I really had no intention of leaving my last post up so long without writing something else that wasn't a bold declaration of my support for profanity. Just to bump it down one, here's a quick little list.
This meme was developed by one of my many librarian buddies and has been making the rounds on my friends' Facebook pages.
1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
Probably "Ozma of Oz"
2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
Current Read: "Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum"
Last Read: "The Light of Evening"
Next Book: Don't know yet - I have a big stack.
3. What book did everyone like and you hated?
I was not at all fond of "Bonfire of the Vanities." It took me a long time to realize that it was supposed to be funny.
4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Anything really long, like "War and Peace"
5. Which book are you saving for “retirement?”
6. Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
I never skip ahead.
7. Acknowledgments: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
They're really for the author's loved ones and supporters, so I don't mind them.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?
I remember reading many of the original "Tarzan" books in Lake Andes, South Dakota after having checked them out of the local library while I was vacationing at my great-aunt's house.
10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.
I once grabbed a box of books off the curb where my neighbors had put them out for trash pickup. One of them was "Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality," which was cool enough that I ended up passing it along to a bunch of people.
11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
No, but I've set a bunch of them free via Bookcrossing.
12. Which book has been with you to the most places?
All of my childhood books (Oz books, Nancy Drew books, etc.) have traveled with me everywhere I've lived.
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later?
No, I always loved reading in school.
14. What is the strangest item you’ve ever found in a book?
I once found a greeting card with a lock of hair taped into it.
15. Used or brand new?
Just getting ready to get a new library card.
16. Stephen King: Literary genius or opiate of the masses?
He's rather inconsistent, but I've enjoyed much of his writing.
17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
No, but sometimes movies are nice for providing more vivid visuals than you might have developed on your own.
18. Conversely, which book should NEVER have been introduced to celluloid?
Hmm, "Dune," maybe?
19. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
Not sure. Even among my book club buddies, there have been hits and misses.