Taken from The Valve
1. Do you compose on the computer? Why or why not?
I do most of the time, mostly because it's faster and that way I don't have to see my mistakes.
2. Does carbon paper make you nostalgic?
Did paper go away or something?
3. Do you have a stationary and/or a pen fetish?
Dude...it's "stationery" and I can't believe I just had to correct a so-called "literary organ"! Anyway, to answer the question, yes I have a stationery fetish, mostly for all those cute ones in Kinokuniya. It started young, with all the Sanrio notebooks, and blossomed into an obsession with the emergence of more Japanese characters. The Americans have been trying to catch up, but I don't think their things are as cool or cute.
4. Do you remember the first “grown-up” book that you ever read?
I think it was Charlotte's Web, because I remember having to read it for 2nd grade. I remember liking it a lot.
5. What embarrassing book from the distant past brings back a flood of recognition?
Um, any Babysitters Club book? Or Sweet Valley High? I'm not particularly embarrassed by them, though.
6. Are you a scholar, or a critic? Or neither?
I am very critical. :P
7. When did you decide to become a scholar/critic/neither? Did you decide?
I like venting.
8. Has blog writing affected the way you write in other venues? The way you read?
I skim a lot more now, and I have a shorter attention span. I'm finding it hard to concentrate on real books, which I find a bit sad.
9. Do you still read blogs or other webpages even if the design/print is unappealing or difficult to read?
10. Have you ever bought a book because of the cover/design? Which book(s)?
Not books, but magazines. I love good design, especially in magazines like Readymade and Dwell. *surface was a revelation in the beginning - there's such a thing as the American avant-garde? Of course they moved to New York and then I hated them.
11. Do you think these questions are irrelevant?