You just can’t win, Tama. You just can’t win.
Thanks to everyone that answered the LeyLian survey!! I thought I’d share some of the results from what turned out to be my favorite question: What’s your favorite books, TV shows, and films?
Whovians! My goodness there are a lot of us! (I’m a recent convert to Doctor Who. Tennant hooked me, but Matt Smith finally won my heart. Definitely my favorite Doctor!) Star Trek, Firefly, and Castle were also popular. (Methinks I detect some fellow Fillion fans, no? He’s one of the few celebrities I’d like to one day meet in person. Also, I once had a dream where I tried to get him to back my Kickstarter, but then he was kidnapped by muppets. Or rescued. It’s hard to say…)
Animation, in general, was also popular. Both for TV and film. Anime, Avatar the Last Airbender, and My Little Pony were popular, as were Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, and Studio Ghibli for film. Which is exciting for me, as I’m still very much addicted to animation and I’d always viewed it as a “guilty pleasure” that I had to keep mostly secret, since I’m supposed to be a “grown up” now. (Pff, growing up, what’s that??)
However, above allll else, reading was the most popular activity! WHICH IS AWESOME, BECAUSE I WAS OUT OF BOOKS AND NOW I KNOW SOME NEW AUTHORS! Some of the most popular authors were: Terry Pratchett, Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Jim Butcher, Mercedes Lackey, Garth Nix, Charles Dickens, and Ursula K. ke Guin. Half of which I’m already a huge fan of…and the other half which I’ve never heard of. YAY NEW AUTHORS!
This is both fantastic and dangerous, because I’m a binge reader. I always tell myself, “I’m going to savor this book. I’ll read it over a period of weeks, over soothing cups of tea, sitting in patches of sunshine. I’m going to nurture and OH WHO AM I KIDDING GIVE ME ALL THE WORDS ALL THE WORDS NAOW!!” And before I know it I’ve done nothing but sit in one place for 10 hours, both legs are asleep, and I’ve finished the novel in a day. Gets me every time. Especially with Dresden novels, which get me every dang time!
What’s your favorite way to read?