Wednesday, August 09, 2006

books - because I was tagged

I did something similar to this several months ago, but that's ok. I'll do it again.

One Book That Changed Your Life:

The Bible. Isn't that cliche? How about this - specifically, The Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-8, I think).


One Book You’ve Read More Than Once:

Bag of Bones, by Stephen King (I love that book). The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver. White Oleander, by Janet Fitch. Those are the first ones that come to mind - I agree with Valerie, in the idea of familiar books bringing comfort.


One Book You’d Want On A Desert Island:

I'd rather be stranded with Brian than with a book. But if you're asking about a book, I'd prefer a Bible. Or Valerie's borrowed copy on Desert Island Survival.

One Book That Made You Laugh:

Traveling Mercies, by Ann Lamott, was hysterical. The part about the cupcakes and her dog made me laugh so hard that I was compelled to read it again, then read it aloud to Brian. Eating the Cheshire Cat is also superfunny.

One Book That Made You Cry:

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, made me cry IN CLASS when I was in high school. It's so good.

One Book You Wish Had Been Written:

I really can't think of a single book I'd like to read that doesn't exist. There are books about EVERY THING.


One Book You Wish Hadn’t Been Written:

I don't know about a book ... One Movie I Wish I Hadn't Seen was Trainspotting. But that wasn't the question. Hmm ... I'm not much of a fan of Christian romance. If we wiped out that genre, my quality of life would not change. So I'll go with that.


One Book That You’re Currently Reading:

On Becoming Babywise (I forget the author). Next in line is Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World. Obviously, my mind is not on fiction right now ...

One Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read:

The Wicked series looks intriguing to me. I don't know why I don't just pick it up and read it, but (at this point) I haven't.


Passing This On to:

Aubrey

Stephanie

Melinda

7 comments:

Heather said...

I wanna read Traveling Mercies. Badly.

I loved Wicked, but it was VERY, um, adult. There are parts of it that just weren't needed to make a good story, but the premise is interesting.

Valerie said...

Heather,

READ IT! You won't regret it...

Stephanie,

I did not realize Wicked was a series? What happens in the other books?

Stephanie said...

I guess I don't know that it's a series - I just know that the same author has published similar books (like Confessions of a Wicked Step-sister - isn't that the same author? Am I just making all of this up?)

Either way, I don't know what happens in any of them. I haven't read them.

Mary said...

Wicked was really good. Yes, the same author has written two or three other books dealing with the "truth" behind different fairytales, but it isn't exactly a series. I really like the two I've read.
I heard the broadway play based on wicked was awesome. It comes to Boston in a year. Woot.

mikkeeliz1 said...

excellent...i was needing some new books to read...i have been needing to reading traveling mercies...so wicked, stephanie, should you read them first and tell me if i would like them or blush furiously?

TulipGirl said...

Have you read "Operating Instructions" by Ann Lamott? If you're in an Ann + baby mood, it's the one.


Btw, take Babywise with a huge grain of salt.

buf said...

see, now, I didn't like Bag Of Bones, but everyone else I know did. maybe I should read it again...hmmm. (janet)