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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Book Meme, Courtesy of Sandra

Sandra over at Forgiving Nature tagged me for the book meme going around. Gee, thanks, Sandra! ; )

Wherein Cheryl shows just how shallow she is:

1. One book that changed your life?

I, too, can't choose just one.
2. One book you have read more than once?

There are many I've read more than once so I'll list the one I've read most...The Hobbit and The LOTR trilogy. About 20 times, the four of 'em. And I loved the Peter Jackson adaptations, despite a few nit-picky differences. The set design, costumes and make-up were everything I could have asked. And most roles were well-cast.

Second most re-read: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy of four. God, I miss Douglas Adams.

"Don't Panic"

3. One book you would want on a desert island?

How to Craft and Fully Stock an Ocean-worthy Vessel in 3 Weeks or Less (from the creators of This Old Raft, which is sponsored by Desert Isle Depot, for all your raft needs.)

4. One book that made you laugh?

Since I've already used Douglas Adams, how about we shift to Lamb, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. It helps to get the jokes if you have a Christian, catholic or Protestant background or a scholarly understanding of the life of Christ. Had. Tears. In. Eyes. All. Theway. Through.

5. One book that made you cry?

Love You Forever, which I found in Border's as my father lay on what would be his death bed the weekend My son and pregnant daughter-in-law came to visit. Dad died less than a week later. I leaned my head on the shelf and sobbed. It was embarassing.

6. One book you wish had been written?

How to Hang on to What's Magic About 8 for the Rest of Your Life
...though I've figured it out anyway.

7. One book you wish had never had been written?

Any religious text which can be interpreted in such a way as to create the opression of others or radical fundamentalism. Yes, If I could get that wish, even the Bible would be obliterated. I would support that to rid the world of religious extremism and intolerance.

8. One book you are currently reading?

Crimes Against Nature by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

9. One book you have been meaning to read:

American Theocracy
by Kevin Phillips, though having read Sandra's choices I'll have to add The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, both of which I already own, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggars, since I could use a good laugh.

10. Now tag five people it if you want to and let me know...I'll retro-tag you, 'kay?

tags: blogging / books / memes


Blogger Sandra said...


12/9/06 6:35 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Thanks, Sandra! : )

12/9/06 6:51 PM  
Blogger Refugee from Reason said...

Herzog, by Saul Bellow changed my life; Minutes of the Last Meeting by Gene Fowler and Missing Links by Rick Reilly made me laugh; Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell on a desert island; I don't even want to comment on what I wish I'd written, but if forced, almost anything by Saul Bellow; currently reading a mystery by Harlan Coben and don't recall the title (though mysteries are my guilty pleasure, they go through me like...well, you know).

15/9/06 5:23 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

It looks like Refugee is tagged! Thanks for the tips, RfR. I'll have to put them on my book list. I've never read Bellow and think I might have to soon.

15/9/06 7:26 PM  

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