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Friday, March 2

Friday Fives

1. What is your favorite novel?

Novel? I don't care for that word at all. Can we call it a book? I have a lit degree, and all we ever called them was books. My favorite book without question is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Also, anything and everything by Hunter S Thompson and Herman Hesse.

2. Do you have a favorite poem? (Share it!)

It used to be a Shakespearan sonnet that I had memorized... honest. I have totally forgotten it, though. Barring that, I would have to go with Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought-- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe

3. Would you rather read only one book, whose knowledge encapsulates the absolute secret to life but takes 30 years to finish, or a quick read that gives you one limited super power that last for 1 year.

The first one. Apparently, that book for me is the Great Gatsby. I have been trying to read it for about 15 years, and keep never finding enough time to get to it... which is dumb if you consider I read Satanic Verses... which is like 900 pages.

4. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to read, or wish you had more time to read?

see above, Gatsby. Also, I want to reread Midnight's Children. Rushdie's stuff is super thick though, and you can't read his stuff on the shitter. You need isolated hours on a beach, for days and days. That is how I cranked out 'Satanic Verses'.

5. What are you currently reading?

two books. John Hodgeman's book on everything, and Ralph Steadman's book on Hunter.


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