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Book Meme

Stolen from gridlore:

1. What book is in your bathroom?

“The Bride Wore Black Leather (And He Looked Fabulous): An Ettiquite Guide For the Rest of us” by Drew Campbell

2. What book is in your purse/backpack?

I don’t have a purse or a backpack, so none, currently.

3. What book is on your bedside table?

“The Nodwick Chronicles” by Aaron Williams
“The Adventures of Moominpapa” by Tove Jansson

4. What was the last book you lent someone?

I just gave away a copy of “Borders of Infinity” by Lois McMaster Bujold.

5. What was the last book you lent out that someone brought back to you?

Just got back a box of about 20 or so books I had loaned out to someone who was put on three months of bedrest last year, including the entire Vorkosigan series, the Diana Galbadon historical romances, a Get Fuzzy collection, and some other assorted stuff.

6. What book do you have loaner copies of, solely for the purpose of foisting it on unsuspecting friends and relatives?

I buy used copies of Mark Helprin’s “Winter’s Tale” and give them away to people.

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15 Comments

  1. Whoooaa, someone else who likes Winter’s Tale! Yay!!!

    • I love it, I just no longer foist it on people because they look at me funny and don’t get around to reading it. It may come from my efforts to explain the general theme. Good luck if you ever attempt it.

  2. 1. What book is in your bathroom?

    Alec Boese, _The Museum of Hoaxes_

    2. What book is in your purse/backpack?

    Liang Heng and Judith Shapiro, _Son of the Revolution_

    3. What book is on your bedside table?

    A large stack, but on top is Beth HilGartner’s _A Parliament of Owls_

    4. What was the last book you lent someone?

    Iain Pears, _The Dream of Scipio_

    5. What was the last book you lent out that someone brought back to you?

    See #4

    6. What book do you have loaner copies of, solely for the purpose of foisting it on unsuspecting friends and relatives?

    See #4

  3. 1. What book is in your bathroom?

    Umm which one(both bathroom and book)

    2. What book is in your purse/backpack?

    O’Reilly’s MCSE in a nutshell

    3. What book is on your bedside table?

    Cubase Manual

    4. What was the last book you lent someone?

    Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold.

    5. What was the last book you lent out that someone brought back to you?

    See 4 Talis just posted it back.

    6. What book do you have loaner copies of, solely for the purpose of foisting it on unsuspecting friends and relatives?

    most of the Vorkosigan series

  4. 1. What book is in your bathroom?
    None, as it is a shared bathroom

    2. What book is in your purse/backpack?
    Vectory, Michael Kube-McDowell

    3. What book is on your bedside table?
    David Losge, Thinks
    The Poet’s Market
    Poetic Forms

    4. What was the last book you lent someone?
    England, England by Julian Barnes

    5. What was the last book you lent out that someone brought back to you?
    most people keep the books I lend them, somewhy. Still missing my “A talent for war” by Jack McDevitt. And it has been 3 years!

    6. What book do you have loaner copies of, solely for the purpose of foisting it on unsuspecting friends and relatives?
    The Unicorn Sonata by Peter S. Beagle

    • Is that the book fromwhich the wonderful movie came?
      and the song I stole ?

      • The Unicorn Sonata?
        No, but it is by the same author -- The Unicorn Sonata is a very recent book -- he didn’t write about unicorns again for almost 20 years, and then said he was now ready to re-visit them, and out of that came that sweet book and a truly wonderful story called “Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros” -- which I even have on my computer, so if anyone wants to read it I can send it over.

  5. At last, a quiz I can answer!

    1. What book is in your bathroom?

    None, I don’t spend enough time there when I’m not actively doing something (like washing; if I soak in the bath then I want to doze and not get a book wet.

    2. What book is in your purse/backpack?

    Does a briefcase count? If so then Diane Duane’s “Starrise at Corrivale”.

    3. What book is on your bedside table?
    The next two in the series.

    4. What was the last book you lent someone?
    “A Random Walk in Science”.

    5. What was the last book you lent out that someone brought back to
    Hmm, I think David Weber’s “The War God’s Own”.

    6. What book do you have loaner copies of, solely for the purpose of
    foisting it on unsuspecting friends and relatives?

    Many copies of “Stranger in a Strange Land” (Heinlein), an extra copy of
    “Silverlock” (John Myers Myers).

  6. Anonymous

    Gah. Of all the authors mentioned in the entry and the comments, I’ve only heard
    of four -- LMB, D*ane D*ane, RAH and Darby Conley. Generation gap? Dancing to a
    different beat? (Not that I dance).

    2. What book is in your purse/backpack?

    Same answer as Autographed Doc, but… there was a delightful lass at the last
    Contata who carried her paperback around tucked in the back of her waistband.
    How about in a canvas bag? Lots of fen use those, and my Chosen One always
    has a couple of books in it.

    0. None of the questions actually asked what book(s) you’re currently reading. Me?
    Roberta Rogow’s “FutureSpeak -- A Fan’s Guide To The Language Of Science Fiction”.

    Ann Onynous.

    • Don’t feel bad, I’m older than most of those in this thread (I’m old enough to be the father of some <g>) and there are several I haven’t heard of either (including Darby Conley) and I’ve only read one LMB.

      As regards “currently reading” — well, none, I’m typing in LJ! But with a loose definition of ‘currently’, either the one beside the bed or the one in the bag/pack/bathroom would seem logical (the one which was in my briefcase went up to beside my bed and is now back on the shelf, and the one next in the series which is beside my bed will be in the briefcase on Monday if I don’t finish it by then, unless I decide to put a different book in my briefcase).

      Confused? You will be…

    • Currently? Just finsihed working my through the first four collections of Alison Bechdel’s comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For”. I’m about to get back immersed into some of the Pratchett I bought over in the UK.

      Love,
      -R

    • Anonymous

      “Don’t feel bad, I’m older than most of those in this thread (I’m old enough to be the
      father of some )”

      Hee hee. Tell me about it. I’m not quite old enough to be a grandparent to some of
      these young uns, but… [G]

      “and there are several I haven’t heard of either (including Darby Conley) and I’ve only
      read one LMB.”

      Darby Conley (another young un) is the creator of the “Get Fuzzy” comic strip. Yay,
      Satchel! Go, Mr. Fungo! (This from someone who’s been a long time companion to cats
      and who gives ferrets the evil eye).

      Think I’ve read two LMBs, back in the late ’80s.

      “Confused? You will be…”

      I always keep my copy of The Complete Works Of Confusedus by my side.

      Ann O.

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