Literary Meme

Monday, October 30, 2006

I was tagged by minijonb with a literary meme. While I don't read a lot of actual "literature," I do read a lot. So forgive me if this isn't quite as intellectual as everyone else's, but that's just how I roll :-)

1) One book that changed your life: Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
2) One book that you'd read more than once: Pride & Predjudice by Jane Austen
3) One book you'd want on a deserted island: War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy ~ I figure that if I can’t read it then I won’t ever be able to read it. Could also be decent for kindling. (I am keeping Rachel's answer on this, since it's exactly what I would have said).
4) One book that made you laugh: Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
5) One book that made you cry: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
6) One book you wish you'd written: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (seriously a great book)
7) One book you wish had never been written: The Rules by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider (I hate games).
8) One book you're currently reading: The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank
9) One book you've been meaning to read: Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll (Circle V recommended it some time ago- it's the continuation of my favorite book, Pride & Predjuduce).

8 comments:

KassyK 10/30/2006 10:55:00 PM  

Must reads:

The Time Traveler's Wife (my favorite novel of ALL time--beautiful, intelligent, amazing)

David Sedaris--Particularly "Me Talk Pretty One Day" & "Naked"

KassyK 10/30/2006 10:56:00 PM  

OH also...

Emma & The History of Love

Brock 10/31/2006 10:56:00 AM  

Kassy - if you like Sedaris, check out Augusten Burroughs, particularly Running With Scissors (don't bother with the movie). If you like memoirs in general, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn was pretty good too.

minijonb 10/31/2006 11:25:00 AM  

i think the words "literary" and "literature" have become a bit absurd in the age of blogs and the Intarweb. great list. and, yeah, kassyk is right: David Sedaris rocks.

David in DC,  10/31/2006 01:20:00 PM  

1) One book that changed your life: Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky

2) One book that you'd read more than once: Podkayne of Mars by Robert Heinlien

3) One book you'd want on a deserted island: 100 New York Times Crossword Puzzles (assuming I also get to bring a writing implement to this deserted island. If not, then The Idiot's Guide to Surviving on a Deserted Island.)

4) One book that made you laugh: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, by Douglas Adams

5) One book that made you cry: Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White

6) One book you wish you'd written: Citizen Cohn, by Nicholas von Hoffman

7) One book you wish had never been written: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion --- a forgery by the Russian intelligence services

8) One book you're currently reading: Heat, by Mike Lupica

9) One book you've been meaning to read: Let Me Tell You a Story, by Red Auerbach with John Feinstein

KassyK 10/31/2006 04:18:00 PM  

Brock--Love him too. Read Running w/Scissors when it came out a few years ago and just finished up Dry. :-)

l.b. 10/31/2006 05:03:00 PM  

I love David Sedaris, too...and The Wonder Spot is great!!! Have you read her other book, The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing?

NotCarrie 10/31/2006 08:29:00 PM  

I like your answers bc they're actually books I've read:)

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