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Buying and reading fashion magazines.

Corinne from Trains, Tutus and Tea Time asked: What is your favorite food?

I rarely meet a food I don’t like. I will eat airplane food and hospital food and cafeteria food and gas station hot dogs.

However, my favorite would probably be seafood. I love crab legs, scallops, clams, smoked salmon, and sushi.

Carrie from Heim Binas Fiction asked: What is your favorite hot-weather drink?

Coke (regular, not diet) on ice. Or a nice margarita if I’m eating chips and salsa or lounging on a beach somewhere.

Part Three Coming Soon!

I’m kissing my baby, but I really just want to get back to my book.

7 thoughts on “There Will Be Books

  1. I really love reading these, I am learning so much about you and I just like it.

    I am the same way about food, I figure is someone else made it, and I didn’t have to…It will find it’s way to my mouth.

    I love how you love books and reading, I am more of a Chick Lit girl myself these days, but I love how you love all of it.


  2. I’m almost ashamed to admit I’ve never read anything by Virginia Woolf, and not much of Sylvia Plath. I keep meaning too.. off to add a bunch of works to the library list…
    (and yay for seafood! 😉 )


  3. Yea for mindless crap! I need to read Plath and Woolf, too. I’m such an English/library slacker. My biggest read this summer is the entire Little House series and several LIW biographies. They make me feel happy inside.


    • I LOVE the Little House series. I reread it regularly. When I was a kid I would read the whole thing, then start over from the beginning immediately. It’s SO MUCH BETTER than the TV show.


  4. This is wonderful! (Who doesn’t love In Cold Blood? Or Virginia Woolf, for that matter!)

    I always find that I respect someone more when I see their favorite book list (or that they read, since so many people don’t these days). Sometimes a favorite book list is so telling, like a personal diary, it’s mind-boggling and amazing all at once.

    Thanks for sharing! A questions session was definitely a good idea!


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