September 28, 2013
My favorite classic book(hopefully it's old enough to be a "classic") is Island by Aldous Huxley. I love Brave New World by him as well, and read it before I read Island. Something about the beautiful demise of the culture and dystopic elements of the book just seemed to "click". It's not really that disheartening until the last third, maybe quarter of the book and I think thats' why I love it so much. You see the beauty before the change. My "hidden treasure" is only sort of hidden.. It's 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was a book I had to read in high school, but instead of it being "ruined" for me I feel absolutely in love with it. It's absolutely enchanting and engrossing and I recommend it any time I can.
If I could hang out with any author, it would most likely be Christopher Moore. I've met him twice at book signings, and he's just an all-around awesome guy. He's an insanely funny writer, and has a quick wit that never quits. Read his Facebook comments and you'll get a glimpse of his humor. I know it sounds a bit cliche, but I would love to visit the world of Harry Potter. I love somewhat dystopic books, but wouldn't necessarily want to live there, and I feel that the world of HP has a lot of fun elements to counter the not so awesome. Plus, if I visited in a post-(he who shall not be named) HP world I think it would be a smashing good time :)
I gotta say, I'm pretty sweet (and I'm nice too!). I love people, and I love learning about just about anything or anyone.
Hi, I'm Carolyn, and I moved to LA from the Bay area in July. I've always been a bookworm, and I love dancing and meeting all sorts of people.