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