my baby loves a bunch of authors

I’m inspired by the men and women in this article: America’s Biggest Readers (via MeFi).

I don’t read as much as I used to. I would love to read more. No, and blogs don’t count, silly. I mean, really read. Books… the tangible reading material. Paper and ink.

It’s strange how it’s strange that in most homes, the books are non-existent or hidden away where they are inacessible. It’s also odd that the average American buys only a couple of books a year… and hardly any go to their local libraries on a consistent basis.

I read a lot of non fiction books, mostly because I enjoy them best. I guess I could really get back into fiction if I wanted to… I think that my reading NF has a lot to do with lack of time and/or energy to pay attention to a novel. Also consider my short attention span, and tendency to leave a book unfinished for days, even weeks, at a time. It’s simply a lot harder for me to do these days, with home life and school and such.

We were discussing tonight how we have more books than we can fit on our shelves. I mean, a LOT more. I have a plethora of pages here, a plentiful library or all sorts of genres, for me to peruse. I like that almost every time we have friends over, they grab a book off of our shelves to browse. I just don’t peruse our collection as much as I should.

I think I can do it if I put my mind to it. If a full time oncologist like Dr. Ronald Yanagihara (and he’s a local guy, to boot!) can fit in a couple of books a week, I could at least finish one.

What was the last book you read, and how long ago did you finish it?

My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors
by Moxy Früvous
(music video here)

Well you should see my story reading baby, you should hear the things that she says,
She says “Hon, drop dead, I’d rather go to bed with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.”


Cuddle up with William S. Burrows, leave on the light for Bell Hooks,
I’ve been flirtin’ with Pierre Burton ’cause he’s so smart in his books

I like to go out dancing,
My baby loves a bunch of authors
My heart’s so broke and bleedin’
Baby’s just sitting there
doing some reading

So I started watching some TV, played my new cd player too,
She said: “Turn it off or I’ll call the cops and I’ll throw the book at you.”
All this arguing made me get dizzy, called my doctor to come have a look
I said: “Doctor hurry!” He said:
“Don’t worry, I’ll be over when I finish my book”

I like to go out dancing,
My baby loves a bunch of authors
We’ve been livin in hovels
Spendin’ all our money on
brand new novels

So I got myself on a streetcar and it drove right into someone,
You know the driver said:

“I was lookin’ straight ahead!”

But he was reading the Toronto Sun


So my honey and me go to a counsellor to help figure out what we need
She said: “We’ll get your love growing,
but before we get going, here’s some books I’d like you to read.”

I like to go out dancing,
My baby loves a bunch of authors
Lately we’ve had some fricton
‘Cause my baby’s hooked on
short works of fiction

So we split and went to a party, some friends my girl said she knew
But what a sight ’cause it’s authors night and the place looks like a who’s who

Now I’m pounding the ouzo
with Mario Puzo
Who’s a funny fella?
W.P. Kinsella
Who brought the cat?
Would Margeret Atwood?
Who needs a shave?
He’s Robertson Davies!

Ondaatje started a food fight, salmon mousse all over the scene
Spilled some dressing on Doris Lessing, these writer types are a scream!

I like to go out dancing,
My baby loves a bunch of authors
We’ll be together for ages
Eatin’ and Sleepin’ and
Eatin’ and Sleepin’ and
Eating und Sleeping und
Turnin’ pages.


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