My 1st tagging.
I've been tagged by Nate of "Nate is a Blog".
I guess this is like a blog chain letter. Will I die in 7 days if I don't write this entry and make 1 other person watch the video tape?
I'm supposed to tag 3 people. I'm still rather new to Blogger, so I barely even know 3 people. And apparently I can't tag Nate because there are no "tag-backs". I am tagging Mikala of "Yada yada yada", Tiffany of "If I Were Queen of the World", and Missy of "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch". But you don't really have to do it... unless you want me to have bad luck for the next 5 years. (I'm a very passive-aggressive tagger.)
1. ONE BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (1937/1954/1954/1955)
My dad actually read the entire series to me when I was 5 or 6. I really think I'd be less of a geek if he hadn't exposed me to so much nerdiness so early on. I could have been a cheerleader if not for these books. (OK, not likely.)
2. ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MORE THAN ONCE?
(ok, do you know how hard it is for me to pick just one!?)
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle (1962)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)
3. ONE BOOK YOU WOULD WANT ON A DESERT ISLAND?
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1969)
Best book ever.
4. ONE BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH?
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (1987)
I'd say this was the best "detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic" I've ever read. And don't forget the quantum physics!
5. ONE BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?
Phoenix Rising by Karen Hesse (1994)
My friend Ashley told me to read this book when we were in 6th grade. It would still make me cry to this day.
6. ONE BOOK YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN?
The Depression Book by Cheri Huber (1999)
I could totally have written this book... well, if I were a Zen teacher like her.
7. ONE BOOK YOU WISH HAD NEVER BEEN WRITTEN?
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (1979)
A friend recommended this book, telling me it was "a love story", when I was about 14 and I had no idea it was about freakin incest. What's worse is that there is an entire series. (Shudder.) I am not friends with that girl anymore.
8. ONE BOOK YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING?
The Misadventures of the New Satan by Anton Tammsaare (1939)
Well, I'm reading it again for the 4th time.
9. ONE BOOK YOU HAVE BEEN MEANING TO READ?
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)
Okay, I got to the 2nd chapter this last time I tried, but then... I'm not sure what happened. Suddenly I was reading something else entirely.
10. ONE BOOK YOU'RE GLAD YOU OWN?
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D. (1994)
Somehow this book got my mom and I through my turbulent adolescence.
11. ONE BOOK THAT MUST BE READ ALOUD?
Fox In Socks by Dr. Suess (1965)
I made my parents read it to me 20 times a day when I was around 3 or 4 years old. And then when I could read it myself I realized how evil it was.
This reminds me that I have this thing for book covers. Even if I don't like the book, I will read it because it's pretty. Talk about judging a book by its cover, I know. I'm book-shallow at times, okay? I really think that if I don't become a supermodel/astronaut/video game 3d modeller/talk show host/singer/animal rights activist/human cannonball/painter then I would really love to design book covers.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
My 1st tagging.