Do you prefer reading coffee table books (picture), biographies, fiction, non-fiction, educational?
I’ve bought my fair share of coffee table books – natural subjects like horses or wildlife paintings by Robert Bateman, for example. These have long ago been donated to second-hand shops. Ditto the entire suite of Calvin and Hobbes collections. That I regret, sort of. It was during a period of purging, lightening the load. I kept a promise that if I moved a cardboard box from one household to another more than three times without unpacking the carton, it meant that I didn’t need the contents. In the grand scheme of things, all true. But still…
What I mainly read these days is whatever grabs my fancy on the “New Arrivals” shelf at the library. Mostly fiction, mostly written by Canadian women. If I find an author I like, I will read their entire body of work, usually in chronological order. Last summer I read everything the library had available by Mary Roach. The year before, Lynn Coady was the go-to author. This year, I haven’t read nearly as much, since I’ve been occupied with the blogs. Currently I’m halfway through All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews.
What is your biggest fear or phobia? (no photos please)
What is your favorite cheese?
When I’m asked to select the cheese for my veggie sub, I order Swiss. But my all-time favourite cheese is Wensleydale. I’ve never tried it, and will likely never have the chance. I first learned of the variety of English cheese from Nick Park’s A Grand Day Out, a wonderfully sweet and funny Claymation. Wallace and Gromit are out of cheese so they build a rocket to take them to the moon, because everyone knows the moon is THE vacation destination for cheese lovers!
What is your favorite month of the year?
I’m going to copy Jeannette. Her favourite is Octovember. Mine is Septober. Right now is pretty darn nice, actually. I love the transition between seasons. From summer to fall is best, though winter into spring is mighty fine, too. Especially if the winter is challenging like last year’s.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
School got off to a slow start. I had only one assignment to complete and one online lecture to attend. The assignment was an invitation to “tell us a bit about yourself.” OK, but you’ll have to twist my arm.
This Friday is girls’ night out. Looking forward to seeing my friend Karen and the other gals.
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