I first saw this germ in Giddy Tigress‘s blog, and I was so excited to do it even though she didn’t tag me. Audrey was so kind to pass me this germ, so ladies and gentlemen, babies and puppies, I present to you my Book Worm Germ.
Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
My mom’s cousin passed me a big box of books, and inside were many many volumes of Enid Blyton books. I remember the pages of the books were all brown, but they were lovingly wrapped in plastic covers so the cover looked like new.
What are some books you read as a child?
1) A lot of Enid Blyton books. I started with those compilation story books that talked about golliwogs, bunnies, fairies, cats and naughty children. I moved on to read books for older kids, such as the Adventure series, the Famous Five, the Five Find Outers and the Secret Seven.
2) Children’s encyclopedias like Tell Me More? Tell Me Why? Tell Me When? I wish I had the Internet back then.
3) Detective books such as the Three Investigators, the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew.
4) The adventures of Tin Tin
What is your favourite genre?
Science fiction and fantasy. This probably has to do with my love for Star Wars and secret desires to deal out death to enemies.
Do you have a favourite novel?
Where do you usually read?
Either in bed, or in the toilet.
When do you usually read?
At night or early in the morning.
Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
No, I usually like to finish off one book before I start on the next.
Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?
I buy most of my books. I can’t even name a library here in Malaysia.
Nowadays I’m reading more e-books that I find on the Internet.
Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?
Yes, I keep most of them at my parent’s house.
If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them?
I plan to indulge my children in Enid Blyton books, since that’s where I started.
Were they some of the same ones you read as a child?
I will have to buy the books again, since I’ve given away my old books to my cousin.
What are you reading now?
The Jedi Apprentice series.
The Jedi Apprentice series talks about Anakin Skywalker’s formative years as a padawan. All throughout the series, there are cracks in his relationship with Obi-Wan and dark glimpses of what will lead to his fall to the dark side.
Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?
No, I just read whatever is available.
The Jedi Prince series, then moving on to the Young Jedi Knights series.
I am waiting for Terry Goodkind’s Confessor to come out in paperback (although I have to confess that I’ve got an e-book copy already)
Who are your favourite authors?
Bill Bryson, who is a big influence for my writing style.
Kevin J Anderson, who brings the Star Wars universe to life. His Saga of the Seven Suns series is amazing.
Arthur C Clarke. If you read his stories today, you will take many of the technologies for granted, but then you have to remember that he wrote them forty years ago.
Isaac Asimov, whose work influences artificial intelligence and robotics in science fiction even today.
There are so many others to mention. I would buy any book authored by Michael Crichton, Dale Brown, Tom Clancy, Stephen Baxter, Terry Goodkind, and Anthony Bourdain.
P/S: This blog has quietly passed its 400th post!
Photo: Peter Hellebrand