Tuesday, August 08, 2006


I have been tagged for a Book Meme by Archshrk. This I can handle, it being about books and all. (And, yeah, I'm lame and didn't go back to that Thursday Thirteen to put in all those other links.)(Totally unnecessary aside: I was going to just post pictures of the book covers, but apparently Blogger ::coughFREEcough:: has limits. So, links it is! Links that will, btw, open a new window, thus allowing you to peruse whilst still reading.)I would like to preface this by saying that it pains me physically to have to choose one for most of the categories. Hello, bookfreak!

1. One book that changed your life:
A Toad for Tuesday by Russell E. Erickson
I know, yer all "Wha?" Explanation: The year, 1977. The book, the first I ever owned. It. was. MINE. My memory is of getting to read one chapter a day. Oh the delicious anticipation. Plus, it is a story about anticipation, of a scary sort. This book was the start of my addiction. Sure I have a library card. But it's not quite the same.

2. One book you've read more than once:
Ok, I'm copping out a little on this one - every book on this list, with the exception of #7.

3. One book you'd want on a deserted island:
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Yeah, yeah, it's several books. It's my meme and I'll cheat if I want to. (Everybody, sing it with me!) I just have to say, I can't wait to meet this man.

4. One book that made you laugh:
The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett.
What? You made me pick one.

5. One book that made you cry:
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Neffenegger
I'm pretty sure I cried harder the second time I read this, because I knew what was coming.

6. One book that you wish had been written:
A book with specifically detailed instructions on how to perfectly parent a tween/teen. With a guarantee to pay for therapy for the parents and child involved if it doesn't work.

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
List this under "books you wish you'd never bought". I like to read classics. Henry Miller - he's supposed to be some Iconic American Writer, right? I could not finish it. What a complete load of...er...codswallop. Synonyms of the word "loathe" would describe my feelings in regard to this book. (I'm not a big fan of Ernest Hemingway, either. Surprise, surprise.)

8. One book you're currently reading:
Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
Doing my Thursday Thirteen the other day brought this series to mind, so I decided to revisit. A little sci-fi/fantasy reading to help with the ignoring of real life. I wanna dragon I can mindspeak. A tiny one will do. ::pout::

9. One book you've been meaning to read:
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
No, really. I even bought it. Does this make up for my bourgeois dislike of Henry Miller?

I'm supposed to tag five people, but I only know of one who probably won't want to brain me with her keyboard, so get to it Bobealia. And if any of you want to do it, please let me know and I'll add a link to your post on this post!


Jess Riley said...

That's it, I'm breaking down and buying The Time Traveler's Wife.

Say, have you read The Kite Runner? Just finished the book on CD tonight...LOVED it.

Teri M. said...

Its premise requires a healthy dose of suspension of disbelief. But since I have more than my share, I really loved this book. The all out of proportion kind of love.

I haven't, but I read a synopsis and that made me sad.

Katherine said...

I am shocked I haven't read A Toad for Tuesday in my youth. I was such a bookworm, still am. I'm going to check it out next time I go to the library - they don't know I don't have kids! Of course, this stupid library near my house is so small and inadequate I'll probably have to put my name on a waiting list for a year before I get to read it...Oh, was I ranting there? sorry

Teri M. said...

Katherine: I love this book - it's so cool. I hear ya about the library problem. Our local is really bitty, as well. And it's a pain going downtown to the big ol' honkin' main one. Rant away!