Pushy questions for…

<b>John Updike</b>, author, talks with Bruce Wagner as part of the Writers Bloc series, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Last book I bought:
“What Jesus Meant,” Garry Wills

Book I’m reading:
“The Din in the Head,” Cynthia Ozick

Total number of books I own:
10,000, according to my wife. Too many, she says.

Five books that mean a lot to me:
The Bible
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare”
Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Roget’s Thesaurus

Last film I saw:
“Water,” directed by Deepa Mehta

Last DVD I bought:
What’s a DVD?

Total number of films I own:
About a dozen on tape, mostly for my grandchildren

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“Samson and Delilah,” directed by Cecil B. DeMille
“Young Man with a Horn,” directed by Michael Curtiz
“Fantasia,” produced by Walt Disney
“High Noon,” directed by Fred Zinnemann
“Show Boat,” directed by James Whale

Stereo or iPod:
What’s an iPod?

Last CD or song I bought:
I forget, probably an LP by Doris Day

Song currently playing:

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“Stardust,” Hoagy Carmichael
“Lullaby of Broadway,” Doris Day
“That’s My Desire,” Louis Armstrong
“I’m So Tired,” the Beatles
“Hey Jude,” the Beatles

Favorite wine:
Don’t drink

Favorite charity:
My church

Favorite vacation:
Golf trip to Scotland or Ireland

Favorite vice:
Whole cashews

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Osama bin Laden, Richard Cheney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Manny Ramirez, Paul Bogaards

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