Wednesday, November 29, 2006

one book

I got "tagged" too many months ago, and always thought this would be an interesting exercise to think through, so, here goes...

1. One book that changed your life:
The Hiding Place. by Corrie Ten Boom

And I want to say God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew too. But if you had asked me this 3 months ago (which Courtney did) I hadn't read God's Smuggler, so I would have said The Hiding Place. But they're both good. both good. but it's like maybe one's a little more favorite.

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Jane Eyre. by Charlotte Bronte

There are too many to name, but I pick this one because I just re-read it. When I was younger I read too many of the same books too many times. But this fall I went on a reading kick, and started picking up books to read, books I hadn't read since high school. Jane Eyre was even better the second time. I think I'm a better, more attentive reader than I was 8 years ago.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
Robinson Crusoe? by Daniel Defoe

4. One book that made you laugh:
The BFG. by Roald Dahl

you know, it's just too hard to pick one. but I'll stick with what first came out.

5. One book that made you cry:
Bridge to Terebithia. by Katherine Paterson

First to pop into my head. I think I sobbed. But you know, that's a cop-out, because everyone cries reading that book. I remember sobbing as I read Dear Mr. Henshaw. (Beverly Cleary) That book is amazing. There are too many more to name.

6. One book that you wish had been written:
A Simple Explanation of American Political Parties since 1789

7. One book you wish had never been written:

I'm going to need more time for # 7

8. One book you’re currently reading:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. by Mark Twain

...for the 3rd time with my students, and I'm only reading my favorite parts. so that doesn' treally count. So I have to admit I'm not in a book right now. I just abandoned Everything is Illuminated. And I tried to read Gilead and it didn't stick. What's next? I might reread something again. I need something.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Uncle Tom's Cabin. by Harriet Beecher Stowe

I guess it should be that.

10. One book that you love so much:
To Kill a Mockingbird. by Harper Lee


Nathan said...

Comment on Number 5 - I remember enjoying that book, but it was so long ago I don't really remember what it was about. I saw this today on the internet and thought you might be interested. Disney is coming out with the movie in February:

Carol said...

Comment on Number 1 - Was that an allusion to Brian Regan? Grape snow cones. . . ? :-)

Courtney said...

You crazy Miners and your brian regan.

Carol said...

So I was right! Are you coming up for New Year, Courtney?

kate said...

I'm cheering for it.
And yes, I've been known to quote b. regan at times...