Irreverent Mama

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stolen from John.

FAVOURITE...

1: DRINK: Irish cream ales. In the summer, margaritas, Mike's hard lemonade, and sangria, though not all at once.

2: FOOD: Thai wet coconut curries.

3: FILM: Sense and Sensibility

4: BOOK: I have absolutely NO IDEA where to start. I read at a ferocious rate. Ten to twenty or more books a month, usually.

5: SPORT: Not much interested in 'em. Did watch some of the Stanley Cup playoffs, because the local team was in in, thus making it inescapable!

6:BLOGGER: Oh, goodness... That would be playing favourites.

7:MUSIC: Blues. Or chamber music. Depends on my mood.

8: BIRD: Cardinal

9: ANIMAL: For appearance? Cats, wild and domestic. Nothing as sleek, strong, and elegant as a cat. But for personality? Orangutang. (Hey! Beauty is only skin deep, you know. Orangs are smart and funny in their cumbersome way. I like 'em.)

10: HERO: John, of course.... Someone who doesn't think I'm a creep.

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9 Comments:

  • You damn creep!! xx

    By Blogger john.g., at 10:55 AM  

  • CREEP? Even though I made you my hero? There's gratitude for you. Sheesh.

    By Blogger irreverentmama, at 11:33 AM  

  • Whoa! You reads a lot o' books.

    By Blogger Denguy, at 9:53 PM  

  • OK - ten to 20 books IS a lot and it would be difficult to list a favourite...but, which is your favourite genre?

    I have so many unread books lying around - I used to read ferociously too, but lately I can't seem to concentrate long enough to finish a book, and jump from one to the other - so I have given it up for now.

    By Blogger Wendz, at 6:34 AM  

  • Denguy - Indeedy. A bit of an addict, me.

    Wendz - Favourite genre? Let's narrow the field a bit: I don't like horror/suspense/thrillers at all - my imagintion is too good! I don't enjoy romance, though I can wallow in a witty chick lit any day, and I do like erotica.

    I read literary fiction, I read historical fiction, I read at least one non-fiction a week, on whatever topic catches my fancy. One week, it was the periodic table (I kid you not), one week Edwardian social mores, this week a treatise on motherhood.

    Um, I'll read pretty much anything, I think...

    By Blogger irreverentmama, at 6:52 AM  

  • Ooh I love thrillers/legal.crime stuff....Patricia Cornwall and Jodi Picault are 2 fave authors.

    And then I like family dramas and heartwarming stories - stuff that Rosamunde Pilcher wrote, Marcia Willet, Maeve Binchy....

    I am not terribly interested in non-fiction, unless there's a slight psychological bent to it..anything that explores the human psyche is fascinating.

    Chick lit is good for unwinding...I can rip through one in a couple of hours.

    By Blogger Wendz, at 5:40 PM  

  • Maeve Binchy! Love her. I'm currently rereading Quentin's. (A poor memory is a blessing at times - it's all just as new the second time round!) I'm eagerly waiting for my daughter to finish reading Whitethorn Woods so I can get at it.

    I like English village stories, too. I used to read a LOT of murder mysteries, but I've gone off them in recent years. Anne Perry was a favourite - though I far preferred the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt books over the Monk ones because the court scenes in the Monk books bored me witless.

    By Blogger irreverentmama, at 7:54 PM  

  • Oh you are so like me....I also reread books and never remember exactly what happened so every time it's a pleasure. Besides that, I think my brain reinvents the characters and adds new details each time I read a book so it really is a wonderful experience.

    I love reading and suddenly feel like picking up a book.

    Have you read any Joanne Harris? Her books are quite whacky, in a way, but superbly well-written and I love the slight 'magical' element she adds.

    Another book that I am crazy about is Caramelo, by Sandra Cisneros.She uses words to paint the scenes - it is fascinating. If you haven't read it, try and get it.

    Oh and then there's Barbara Kingsolver and Margaret Attwood.

    I could go into rhapsodies now. But I shall stop.

    By Blogger Wendz, at 2:31 AM  

  • wendz - Joanne Harris is a new one to me. I'll check her out next trip to the library! I've read the Poisonwood Bible, and, unlike anyone else I know who read it, I didn't enjoy it. I've read some of Kingsolver's short stories, too, and, again, didn't really feel gripped by them, though there's no denying how well she writes.

    Margaret Atwood? Of course I've read her: she's Canadian, don't you know, required reading in a lot of high schools. She's hit and miss for me. I loved Alias Grace and the Handmaid's Tale. (I read Surfacing years ago, but can't remember...) I didn't like Oryx and Crake one tiny little bit.

    By Blogger irreverentmama, at 7:26 AM  

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