I've been tagged for a meme by Tuli of Defective Typewriter. It has to do with reading - something we all love to do, right? Reading, that is - not necessarily memes.
1.Most memorable place/experience reading a book?
I remember, when I was a boy of, perhaps, 6 or 7, I was given a large book called "Animals of the World". The animals depicted in the book were drawn, similar to the way Audubon drew his birds, and each drawing was accompanied by a page and a half or more of information about that animal.
It was not a 'sit down and read cover to cover' type of book. It was a 'pull it down from the shelf and discover an animal or two' kind of book. To this day I remember the feel and smell of that book.
2. Most unusual place/experience reading a book?
I was up in the attic reading a 1952 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica while we were at a friend's house helping to clean it out. Our friend had died. I was slacking in the attic and I got caught. This happened a year ago.
3. Most dangerous place/experience reading a book?
That would be reading "Catcher in the Rye" during a mortar attack while serving in Viet Nam.
4. Most luxurious place/experience reading a book?
On the deck of the Big Red Boat while cruising in the Bahamas - with pina colada in hand.
5. Funniest place/experience reading a book? Or, add a reading-place/experience description of your own...
I don't remember the last time a book made me laugh out loud - except that I recently read "The Big Over Easy" by Jasper Fforde. It made me laugh and laugh again. And everything I've read by him, since, has made me laugh. I LOVE Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and Detective Sergeant Mary Mary, his assistant. And in his other series of books, Thursday Next is a heroine par excellence.
I'm tagging anyone who wants to play along. Just copy and paste folks!
Bean Photo is collecting these reading experiences. If you decide to do this meme, please email him when you have published: email@example.com.