Tuesday, September 19, 2006

book meme

thank you, lotus, for the tag! here goes:

1. One book that changed your life?
"the grapes of wrath" by john steinbeck, in that it raised the bar for any book i will ever read for the rest of my life.
2. One book you have read more than once?
the whole "harry potter" series, but "the goblet of fire" is by far my favorite.
3. One book you would want on a desert island?
"where the sidewalk ends" by shel silverstein. i pored over it as a child, and i pore over it still. magic!
4. One book that made you cry?
"the red tent" by anita diamant.
5. One book that made you laugh?
i laughed at those yaya books by rebecca wells like crazy.
6. One book you wish had been written?
two, actually-- owner manuals for my specific children.
7. One book you wish had never been written?
"mein kampf" by adolf hitler
8. One book you are currently reading?
"sixpence house: lost in a town of books" by paul collins, aptly a book about bibliophiles in a town filled with bookstores.
9. One book you have been meaning to read?
anything by toni morrison

anyone who wants to be tagged... YOU'RE IT!


Lotus Reads said...

Wow, Melissa, that was quick, merci beaucoup mon ami! :)

Love your list. I haven't read "Grapes of Wrath" yet, but I get the feeling I might have to update my meme once I read it. Consider your wish to read a Toni Morrison book granted - I'll send you my copy of "The Bluest Eye". It's well worth a read.

"Sixpence House" sounds wonderful - a town filled with bookstores sounds like heaven to me. Is it turning out to be a good read?

Will return to your blog later.

Jay said...

Ah books, the very things that threaten to implode my head from the inside at anymoment...I need a break.

hellomelissa said...

lotus, thank you for offering 'bluest eye'! i'd love it. and sixpence house is good so far (you'd like it, it's SHORT!) and if i like it i'll send it along to you.

jay, i know that you got a BIG break today! congratulations!

J said...

Hey Melissa, I did this meme today, too. :)

I also LOVED the Grapes of Wrath. Did you see the movie? The thing that struck me with both of them was that there was none of the perspective that time brings...the book and the movie were made while the dustbowl and the depression were still going on. I don't know why that struck me so hard...maybe because I had more of an idea of how things would turn out than they did.

I'm going to read "bluest eyes" too. ;) And loved the yaya, and The Red Tent (gave it as a gift many times), and also Where the Sidewalk ends. Sigh. So many good books.