What Do You Mean 'Choose One?'
2006-09-07 - 12:29 p.m.

OK, I was tagged a little while ago for this but I have been caught up in the Fringe Festival so Iím just now getting to it (Please note how so many of them say ONE book and I found that to be completely impossible.):

1.One book that changed your life?
Iím never good at these things. I donít have one book that stands out like that. I know Damien by Hesse really made me stop and think about things in a different light. The Ghost in the Atom by P. C. W. Davies and Julian R. Brown also flipped my world over in a science way, but not a philosophical one. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is also one that really made me stop. I really wish I could learn to live like the protagonist in that one. That is a powerful book.

2. One book you have read more than once?
I read a lot of books more than once. I think Iíve read The Hobbit by Tolkin six or seven times. Itís sort of my go-to ďitís gonna be a long day with lots of random waitingĒ book. Plus my paperback copy fits in my purse. Iíve also read Alice in Wonderland by Carol and Lilith by George MacDonald more times than I can count.

3. One book you would want on a desert island?
How to Survive on a Desert Island Heh, I know thatís not the point. Again, I suck at picking my ďfavoriteĒ anything. I know, my complete collection of Grimmís Fairytales. Thatís what I would want.

4. One book that made you laugh?
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs itís sort of a ďyou gotta laugh or youíre gonna cryĒ sort of laughter, but you get the feeling thatís how Burroughs made it through that part of his life anyway, so it fits. Also Everybody into the Pool by Beth Lisick

5. One book that made you cry?
As we all know I cry at the drop of a hat, so there are too many to count. Watership Down by Richard Adams managed to hit me pretty hard, though. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston also left me in a big gooey puddle on the floor, though if you read that and didnít cry? You must be a robot or something because you are not human.

6. One book you wish had been written?
The Secrets of the Universe and How You Fit in It. That really isnít too much to ask for, now is it?

7. One book you wish had never had been written?
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Yes, I know it is very ďimportantĒ but it is also boring as hell; and yet Iíve had to read it three times so far in the course of my education.

8. One book you are currently reading?
Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. So far, amazing book. I recently read Memories of my Melancholy Whores and I fell in love with his writing style.

9. One book you have been meaning to read?
I canít really think of one right now. There are a few I think I ďshouldĒ read, but donít really want to, so those donít count. I keep meaning to read Nabakov in general, but always forget when Iím actually in one of the places I procure books. Iím really so bad at this, Iím the same way about music. Iíll hear about a book or an album that sounds really good, and I want to buy it, but then when the time comes and Iím in the shop and I need to find what I want I completely forget all the things Iíve been thinking sound interesting.

10. Tag 5 people
Hmm, well lets have English Teacher Jen try this one out, NikkiD, Sarita (if Daisy gives her a long enough break), Arweena, and Deb. (You all donít really have to if you donít want to, of course.)

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