On World Book Day

Today, apparently, is World Book Day, and in commemoration of that, there’s a meme that’s making its way ’round the blogosphere.

The book I am reading: Currently in the bag I carry to and from work, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This was recommended to me by a friend at Farpoint.

The book I am writing: It’s about some high schoolers and their adventures. I’m not working on it very quickly, but someday I’ll be done with it.

The book I love most: The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The last book I received as a gift: I don’t usually get books as gifts, because I usually buy for myself what I want to read. The last book I can remember receiving as a gift is LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, given to me Christmas 2009 by my sister and brother-in-law.

The last book I gave as a gift: I know who it went to, but I don’t remember what it was. What was in that package I sent out for Christmas? Oh! Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner.

The nearest book on my desk: On the desk, Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Write. (I keep several writing stylebooks at the office, including the AP Stylebook and Fowler’s. Bierce, actually, happens to be sitting on top of the “style pile.) Above the desk (in other words, on top of my cubicle), the aforementioned LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary. Below the desk (in other words, atop my computer tower), The I Ching: Plain and Simple by Stephen Karcher. (This is actually the book closest at hand, much closer than the Bierce.)

Thus endeth the meme-age!

Spend World Book Day today with a book. Hug a book!

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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