20 Questions: Round 2
We tried this before with pretty good results, so I thought I’d give it another go.
A lot of questions pop into my head over the course of a month–many of them with a literary focus. I try to capture some of them here. Some are legitimate questions and others are mainly nonsensical ramblings.
You can read Round 1 of 20 Questions here. This time, I thought I’d participate and answer my own questions–it’s an awkward self interview–before giving you the opportunity to answer the questions in the comments. My answers are in italics.
So here we go. 101 Books Presents 20 Questions: Round 2!
- Will Dicaprio’s performance as Gatsby be better than Redford’s? Much better.
- Narnia or Middle Earth? Middle Earth
- Hemingway or Joyce? Hemingway
- Favorite font? Verdana
- What’s your ideal book length for reading? 250 pages
- You have to go a year without a book (all forms) or a week without food. Which one do you choose and why? Assuming my digestive system wouldn’t be scarred forever, I’d go a week without food. Tough call.
- Best concert you’ve ever been to? Eddie Vedder at The Ryman in Nashville, 2010.
- Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars.
- Best compliment you ever received from a teacher/professor? “You know, you should think about being a writer.”
- What’s your one piece of writing advice? (don’t be shy!) Short sentences and short paragraphs make your copy much more readable, especially for the web.
- Mountain reading or beach reading? Beach reading all the way.
- What’s one novel you think is awesome that everyone else thinks is bad? The literary snobs hate Stephen King, but I’ve always liked him. The Shining is outstanding.
- Conversely, what’s one novel you think is bad that everyone else thinks is awesome? Mrs. Dalloway, of course.
- Amazon: Good or bad? Mostly good.
- Most famous author you’ve ever met? I honestly can’t recall meeting any novelist of significance. That’s sad. In the nonfiction world, I’ve met Dave Ramsey because, well, I work for him. So that might cheating on the question.
- What percentage of books on your bookshelf have you actually read (estimate)? 60%
- Favorite reading beverage? Daytime: Diet Coke. Evening time: Glass of red wine.
- A hypothetical: Print and digital books are no more and audio books are the only form of literature remaining. One catch: All the audio books are read by Gilbert Gottfried (who has indeed recorded an audio version of 50 Shades of Grey). Are you done with literature? Yes. Absolutely, yes.
- One novel every teenager must read? To Kill A Mockingbird.
- Who inspired you to become an avid reader? My mom.
All right then. Your turn.
Answer as many or as few questions as you want to in the comments. Or, just sit back and read it all. That’s cool too.