Saturday, August 12, 2006

The book meme that's going around

Thanks Joel! (and many others who have already done this one)

1. One book you have read more than once:
It's rare that I read a book more than once. One that I've read several times though is Going Native It chronicles my uncle's life living with a tribe in Washington state. There is knowledge there that we aren't normally privy to.

2. One book you would want on a desert island:
A really really big book. Maybe 100 years of Solitude. Or better yet, ESO

3. One book that made you laugh:
David Sedaris always makes me laugh. Choose any of his books.

4. One book that made you cry:
White Oleander by Janet Fitch. (Also, one of the best books I've ever read, and it was a twenty something girl's first attempt at a novel. Bitch.)

5. One book you wish you had written:
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

6. One book you wish had never been written:
The enduring and most important religious text. (this will depend on the reader to decide which one)

7. One book you are currently reading:
Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter

8. One book you have been meaning to read:

9. One Book That Changed Your Life:
Fit for Life After that, I changed my diet forever.

10. Now tag five people:
No. And you can't make me.


Anonymous said...

i love that u tagged zilch! fit for life, i'm reading that!!! better late than never right?

CoffeeDog said...

Cool choices. The Fit for Life book...I try very hard to always consume non-processed foods, sometimes I slip but for the most part I'm pretty good. Breakfast for me includes a smoothie with : Flax seeds, oatmeal, soy powder, honey, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries (all fresh). It's amazing how long that smoothie ties me over!

Oh yeah, books not written, why didn't I think of that one!

Jack said...

I knew you were a harlot!?

Sorry about the tag, but I like this one and it's interesting what people read.

I'll check out your list.

Seems interesting!?


Chunks said...

I'm totally going to do this one, since I am such a book hag!

savante said...

Yarn Harlot? Sounds amusing as hell! Gotta check it out.


Jane said...

I'm adding many of these to my to-read list.

Going Native reminds me of my favourite movie (Dances with Wolves). It also appeals to me that it's by your uncle.

Thanks for this!

Snooze said...

Definitely read l'Etranger. It's so beautiful.

RIC said...

«L'Étranger» is a wonderful idea.
For the desert island there are bigger, beginning with «À la Recherche du Temps Perdu». I believe I could be reading it years in a row.
Thank you for the good reading you provide! :-)

teh l4m3 said...

1. Charlotte Brontë's Villette.
2. A ginormous Webster's unabridged.
3. Same as yours.
4. Sadako And The 1000 Paper Cranes (when I was 9.)
5. Smilla's Sense of Snow.
6. (Ha ha I know you stole that one from me. I hate tagging other people, so much so that no one takes me seriously any more. I aM teh MeM3 killa!!!1!

Enemy of the Republic said...

I think this one will soon reach me too. Ah, I read too much to care, but I agree with you on 4--what a novel! And they had to ruin it with a movie.

I actually enjoy all religious texts, even when I don't agree with them. There isn't one single truth in my opinion, but the texts try to approach it and I respect that. But the followers are a different issue altogether.

S said...

Here's a shorter version that I did on another site.

2. A Jackie Collins collection (seriously, they keep you entertained).

9. The dictionary as the book that changed my life.

Sad, or pathetic?

teh l4m3 said...

Oops, I skipped about four, didn't I? Thank god you didn't actually tag me, and that I care fuck-all for "Online Integrity."

Kalv1n said...

I've been meaing to read White Oleander for some time now. And Camus will not disappoint.

Jason said...

I'm going to pick up Fit for Life, I want to know what they recommend.

Tallguy said...

Some good books! And I love the Harlot -- she's a cool lady. Waiting to meet her again when she comes thru town later this fall. You probably see her at your LYS.