Friday, August 11, 2006

Weekend Reading

1. One book that changed your life: Books don't change people. People change people.

2. One book that you've read more than once: Beach Music by Pat Conroy

3. One book you would want on a desert island: The Collected Works of Shakespeare. It would have to be a very barren island.

4. One book that made you laugh: This "one book" thing is limiting. I choose for this category the entire Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. If you are easily embarrassed, don't read these books in public. They force you to laugh like nobody's listening.

5. One book that made you cry: One?!?! Fine. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I was an eighth grader with a burdgeoning penchant for bad boys when I first read it. Oh, how I cried.

6. One book that you wish had been written: I don't know. I've been staring at this question for 25 minutes, trying to dredge up something witty and insightful. I got nothin'. Moving on...

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Wishing something un-written is a lazy form of book burning. When it comes to freedom, you have to take the good with the bad.

8. The book that you are currently reading: Capote by Gerald Clarke. I've been reading it forever. Even though it's good, I never feel the same urgency with non-fiction books that I do with the made up variety.

9. One book that you have been meaning to read: Anything famously literary. A book that inspires conversations on blogs and at cocktail parties. But it's that whole urgency thing again. I don't feel any.



Meme courtesy of Toddled Dredge.

1 comment:

TrixieGirl said...

1. One book that changed your life:
Designing Your Face by Way Bandy. Changed the way I do my work and subsequently changed my rates which in turn allows me to stay at home with my son.

2. One book that you've read more than once: The Sun Also Rises.

3. One book you would want on a desert island: I can't stand desert island scenario questions and refuse to answer. lol
Maybe the collected works of Ayn Rand. I could read The Fountainhead a couple more times.

4. One book that made you laugh:
Naked-David Sedaris

5. One book that made you cry:
The Red Tent

6. One book that you wish had been written: John Lennon's Thoughts on Peace 2006, including a bonus cd of his poetry read by Maya Angelou

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

8. The book that you are currently reading: Orwell's 1984

9. One book that you have been meaning to read: Been meaning to finish Anna Karenena. That sh*t is long.