Friday, August 04, 2006

book meme

book meme

Science Woman tagged me for this one.

1. One book that changed your life?

Well, the Holy Bible most directly affected my life for the first 25 years. Reading Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code is what I attribute to jolting me out of that way of thinking, although it was really a combination of just being the right time for it to happen.

2. One book that you have read more than once?

Night by Elie Wiesel. His soul searching and doubt make the Holocaust story that much more gripping & I'm amazed that he finally returned to some sort of faith.

3. One book you would want on a desert island?

Webster's Dictionary or a good encyclopedia. It would take a long time to digest all of that.

4. One book that made you laugh?

Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford and subsequent books in the series make me laugh out loud.

5. One book that made you cry?

David Guterson Snow Falling on Cedars made me cry for many reasons. The injustice and discrimination depicted alone is enough to bring tears, but combine that with a sad love story and you have a tear jerker. When I was in high school, the Stonewycke trilogy by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella made me weep buckets.

6. One book you wish had been written?

How to Be Truthful without Being Hurtful would be useful in a variety of situations.

7. One book you wish had never been written?

The Holy Bible and the Koran together seem to have caused quite a lot of damage.

8. One book you are currently reading?

The Known World by Edward P. Jones. I'm a bit bogged down, but I think I like the book.

9. One book you have been meaning to read?

The course primer to the nursing class I went to in May.

10. Tag 5 people to do the meme!

Robin, Mtanga, C-A, Nuthatch, and Phil, whose URL I don't know. Assuming any of these people actually read my blog. Anybody else that does the meme, comment so I can read it.


1 comment:

ScienceWoman said...

Thanks for joining the meme! You'll have to write a review when you finish the known world. I've heard of it before, but I don't know anything about it.