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15 June 2011 @ 12:41 pm
Book Meme  
07. What fictional character are you (secretly) in love with?

I'm sure I'm not alone with this one, but Gilbert Blythe.  Growing up, I very much wanted to be Anne Shirley, and find a Gilbert of my own.

08. The last book you acquired, and how (begged, bought, borrowed?)

I had to think about this one for awhile.  Nearly all the books I read come from the library, and that's not really "acquiring" them, I don't think.  I was trying to remember the last book I actually bought, and whether it was from the library booksale cart or from a thrift store, when I remembered that the last book I acquired was actually given to me.  nhpw gave me a copy of the novelization of In the Beginning, a Babylon 5 movie, which I'm quite excited about!  I'm not sure when I'm going to get around to reading it, as should be evident from the next question.

09. Your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next.

I rarely read a single book at a time.  I generally have a book in each location where I tend to read.  So I have a work book (two, actually), a kitchen table book, a purse book, a bed book, and a bathroom book (exactly - we all do it!).  I'm currently reading:

Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans, by Malachi Martin
Marvel 1602, by Neil Gaiman
The Story of Civilization Volume I: Our Oriental Heritage, by Will Durant
Insomnia, by Stephen King
The Valley of Fear, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin
ETA:  Also, The Fall of the Roman Empire, by Peter Heather.  I'm currently reading so many books I can't keep them straight.

I consider a book one I'm currently reading if I've opened it up in the last two weeks.  There are other books I'm not finished with lying around here and there, but I haven't looked at them in awhile.  (I will never finish my sister's college Art History textbook, for example.  I read a chapter approximately every eight months.)

You can see my last reads in my last new media post, though I've read The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle since then.  Up next are the aforementioned In the Beginning, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore, The Demonologist and The Devil in Connecticut by Gerald Brittle, The Uninvited by Steven LaChance, and the next A Song of Fire and Ice book.  (A Feast of Crows?)  I also have a couple series I'm working on but I keep getting distracted by other books: the Master and Commander series, a hard SF series I need to finish up, the Chelsea Quinn Yarbro vampire books; I need to catch up on the True Blood series (I think I'm three behind now that the new one's come out), and I have some books I've bought that I'll eventually read (Neal Stephenson's Anathem for one.)  And of course my Latin books.  Yeah...
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Martine: Mulan/Undergroundla_loony on June 15th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
a bathroom book (exactly - we all do it!)

I'm way past that! At home we have magazines and the most wonderful random facts book for guest and people who forget to take their DS there...because playing Mario Kart or Mario Party or Brain Jogging and whatever else you have has taken the place of the bathroom bookXD
Shannon: careful nowkungfuwaynewho on June 15th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
I, um, may have watched TV on my PSP before. But that's just because I was already watching it and it's so easy to carry from room to room!
Martine: Inception/LOLla_loony on June 15th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
My dad would so do that if he had a PSP!
enigmaticblues: beckett readingenigmaticblues on June 15th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, Gilbert Blythe. Yes, I did love him. Still do, really.

And I loved Insomnia, although oddly enough, I read it before my own issues with insomnia began.
Shannon: bsg you slay me gaiuskungfuwaynewho on June 15th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't know why I phrased that in the perfect. I still want to be Anne Shirley, and I still want to find my Gilbert.

I am having a hard time with Insomnia. I usually tear through Stephen King, but this one is just...really slow. Like, I was halfway through still waiting for it to start. But I think I'm finally coming up on the climax, so it shouldn't be too much longer.