Monday, January 28, 2008
Quill tagged me for this Book Meme, and all I can say is, Thank Mickey.
I was at Disney World last week (hiya, Jason and Aine!), and have exchanged my writing brain for the insidiously catchy, It's a Small World refrain.
So here's something different...
1. One book that changed your life:
This was the first "grown-up" book I ever read. It was so much deeper, more textured, than anything I had known before. And of course, it was a captivating love story. When Jane confided, "Reader, I married him," I think my path was set as a writer, though I didn't know it yet.
2. One book you have read more than once:
One that stands out, though, is A Room with a View. In its pages, you'll find romance, rebellion, evocative writing, and laugh-out-loud humor. A rare, near-perfect, combination.
3. One book you would want on a desert island:
As long as I had a pen.
4. Two books that made you laugh:
A Room with a View
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book) Teacher's Edition: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
Okay, one's more subtle.
And one has naked Supreme Court justices.
5. One book that made you cry:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The ending, of course.
6. One book you wish you'd written:
A Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
I don't really wish I'd written any of my favorite books. But this one was a major inspiration for my own novel.
7. One book you wish had never been written:
8. Two books you're reading:
The Longest Journey, by E.M. Forster
Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi
9. One book you're going to read:
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, by Barack Obama
I won't tag anyone in particular, but if you're struggling for a blog post, feel free to dive in! And thank you, quill. This was a fun exercise. :)