I adore how Hugh seems to always be buried in a book - this New York times Q&A was a great piece on his love of books….our adorkable Hugh only likes the paper kind of course - he should play Christopher Marlowe in a movie….;
Q: Paper or electronic? Do you take notes? Do you snack while you read?
H: Paper. I only take notes if I’m researching something and, yes, I snack. It would be more accurate to say that I read while I snack. And travel, and bathe, and most everything else.
Q:If you could meet any writer, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you want to know?
H: That’s a tossup between Christopher Marlowe, D. H. Lawrence, Byron and the young Coleridge. I would be terrified of all of them.
Q: Where do you get your books? Are you a downloader, online shopper, borrower, browser of used-book stores?
H: All the above, downloading excepted.
Q: What’s your favorite literary genre? Any guilty pleasures?
H: I am fairly omnivorous and mainly guilt-free, though when it became clear last year that “Venus in Fur” would stay on Broadway into June, I picked up the first “Game of Thrones” novel thinking I’d have plenty of time in my dressing room. I’m now five in, and eyeing the sixth like a junkie considering the last of his stash, i.e., with very mixed feelings.