Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Meme meme meme (real post below)

I’ve been tagged by Laurelin!

1. One book that changed your life? My first Andrea Dworkin book, "Letters from a War Zone." I was so happy to have found a book that expressed all my concerns and thoughts perfectly.

2. One book you have read more than once? This may be cheating, but the "Regarding the..." series by Katie and M. Sarah Klise. They're amazing kids books that I read when I feel down. There's (regarding the): fountain, sink, tree, and bathroom and I love those books so much.

3. One book you would want on a desert island? The unabridiged Oxford English Dictionary. Why? Because I can only have one, and this one would last a looooong ass time, and I always think about reading the entire thing from start to finish and never have enough time.

4. One book that made you laugh? "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. Also the section on misused words in Strunk and WHite's "Elements of Style" cracks my ass up everytime.

5. One book that made you cry? "A Woman on the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy. I understand why she had to do what she did, but it made me so sad. (It's also one of my favourite books that I've read over and over. I have two copies: one for me and one loner copy.)

6. One book you wish had been written? My book, of course.

7. One book you wish had never had been written? Geez...where do I start? How about all those horrible Howard Stern books that my ex-roommate had lying around all over. I hope that guy gets castrated by a mob of women that he's abused.

8. One book you are currently reading? "JPod" by Douglas COupland. It's Microserfs updated. I love Douglas COupland books. Guess that's why I live near Vancouver.

9. One book you have been meaning to read? Goodness gracious. I have a library of books I bought and want to read. "Pornography and Silence" by Susan Griffin.

10. Now tag five people! I tag anyone who’s reading this and hasn't been tagged since it took me so long to get around to it.


Sarah Louise Parry said...

Howard stern - that dickhead is a joke! Yet ironically his actual jokes just aren't funny!

Gary James said...

If you enjoyed Walk in the Woods you should check out Bryson's other travel books (if you haven't already, that is.)

Notes from a small island, his affectionte look at the UK, is a masterpiece (it's constantly voted one of Britian's favourite books about Britain)

lost clown said...

I read that one. I found that his views on women and pornography were more then a little off-putting, but the rest of it is not so bad.