It seems I've seen this meme just about everywhere and I think it's my turn.
What are you reading right now? The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn and The Nature of Monsters by Clare Clark. The second has been getting pushed aside because the first is so compelling.
Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that? I'll definitely be reading Sister Carrie for my book club meeting in September. This will be a re-read for me - I am looking forward to it, but would have preferred reading An American Tragedy by Dreiser. Other than that, I have no idea. It depends how I'm feeling when I finish my current reads.
What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now? Vogue - I have a built-in vanity where I dry my hair and apply makeup and I get a few minutes of light reading in every morning.
What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read? I remember hating Billy Budd in high school. There have been a few book club books that I greatly disliked - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is among them.
What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone? Middlesex - most people are generally skeptical. I also tend to recommend Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Margaret Atwood.
Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they? I don't think they know my name - but they definitely know me by sight. I'm usually there several times a week.
Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all? People are generally skeptical about reading a book about a Hermaphrodite - Middlesex.
Do you read books while you eat? While you bathe? While you watch movies or TV? While you listen to music? While you’re on the computer? While you’re having sex? While you’re driving? Definitely while I eat if I'm alone or at work - not while I bathe - sometimes during kids movies I'm 'watching' with my daughter - I browse magazines while I'm online and waiting for screens to come up - um, no - if I'm at a really long light I'll pick something up.
When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits? I don't remember anyone doing so.
What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn't’t put it down? I'm too tired to stay up half the night, but I remember doing it in my younger days. One book I specifically remember is a book about Ted Bundy - which I finished and then couldn't get to sleep I was so frightened.