32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
I can read Spanish, though I haven’t tried reading prose fiction in Spanish since I was a teenager; but in an ideal world in which I could automatically read in whatever language I wanted without all the trouble and struggle of learning it, I’d have a hard time deciding between Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi, Russian, and Greek. Roman-alphabet languages at least give me the comforting illusion of being able to pronounce them, even if I don’t understand the vocabulary or syntax; having access to a whole other cultural universe (okay, all other cultural universes) is kind of my main dream.
52. Name a book that made you angry.
I often neglect to consume a nutritionally effective amount of calories before starting work, and I work in libraries, so I have quite frequently lost my temper with books that have done nothing more offensive than, for example, not standing up by themselves when I’m trying to load a cart. I think the last one that made me really mad — for just such an irrational reason — was a thousand-page tome by Brandon Sanderson, because I had to shift four shelves in order to fit it into the overcrowded and underweeded SF/Fantasy section. If you’re asking about the content of a book, I’m really good at avoiding reading books that piss me off. I can’t imagine I’d get anything out of, say, an Ann Coulter book that would be worth the blood pressure, anyway.