So Many Books, So Little Time

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Thursday, March 11, 2010
I have greatly enjoyed reading everyone's answers...

to the current book survey.  Here's mine.

Books next to your bed right now: Britten and Brulightly, Hannah Berry; Manhood for Amateurs, Michael Chabon; Talk Dirty Yiddish, Ilene Schneider
Favorite series: My favorite series hasn't been written yet.  But it's in the works.
Favorite book:  Another Roadside Attraction, Tom Robbins
The one book you would have with you if stranded on a desert island: And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, Dr. Seuss
Book/series you would take with you on a long flight: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay, Michael Chabon (the best book I never seem to finish)
Worst book you were made to read in school: anything from the syllabus of my college class in modern European literature (it's amazing what terrible things a professor can do to good literature)
Book that everyone should be made to read in school:  To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Book that everyone should read, period:  anything by Kurt Vonnegut published between 1961 - 1969 (Mother Night, Cat's Cradle, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Slaughterhouse Five)
Favorite character:  Monkey, in Monkey by Wu Cheng-En
Best villain:  Livia, in I Claudius by Robert Graves
Favorite concept series:  Hard Case Crime
Favorite invented world:  The Cyberiad: Fables for a Cybernetic Age, Stanislaw Lem
Most beautifully written book:  Shipwrecks, Akira Yoshimura
Funniest book:  A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy O'Toole

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