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What is your favorite book now? Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

...10 years ago? Probably Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce, though it may have been a year or two later that I actually read it.

...20 years ago? Er... Something by Robert Munsch or Dr. Suess, no doubt.

What book made you laugh out loud? The Hitchhiker's Trilogy by Douglas Adams

What book made you cry? Some book about a wild horse that I can't remember the name of, back when I was 12 or so (yes, that's the only time I remember crying because of a book).

What book shocked you? The Highland Clearances by John Prebble (nothing's quite as shocking as reality)

What book have you thrown across the room? Wanted to throw? None; Absolom, Absolom! by William Faulker

What book were you unable to finish? The Ticket That Exploded by William S. Burroughs is the most notable (I tried twice--it's the only university-assigned book I haven't finished); also, the LotR trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein and Ulysses by James Joyce (though I will try that one again sometime).

What book have you reread the most? Probably one of my childhood faves--The Changeling by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, most likely.

What book did you like once, but now can't stand? Can't remember any particular title, but I used to love high fantasy, and now it makes me queasy.

What book most made your life what it is today? I feel kind of cheesy saying it, but probably The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. I read it during a very formative year of my life (15), and I can still see its influence on my ways of thinking today.

What is your favorite book by your favorite author? Sadly, most of my favourite books are the only books I like by those authors. I'd have to go with Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut or The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

What book must you really read someday? "Book"!? Well, there's only a few thousand left to go... But I *really* must read The Histories of Herodotus at some point or another.

What's on top of the nearest to-read pile? Crazy Jack by Donna Jo Napoli

What book made you want to jump off a bridge? None, though there's been plenty I wanted to drop off a bride. :D

What book made you want to write? Every book I read and loved as a child--Roald Dahl's work, Zilpha Keatley Snyder's, and on and on.

What book changed you? The Artist's Way. It was the first time I really stopped caring what other people wanted and started focusing on what I needed.

What was the first book you bought? No idea, probably some trashy youth series. ;)

What was the most recent book you bought? See in the list in the post below (no, really, I haven't bought a single book since December).

What books are you currently reading? Fahrenheit 451. I stick to one at a time.

What was your most recent read? The Boggart by Susan Cooper

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