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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A book meme

Name a book that changed your life: This is a hard question. I would say either The Bible or The Book of Mormon for religious reasons. I was also changed by Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. It, along with The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, taught me how to forgive and gave me two amazing people to admire.
Name a book that you have read more than once: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I believe I have read it eight times all the way through, and have read the more interesting parts ten or eleven times. I can also almost recite The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton word for word.
Name a book that you would take on a deserted island: Besides the obvious answer of some sort of survival guide, I think I would take The Complete Works of Shakespeare (with footnotes). When not reading it, I could use it to squash small animals.
Name a book that you wish you had written: Any of the Harry Potter books. They show an amazing imagination and planning, have gotten kids to read more, and have made lots of money.
Name a book that you wish had never been written: Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Enough said.
Name a book you have been meaning to read: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. (Please don't yell at me, I'm afraid if I start reading I will not put it down. I just don't have the time right now. Give me a couple weeks.)
Name a book that you are currently reading: The Watson go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. I am reading it for my book group.


Nana J said...

I like your insight on books. It looks like I need to start reading something other than magazines.

-A said...

So, Shannon and I were debating whether or not you had read Twilight. Turns out she was right, but my real reason for this comment . . . I remember you telling me about some vampire book you were reading (last fall, maybe?) and assumed it was Twilight . . . so what was it, really?