tekaihau asked: 10, 14, 15, 23, 33, 52? (I have lots of questions about books...)
I love answering questions about books!
10) Favorite book you’ve read this year - I am going to cheat and list a couple. “The Ask and the Answer and “Monsters of Men” by Patrick Ness were absolutely amazing and the Chaos Walking Trilogy is definitely the best series I’ve read all year. Some other excellent books have been “The Killing Moon” by N.K. Jemisin and “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein (the last one I think you might greatly enjoy as well).
14) Favorite place to read - I prefer somewhere comfy like a couch or a poofy chair. Pretty much anywhere I can sit up straight and not be in pain.
15) What is your policy on book lending? I love lending books because I am an enabler like that. It doesn’t matter if it’s a “meh” book or one that I love to bits and is precious to me - if I have it and you want to read it, I will most likely place it in your hands if you express any interest. How else am I going to get people to squee with me? (Just, y’know, don’t treat them badly.)
23) Genre you rarely read (but wish you did) - I barely read science fiction. Even with all the techno-babble, hard-science books, I know there’s a lot of sci-fi out there that I’d enjoy if I made the effort to find it, particularly stuff that’s on the softer side.
33) Most intimidating book you ever read - Mmm… the Iliad? Because it was the first assigned book for Hum 110 and while reading it I was experiencing the typical pre-freshman thoughts of “Oh god I am reading this ancient epic and I’m supposed to say smart things about it help I’m not smart who am I kidding why why why am I doing to Reed HAAALP.”
52) Name a book that made you angry - And once again, I can’t limit myself to one. “The Warded Man” and “The Desert Spear” by Peter V. Brett because with one or two exceptions, he is incapable of writing a female character who has sex and isn’t called a slut or whore. Also “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” by Ted Chiang, which is technically a novella, but the entire last section’s premise is based on wildly inaccurate assumptions about asexuality which he then goes on to treat as something negative that needs to be fixed. And then it went and won a Hugo Award, and I hated everything.