- One book that changed your life.
- One book you have read more than once.
- One book you would want on a desert island.
- One book that made you laugh.
- One book that made you cry.
- One book you wish had been written.
- One book you wish had never been written.
- One book you are currently reading.
- One book you have been meaning to read.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Welcoming 2010 with a Book Meme
On our way out of Boston I was pleased to note that The Help by Kathryn Stockett, my favorite book after To Kill a Mockingbird (which is in a class by itself), was being prominently displayed at the book shop at Logan Airport's international terminal.
I'm in the middle of another really good book during this winter vacation, so I thought I'd start off the year with a post about books. I got this from Señor Enrique who writes the blog Wish You Were Here:
I'm not tagging anyone - I just feel like doing this, and anyone who feels like it too can join me. Or not.
Here are my answers:
One book that changed your life. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.
One book you have read more than once. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
One book you would want on a desert island. I'm with Señor Enrique on this. Some kind of survival manual. Besides that, the complete works of Charles M. Schulz.
One book that made you laugh. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz.
One book that made you cry. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory. Don't ask me why. It's not a sad book.
One book you wish had been written. The Autobiography of Jesus Christ.
One book you wish had never been written. Anything that has bolstered racism, the oppression of women, the abuse of children, or totalitarianism.
One book you are currently reading. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Really absorbing, and I'm sad that I'll be finishing it here because it means I won't have it to read on the plane on the way back to the U.S.
One book you have been meaning to read. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe.