In this second installment of The Reading Lamp, Terry from Cyberspace gives us the lowdown on strange marginalia, goblins, and where to find his next good read.
Your name: Terry
What are you reading now?
Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines.
Where are you reading it? Well the stairs made a better backdrop, but I'm more likely to read on the couch or in bed.
What do you think of it so far? I like it, especially since it upends my low/high fantasy expectations. Jig the goblin is captured by a group of adventurers who are on a quest to find a magic rod. Since Jig knows the sub-terrain, they keep him alive and use him as a guide. He's a lovable goblin and you don't often find those in books.
What would your ideal desert island book be? One of those over-sized atlases would provide decent shade, but I've wanted to reread Eiji Yoshikawa's Musashi so I'll pick that.
What about a dessert book, a book you could read and then eat? I'm reminded of a Tom Petty video so I'll pick
The most nightmarish and/or hilarious literary collaboration you can imagine? I'd love to bend space and time to pair up William S. Burroughs and H.P. Lovecraft.
Weirdest/creepiest/most awesome thing you've ever found inside a used book? I read a copy of W. B. Seabrook's
How do you decide what to read next? Lately I've been trying to work through my Horror Book Club backlog. I also try to read stuff I can talk about on my gaming site, GameCouch.com.
Who do you talk to about books? My wife, first and foremost. I'm also lucky to have amazingly literate friends.*Email the Dreamqueen at colleen at bookphilia dot com if you'd like to be featured on The Reading Lamp!*