Belated, Dreaded Book Meme
Wherein Cheryl shows just how shallow she is:
1. One book that changed your life?
I, too, can't choose just one.
- the Bible taught me to love poetry, ritual and values.
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex..., because it showed me that this could be mine even if, apparently, nobody else in my family had it. Mine! All Mine!
- Ecotopia, by Ernest Callenbach, because it taught me about options and possibilities and that dreams needn't be puny.
- The Grapes of Wrath. Yes, because I am a liberal sop; I admit it.
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.
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?
The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg, because I could use one.
9. One book you have been meaning to read:
American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips.
10. Now tag five people
Nah...do it if you want to and let me know...I'll retro-tag you, 'kay?
Nyah, Jean...got this one done, too! ; P
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