Sunday Thoughts: Three Questions

What do cats think about when they wake up in the morning? More importantly, what do they think we think about? I have a story coming out in a few days that will offer my answer, but I really want to know what the rest of you think.

What’s the best long book you’ve read? What’s your favourite? Remembrance of Things Past is always toward the top of any list I make, though The Lord of the Rings and Ulysses are up there as well.

What’s the best short book you’ve read? Something that is too long to be a story, but short enough to be read in a day or two? I’m a fan of Passing by Nella Larsen, Call Me Joe (most likely the uncredited inspiration for Avatar) by Poul Anderson, and The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet by Stephen King. Oh, and The Willows, by Algernon Blackwood. It’s a damn creepy story in its own right, but if you’re a long distance hiker like I am, it has a few special bad places set aside just for you.

Have an awesome weekend, everyone. If you’ve done anything bookish this weekend, from reading something amazing to talking to other writers to just getting purposely lost in a library, leave a comment. I would love to hear it.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts: Three Questions”

  1. I know my cats think ‘what time are they getting up, I’m hungry’. I’m fairly convinced that they don’t otherwise care what I think, lol.

    Short book? Probably The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I need to make an effort to read some more shorter works–lately I’ve been reading a lot of long things.

    You know the bookish thing I did this weekend. I may actually break down and write a post about it this week.

    1. Definitely hope to see a piece. And yes, I should write something about The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I still think I like Coraline better but only just… and that’s like saying I prefer The Last Judgement to The Creation of Man. They’re both amazing.

  2. Calligraphy practice at ren faire. Lent World War Z to my bud that needs to read more. Read some Bonehunters. Your review of it as well. Thanks for no real spoilers. Savoring certain characters so reading it slowly. Today, I am recovering from ren faire awesomeness and cleaning my desk/room. Beta read an awesome sorry of my friend’s last week, that was fun.

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