"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
beetsbearsbattlestargalactica asked: 1, 5, 15, 18, 22 & 25!!
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1. Favorite childhood book?
Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards, all of the Nancy Drew series, The Little Princess, Black Beauty, The Little White Horse, A Series of Unfortunate Events
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Atonement (I’m about halfway through this atm), Portuguese Irregular Verbs, an Arcade Fire CD, and it’s not checked out officially, but I took The Republic from our school library.
15. What is your policy on book lending?
I’ve never thought about this before, but when I lend people books, I always tell them not to dog-ear the pages or mark their spot by putting it flat down on the table. Freshman year I lent the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to someone and she lost it over summer break. Maybe I need to make my book lending policy stricter.
18. [Do I write in the margins of my] text books?
If it’s a piece of literature I’m studying for school, yeah, but not in my textbook-textbooks.
22. Favorite genre?
If “multigenerational books about immigrant families” is a genre, that would be it. Ditto for “books about preppies”.
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
I mean, all books should be considered self-help books. Especially ones with smoothie recipes. But ew @ what’s shelved as a self-help book. No. The answer is no.