The Friday Fives

1. What is the best book you have received as a gift?

As a boy, my parents bought a couple of sets of encyclopedias and I cherished those. I would sit and read those for hours.

2. What books are on your nightstand?

Not a lie. I have a book on ridding myself of clutter and a book about overcoming procrastination that I haven’t gotten around to reading.


3. What is the last great book you read?

I am currently reading a Russian satire classic – Moscow, 2042 that is pretty insightful on the world today but was written in the 1980s during the downfall of the Soviet system. It is hilarious.

4. Describe your best ideal reading experience.

Curled up in the corner of the couch with a cup of hot tea, rainy weather, and wrapped in a blanket and a good book on my Kindle.

5. What kind of reader were you as a child?

Voracious. I would read anything put in front of me. Cereal boxes, magazine ads, dictionaries, encyclopedias. I went to the library every week as a kid to get new books.

3 Replies to “The Friday Fives”

  1. 1) The Stand.

    2) Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King

    3) Great book? That is hard. I often promote World War Z by Max Brooks as an innovative and well written zombie tale.

    4) Cold outside, maybe snow, mountains, warm and reading.

    5) I would say I read more than some, but not voracious.

  2. 1) It’s not a single book but the gift of all the books my parents read to me as a child. This is what instilled in me the reading desire.

    2) None. My bedroom is a clutter free zone and for sleeping. My Kindle sits on the end table beside my favorite chair.

    3) I loved Hunting Eichman.

    4) Anywhere I’m comfortable. I. An do either beach under an umbrella or awning if there’s a gentle breeze. Or I also enjoy a good rainy/ snowy day with a hot beverage and a fire.

    5) I was a big fan of the Pizza Hut reading scam but was not that big a reader until college. Then I dove in head first reading often and loving it.

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