It's my 18th anniversary today. This is the kind of thing that's really helped me get the works of Ibsen and Strindberg. With age comes appreciation for Scandinavian playwrights.
15. Do you recommend books to other people? If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?
I recommend books to other people fairly frequently, but I hate the idea of forcing people to read a book. I guess if I had a coterie of book disciples that inherently trusted my taste, I'd have them all read Proust's "In Search of Lost Time" so that I could talk about it with somebody. If I was "forcing" people to read a book, I'd pick something really enjoyable - maybe "Dragonhaven" by Robin McKinley because it's just such a wonderful read.