Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Questions of the Day

As we all know, in the digital age blogs are becoming increasingly important sources of information. The majority of my traffic comes from people with questions about books I read a long time ago. I was told in school that there are no stupid questions, so I thought I'd do my part to encourage the education of the blogosphere, by providing some answers.

Q: What is the Eve Brown-Waite / malaria connection?
A: Believe it or not, Eve Browne-Waite titled her memoir First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria, because she fell in love, and then she got malaria! So that would be the connection.

Q: graphic novel literary fiction's halfwit cousin?
A: I beg your pardon? I should say not!

Q: husband wears my clothes
A: Are we talking the extra-large t-shirt you won in that raffle at work? Or the cute little nightie you save for special occasions? In the former case I recommend a book such as Esquire's Handbook of Style, or perhaps Knitting With Balls. In the latter case, I recommend marriage counseling.

Q: Was Phyllis Reynolds Naylor well liked by everyone?
A: No. Nobody is well-liked by everyone. My son sure liked Cricket Man, though.

Q: Which Chris Moore book should i read first?
A: I read Lamb first and loved it, but loved Fluke more. So definitely don't read Fluke first, because none of his others will measure up. Of course, this is only true if you have the exact same reading tastes as I do.

Q: does Will get a girlfriend in any Ranger's Apprentice?
A: Yes.

Q: Is Ranger's Apprentice realistic fiction?
A: No, it's fantasy. But the first couple of books are a lot more fantasy-like, and the rest of the series is more like historical fiction in an alternate universe.

Q: What is ten thangs about the book Skate by Michael Harmon?
1. It is called Skate
2. It be about a boy named Ian
3. Who do like to skateboard
4. It's wrote by Michael Harmon
5. Who spells "thing" with an i
6. Ian done ran away
7. With his lil brother Sammy
8. Which he adores
9. Running away ain't his best ever idea
10. Read that there book 'n' find out why.

I said there are no stupid questions, but that doesn't mean there can't be stupid answers.


  1. Thanks for answering all my questions about Skate! LOL

  2. I thought LAMB was better than FLUKE, myself - and I also read LAMB first.

  3. Rich, I can't even remember why I liked Fluke better, but I thought they were both amazing in different ways. I loved Fool, too.

    Kathy, well now you know where to go for all your questions, LOL.

  4. Hehe I'll be off to get that dang book right soon.

  5. Lamb, definitely Lamb.

    Most definitely NOT Fool. ;-)

    Lamb is my favorite, followed by Island of the Sequined Love Nun, if for no other reason than it does a better job of explaining cargo cults than any of my anthro professors ever did.