Melissa McCarthy

Stars in John August’s thriller 'The Nines' opening Friday.

Melissa McCarthy, who stars in John August’s thriller “The Nines” opening Friday.

Last book I bought:
“Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

Book I’m reading:
“The Areas of My Expertise” by John Hodgman and “Goodnight Moon” over and over again

Total number of books I own:
300ish

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“The Memory of Running” by Ron McLarty
“Joy of Cooking” by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker
Anything by David Sedaris

Last film I saw:
“Children of Men,” directed by Alfonso Cuaron

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Rear Window,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock
“Terms of Endearment,” directed by James L. Brooks
“Auntie Mame,” directed by Morton DaCosta

Last CD I bought:
“Dreamland,” Madeleine Peyroux

Song currently playing:
“Deep Red Bells,” Neko Case

Songs that mean a lot to me:
Anything by Willie Nelson
“At Last,” Etta James
“Cherry Bomb,” the Runaways

Favorite Drink:
Herradura Tequila Anejo with ginger ale and fresh lime

Favorite Charity:
Alzheimer’s Foundation

Favorite Vacation:
Paris

Favorite Vice:
Home improvement shows

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Jack White, Ricky Gervais, anyone who rocks a mullet

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