MK Hobson was a recent Off the Shelf guest whom Simeon cornered for an additional 5 Questions. Hobson is up for a Nebula Award for her novel The Native Star, and her second book in the series, The Hidden Goddess, was just released. (I must say, she and I share a similar opinion on Mr Wordsworth.)
What was the last book you read and who was it by?
“Money” by Martin Amis
What is a favorite book from childhood?
The “Little House” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
What book do you absolutely hate but were forced to read?
As an English major in college I had to read the poetry of Wordsworth, which resulted in a loathing I retain to this day.
Are you a book collector, avid library patron, or do you use the revolving door at the used book store?
I collect reference books, especially old books on etiquette and manners. Being that I live in Portland, I am a frequent patron of Powell’s for both new and used books.
What book would you recommend to others?
“Babbitt” by Sinclair Lewis. Or “Main Street”. Or basically just anything by Sinclair Lewis.