1. What do you think of literary prizes? Good or bad idea?
- I only think they are bad when the author I was rooting for doesn't win. Case in point - this year's Nobel Prize in Literature should have gone to Haruki Murakami, but it didn't. UGH! Very disappointing.
- I would love to write a book of short stories as brilliant as Jhumpa Lahiri's and as personal as Sandra Cisneros'. Those two women know how to create amazing pieces of work that stay with you forever.
- Hmmm. My ideal library would be pretty much anywhere where I could plop down comfortably with a good book and a cup of tea. Something like this:
4. Name two new authors whose work you think will last the test of time , and explain your choices.
- New authors? I'm not really sure which ones to pick, because I'm not sure how new they are. Two names that pop into my head are Ann Patchett and Sarah Waters. Ann Patchett's, State of Wonder was just brilliant. It reminded me of Heart of Darkness at times, but truthfully, I feel it surpassed that book. As for Waters, I recently read The Little Stranger and was just blown away by it. I haven't been so caught up in a novel as when I was reading both of these author's works. Their creativity is amazing, refreshing, and inspiring. I absolutely fell in love with their works and have already added the rest of their books to my library and look forward to reading them all.
- I want all the new Vonnegut ones that recently came out, along with The Paris Review Interviews. Oh, and I wouldn't mind getting, the rest of Murakami's works that I'm missing, and I would love The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, along with Barefoot Contessa's latest one. There are a bunch of other titles, but I don't want to seem greedy. LOL!
- The last book I didn't finish was Law Man and here is why: Law Man.
- Nope, because there are no perfect books. Plus, I enjoy picking and choosing books based on whatever mood I'm currently in. I don't want to be limited. Discovering new authors and re-reading my old favorites are the best part of reading and I wouldn't want to give that up.