It’s TylerDFC‘s turn under the Cannon Fodder microscope. I hope you’re feeling loquacious, Rob! (Did you guys know his name’s not even Tyler?? The things you learn at this gig!)
How many times have you participated in CBR?
I have been in CBR from the start. I’ve been a Pajiban from way back and was friends with Amanda (AlabamaPink) Amos and Brian Prisco. After Amanda passed it was a way to honor her that I fully support and I have since done it every year. Last year was the first time I completed the full 52.
Has being a participant changed the way you read? If so, how?
It has. I have stretched out quite a bit and mix and match genres. I use to read mostly beach read thrillers but now spread out quite a bit and read some classics, some science fiction, fantasy, “literature”, etc. I enjoy changing up genres and challenging myself going outside my wheelhouse. I’ve discovered a lot of new authors this way so I’m never hurting for something to read. I also find myself thinking more critically while reading toward writing the eventual review. I think it has helped my writing skills quite a bit.
What’s the first book you recommend to new friends?
Furiously Happy. If you like Jenny Lawson that’s an acid test we can be friends.
What’s your favorite book-based movie?
Jaws. One of the few movies that is better than the book. Fight Club is a close second.
Chipotle or Moe’s?
I love the sofrita at Chipotle but overall I have to say Moe’s.