This week’s Book Blogger Hop question:
What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011? Why are you anticipating that book?
I think I’m going to have to pull from a previous Waiting-on-Wednesday meme post about Anne Patchett’s State of Wonder, being published in June 2011. Having been given Bel Canto by a best friend, the publication of State of Wonder not only provides me with a (hopefully) enraptured new reading experience, but will give the added pleasure of sharing yet another wonderful book with my best friend(s).
This week’s Follow Friday question:
What is/was your favorite subject in school?
This was and still is a tie between English and that category known as “Social Studies”. In terms of Social Studies, I don’t just mean history, because dates are the bane of my existence, and I don’t just mean sociology, because I’m interested in more than social systems; I mean the two of them put together. When I was in 8th grade, my classmates both hated and loved me for my ability to ask a seemingly innocuous question that the teacher would then spend 25 minutes answering; loved it if they wanted to goof off in class, hated it if they just wanted to move on to the next topic. I remember in my yearbook for that year, my Social Studies teacher wrote something about me doing well with a career in English and being so insulted because I wanted to be an Anthropologist and teach cultural studies. I can’t say he was wrong, though, as I currently work in publishing. In terms of English, well, when you read as much as I do, it’s sort of a natural fit. I double-majored in college, English with a focus in children’s literature, Anthropology with a focus in Native American studies, wrote two theses, and though I now have an MFA in Writing Literature for Children, still dream of getting my dual JD/PhD in Legal Anthropology. I’m young, there’s still plenty of time for many new careers.