Emily tagged me

and it felt like a kiss.

a book that made you cry: I don't think one has yet. The closest would probably be Powerless, Tim Dlugos.

a book that scared you: House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski.

a book that made you laugh: What Narcissism Means to Me, Tony Hoagland.

a book that disgusted you: Discipline & Punish, Michel Foucault.

a book you loved in elementary school: Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprint, Donald J. Sobol; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Judi & Ron Barrett; The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport, Laura Lee Hope; A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle.

a book you loved in middle school: The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin; Many Waters, Madeleine L'Engle.

a book you loved in high school: A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton; The Pelican Brief, John Grisham; Brave New World, Aldous Huxley.

a book you hated in high school: The Witching Hour, Anne Rice.

a book you loved in college: MAUS, Art Spiegelman; The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara; The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood.

a book that challenged your identity: I don't know.

a series that you love: Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries. I'm not sorry.

your favorite horror book: House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski.

your favorite science fiction book: Madeleine L'Engle's Meg/Charles Wallace/Calvin series.

your favorite fantasy book: Many Waters, Madeleine L'Engle. Hot. Talk about fantasies.

your favorite mystery book: N or M?, Agatha Christie.

your favorite biography: Digressions on Some Poems By Frank O'Hara, Joe LeSeur.

your favorite "coming-of-age" book: Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger.

your favorite book not on this list: those in my profile.


  1. Okay next time you come to Minneapolis I am going to show you the journal Madeline L'Engle gave me when I was 17. Have you read "Ring of Endless Light" by her?

    Now I know what to get you for Christmas.

  2. O, I was a whore for Bert and Nan Bobbsey. And now I'm going to read Kinsey Milhone, since Kay Scarpetta's pretty much over...