1. What are you dying to read this summer?
Mostly, I'm dying to read my name on Publisher's Lunch. Or that Hugh Jackman is requesting permission to follow me on Twitter. For now, I'll settle on The Seance by John Harwood, a gothic, Victorian thriller. All over that.
2. Where do you hang to read a book?
I hang in the car while the baby-on-board, Toyota-lovin' mama in front of me at the ATM itemizes her wallet before and after her transaction. I hang at breakfast, always better than a dose of Meredith Viera. I hang on my favorite over-sized chair when Sir Cat allows me.
3. What was your favorite book when you were little?
Hands down, The Giving Tree. I had two copies: One with apple juice and Cheetos stains and another with the inscription 'Laura, may you always be like the tree.' Most days, I am.
Angel Girl by Laurie Friedman. I know Herman Rosenblat's story is not true, but somehow it doesn't matter. A thousand other stories like it come from tragedy because love transcends all.
5. What's the scariest book you've ever read?
Stephen King's Gerald's Game. Out of all his books, this one really creeps me out.
6. What's the funniest book you've ever read?
I had a cartoon book when I was in high school, something like 101 Funniest Ways to Die. I never sit beneath a ceiling fan that I don't think about that book.
7. If you lend a book to your bff, how soon do you expect to get it back?
If ever, great. Books should be shared.
8. Snacking while reading-guilty?
Aside from the breakfast thing, which somehow falls outside this personal rule, I don't ever snack while reading. Too distracting and messy.
9. Name a book that needs more zombies.
Wellsey's The Time Machine. And yes, I'm on a quest to use this graphic as much as possible.
10. What's the most random thing you've ever used as a bookmark?
A dry spaghetti noodle
If you're here, I tag you. Answer one or all in the comments so we can pretend we knew you when angst was your predominant vibe.