Thursday, August 10, 2006

Book Meme

1. One Book That Changed Your Life: Watership Down, because it was the first really big book that I read, and it taught me the joy of entering completely the world of the story.

2. One Book That You've Read More Than Once: The Horse and His Boy. I still read it every time I'm home sick in bed, just like I've done since I was eight years old.

3.One Book You'd Want On a Desert Island: Oh boy, just one? Well, probably a really huge and comprehensive poetry anthology of some kind. On a desert island I figure I'd be too busy knocking coconuts out of trees and catching fish with my bare hands to have time to really delve into an absorbing plot, otherwise I'd probably choose something else. Either that or a guide to dreams. Don't you think that if you were stuck on a desert island, you'd have really crazy dreams? There's a slight possibility that I'm thinking too much about this one. Let's move on to an easy one....

4. One Book That Made You Laugh: Traveling Mercies.

5. One Book That Made You Cry: See above. Also, Housekeeping, which I just finished. Did you still want to talk about that one, Songbird?

6. One Book You Wish Had Been Written. A book that had only these two sentences on every page. "You will not learn anything useful about being a parent from reading about parenting. Put down this book and pick up your child."

7. One Book That You Wish Had Never Been Written: I can't remember why I hated it so much, but I distinctly remember throwing Portrait of a Lady across my college dorm room after I finished it. (And then Julie, the smartest girl I know, blew my mind by saying, "It's JAMES! Nobody reads JAMES! Get the Cliff Notes!")

8. One Book You’re Currently Reading: Dogs - The Ultimate Care Guide. "You will not learn anything about dogs by reading about them. Put down this book and pet the dog." Did I mention the dog? We're bringing him home tomorrow!! I'm waiting to say any more about it until I get to know him a little. More soon, I hope.

9. One Book You’ve Been Meaning To Read (for the last 12 years): Jazz

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