Bookworm Wednesday is a weekly book nerdy post featuring the reading habits of wonderful ladies from all over the blogosphere. Interested in participating? Shoot me an email [grimmricksen AT hotmail.com].
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Hi, my name is Aubrey and I’m an addict of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, tea, cats, writing, reading, taking photos, creating things and the loveliness that is nature. I’m also a bit of a geek. You can find me reading comic books, visiting conventions and if you surf the web with my name and the word 501st you will see me dressed up as a Jawa with my husband the storm trooper. Muahahaha!
I blog my heart away at Project Lovegood, where I share: DIY projects, planty recipes, geek out, share tips/tricks, try and offer inspiration, joy and support in all things…and other random bits.
No, It’s funny because I’m a library science grad and aspiring writer, but I didn’t dive into reading until American Lit 1 when I fell in love with the works of Poe.
What are you reading right now?
Watership Down by Richard Adams. It was my mom’s pick for our family book club and one that’s been on my to-read list for a while.
What will you read next?
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson – It’s one of the many books on my “currently out from the library” shelf.
List 3 books that you always wanted to read but haven’t gotten around to:
Dracula (I’m a big time horror fan and so this one is long overdue)
A Game of Thrones (Love the show, need to read the books)
The Stand (Heard it’s the best King book and I have much respect for Stephen King)
Do you collect any particular author?
Not really but my favorite authors are Edgar Allan Poe, J.K. Rowling and Alan Moore.
Have you ever disliked a book so much that you couldn't finish it?
Oh yes, too many to list! Some I finished just because I felt I had to, but I have since gotten out of that habit and now if I really don’t like a book about 50 pages in then I put it down and never look back. There are rare occasions that I break that rule. I figure I have one life and would much prefer to mostly read things I love and not force myself through the ones I loathe.
Where do you usually get your books?
The library. I always have holds waiting for me. The only time I buy books is if I have read them and want to read them again, then I buy from Half Price Books or swap on paperbackswap.com.
Where do you do most of your reading?
Mostly in my bed (sometimes on the apartment balcony). I know, pretty lazy and original but oh so comfy!
Do you read books more than once? Which ones and why?
Yes’em! I reread books I looove or books (especially non-fiction) that I feel I missed some stuff and want to go back and take in what I missed. Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read is one I read three times just while I was deployed because it gave me hope.
Do you have any "guilty pleasure" books -- Something you're almost embarrassed to admit enjoying?
I’m never much for the phrase “guilty pleasure” because I just don’t have guilt when it comes to enjoying. I will proudly state any book I enjoy, no matter the views of others.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
Hmmm…That would have to be a tie between Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
What is your favorite passage from a book?
I’ll go with…”Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.” – from V for Vendetta by Alan Moore.
What do you do with books when you finish with them?
Return them to the library, hehe. If I bought them because I already read and loved them then I return them to my book shelves or lend them out for others to read.
Do you loan out your books to friends/family/coworkers?
Top 5 Favorite books
The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: And It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
The Harry Potter Series (hard to pick one)
What ONE book should we all read?
Hands down, The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Anyone who wants to live longer and get the truth, the science to really prevent major diseases and ailments like many cancers, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and so much more should read this book. It had such an impact on my family that I constantly buy copies to give out to people interested in health and living longer.