book meme

1. What author do you own the most books by?
Thich Nhat Hahn, website bell hooks and Tamora Pierce

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
i’ve owned many copies of The Fifth Sacred Thing and Love in Action

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Esperanza Leticia “Hopey” Glass

5. What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children)?
The Fifth Sacred Thing

6. What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
probably The Stand by Stephen King

7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
the novel i just couldn’t finish was The Good Fairies of New York. that’s all i’m gonna say, overweight cuz i hate to be a negative nancy. i’m more of a fancy nancy.

8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
Notice by Heather Lewis

9. If you could force everyone to read one book, about it what would it be?
American Dreams by Sapphire

10. Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature?
no clue. like, none.

11. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
The Fifth Sacred Thing, and I’m definitely working on it.

12. What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Notice by Heather Lewis

13. Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
i’ve had many, many dreams in which Thich Nhat Hahn appears as a guide. probably the weirdest one was when we were in the ocean surrounded by whales and dolphins.

14. What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
i kind of hate the highbrow lowbrow thing. isn’t this really about class and some concept of intellectual superiority?

15. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
The Bible

16. What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen?
like, in person? uh, no. not a shakespeare fan. i’d rather see something by and about people of color, frankly.

17. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
in bed? hmmm…. i’m going to have to say russians because there is some mythology about basil being descended from the disgraced brother of a tzar.

18. Roth or Updike?

19. David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
never read either. how about Gayl Jones.

20. Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?

21. Austen or Eliot?
Nawal El Saadawi

22. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
i have no shame.

23. What is your favorite novel?
The Fifth Sacred Thing

24. Play?

25. Poem?
“Litany For Survival” by Audre Lorde

26. Essay?
“Love as the Practice of Freedom” from Outlaw Culture. This essay was just so seminal.

27. Short story?
“Fisherman” by Nalo Hopkinson

28. Work of nonfiction?
Sister Outsider

29. Who is your favorite writer?
Sapphire. i wish she would write more books of poetry. also Beth Goobie.

30. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
i am a fancy nancy not a negative nancy!

31. What is your desert island book?
The City in Which I Love You by Li-Young Lee

32. And… what are you reading right now?
To Be An Anchor in the Storm: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women

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  1. Oh goddess…I loved this. i love the smart-ass replies that weren’t options given…just makes me giggle and smile.

    you rock!