There’s a book meme going around, so I will give it a shot, although I don’t really read as much as I should or as much as I would like to…
You’re stuck in Fahrenheit 451. Which book would you be?
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. The first chapter alone never fails to make me laugh.
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Um, not really. Maybe the narrator’s mother in A Prayer for Owen Meany.
What is the last book you bought?
Kiss Me Like a Stranger by Gene Wilder
What are you currently reading?
God’s Politics by Jim Wallis, Aristotle’s Poetics by, um, Aristotle …and 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn.
What five books would you take to a deserted island?
I know I am cheating a bit here, because some of these are collections, but I don’t care.
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by, um, William Shakespeare
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote