A-Z Blogger Book Survey

Phew, blogger went berserk just there... but everything's under semi-control now (thought I'd lost everything I just typed! A sort of late 1990's problem... ). Just thought I would like to take up on my promise to post this A-Z Blogger Book Survey, which I found on mr Laughing Ferrets blog.
     Now it is my turn, late as always.

Now, you may wonder what this lipstick-applicationist extraordinaire above is doing on post like this, but rest assured and please continue reading and all shall be illuminated.

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Author you've read the most books from: Ivar Lo Johansson. Just an honest answer and not an answer I am especially proud of, not that I'm ashamed of it. It's just that he's not especially "hot" right now - and to make matters worse, his work's been hijacked by the Leftists a loooong time ago, calling him a "blue collar novelist" or something the like...

Best sequel ever: Don't really like the idea of sequels, but I looked forward very much to J.K. Rowlings last Harry Potter book. So the answer is: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

Currently reading: One of H.P. Lovecrafts many short stories. They are on Antarctic and everything's spooky, which pretty much sums up the story. This one, however, is answering a lot of questions, in comparison to many other stories by this man.

George Clooney coffee: Smug as fuck!.

Drink of choice whilst reading: A cup of pretentious strong coffee made with the help of the good old Gaggia.

E-reader or physical book: In theory, e-reader, but I do not own one so I force myself to read PDF:s on my stationary computer, fooling myself to believe I am just as kewl as the kindle-readers or any apple-computer-stuff-owner.
    Of course physical books are great, they smell nice, have pieces of breadcrumbs in them and are better in every way, but when moving from one place to another, the carrying of books have gotten old, IMO.

Fictional character you would probably have dated in high school: Easy. Dolores Haze. Without a fucking doubt. The elegant "wordplay" is of course a hint to my motivation of picking her here...

Glad you gave this book a chance: L'élégance du hérisson, by Muriel Barbery. If you are ever so slightly sentimental, you should probably too...

Hidden book gem: ... hm... got to be Under the Raspberry-tree, which is a weird title for a book. A series of short stories, IIRC - read it at least 15 years ago. Very good indeed, by an author I give perhaps one or two rats-asses about: Margareta Sarri.

Important moment in your book life: Brothers Karamazov. I especially like typing this because Dostojevskij is having some sort of anti-renaisannce in some cultural spheres here in the Cold North - he's been bashed on radio and in some journals as well as MSM-papers' culture-sections. I suppose he's an anti-revolutionist, and "they" won't stand it! "They" being the ever-present "leftists". Heheheh...

Just finished: Open City, by Teju Cole. Just re-read it, a very good read indeed.
Kind of book you won't read: Crime-stories or "murder-porn" as it's been known as in some circuits.
Longest book you've read: Don't know, probably Karamazov Brothers... Or The Lord of the Rings, since it was originally meant to be just one tome. I would have liked it if it had stayed that way, especially considering the theme of this blog...

Number of bookcases you own: Just the one. I've put a ban on buying more books until I can find a bigger place. But this bookshelf happens to be abundantly filled.
One book you've read multiple times: Robinson Crusoe, O-Zone, Lord of the Rings, most of Jack London's production etc etc. A good book can be read around 9-10 times in a life, as the old axiom says.
     And not to mention another "one book" I've read multiple times - everything about captain Hornblower:

Preferred place to read: If I say breadcrumbs, you say: Bed! In the bed (not bead) is the answer to this one.
Three of your all-time favorite books: There are too many, but I'll give it a go: Wolf Larsen, O-Zone, Karamazov Brothers, the butterfly collector's most known book (one of characters can be seen in this post), first 25% of Metro 2033 by Dmitri Gluchovskij, most things written by mr Lars Gustafsson and so on...
Unapologetic fanboy for: J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter-books as well as the quite different author Paul Theroux... (different in comparison to J.K. Rowling).

Paul Theroux, "looking naturally cool and author:y"

Worst bookish habit: Eating and reading... the number of fat-spills and residual food in my books is getting silly. I have stopped doing this after getting a book back which I loaned a friend, and found that he'd been eating whilst reading my book. Since then I made a 180.

X marks the spot - Start at the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book: V.S. Naipaul's A House for mr Biswas. A depressing story.

Your latest book purchase: I have banned myself to buy anymore, but I say this: It was a manga-story about a 15 year old girl that's investing waaay to much time in otome-games. A bit strange, the whole affair, especially me buying the book...

Zzz snatcher book (the last book that kept you up waaay too late): None, I read very Preussian and efficient: With clear, big eyes, ambient music to dampen and drown my neighbours arguing/knifing each other. I allocate my reading time very efficient as I do my sleep time.*'

These are not my eyes, they belong to another blogger...

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That's it, thank you for your time, and thank you internet for providing a wide range of images to soften up this post. Goodnight one and all!

*) Don't really know about the grammar in this sentence...

2 kommentarer:

  1. Someday I'll have to read the Hornblower books. I enjoyed the A&E series, but haven't gotten around to the books yet. someday.

    1. The books are perfect for lazy summer days under a baldacchino or in the bed during the winter/autumn when it is raining outside. I highly recommend them, Horatio Hornblower is a rôle-model for all Western men out there!

      I did however read translated versions (Swedish) but typically the originals are better than the translated versions so no caveat there.