Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tagged for a meme!

It’s been a while since I've done one of these meme things. But this one is about books, so I’ll give it a go.

I was tagged by Zinnia Hope. She writes erotic and other fiction. And does so quite well, I might add. Although why I would want wet panties is a mystery. She must be saying that to her fans of the opposite gender, eh?

Anyway, here are the “questions:”

1) One book that changed your life:
You mean other than the Bible? Not a fair question. There have been many, many, MANY. Just about every book I read changes my life at least a little. If it didn’t, then it’s not worth the read. Sorry. I can’t name just one.

2) One book that you’d read more than once:
Another unfair question. I’ve read LOTS of books more than once. From Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court) to Tom Clancy. And many, many more.

3) One book you’d want on a deserted island:
How about the Encyclopedia Britannica? Or maybe, “Primitive Boat-Building for Dummies?” (Yes, I made that up.)

4) One book that made you laugh:
Again, many. I remember laughing out loud numerous times at Joseph Heller’s “Catch 22.” Also at several of Mark Twain’s works.

5) One book that made you cry:
This’ll kill you. I always cry when I get to two parts of MY OWN NOVEL, “Cherish is the Word.” It’s personal, but I get teary over what that part of the story meant to me.

6) One book you wish you’d written:
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. That is (and will continue to be for centuries) part of our culture. For money’s sake I wish I’d created the Harry Potter series.

7) One book you wish had never been written:
How about Hitler’s “Mien Kampf?” Or “The Communist Manifesto.” The thing is; it’s not the books themselves that are evil. Rather it’s what people take from them and then try to do. Much of the Islamic world condemned Salmon Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses.” But the book isn’t bad.

8) One book you're currently reading:
I’ve recently started reading the works of Michael Connelly. The current one on my night stand (from the library) is called “Blood Work.” Great police and detective fiction.

9) One book you've been meaning to read:
Uh... Gee. Can't think of a one. When I decide I want to read a book I go to the library and either get it or reserve it (if it's not in). There's SO MUCH good stuff out there, both fiction and non-fiction.

10) Tag five people:
Okay, writers. I’ll tag Candace, Viki, Kirsten, Rob Hamel, and RobotJam. (C’mon Rob. I know you’re an artist, but you DO read, don’t you?) Also Christina! Can't leave HER out!


Zinnia said...

9) One book you’ve been meaning to read:

There it is, lol. For some reason, it didn't copy and paste with the rest of it when I put it in my post box and published it.

Anonymous said...

Okay, okay. But I probably won't get to it until much later tonight or maybe in the morning.

Hale McKay said...

I'm glad you got a kick out of our cat-astrophe on my recent post. It is funny to us - after the fact - not so while it was happening.

Monica said...

Good meme. It doesn't surprise me about crying during a section of your own book. I can relate. Now I have a question, when you wrote that part..wasn't it draining for a few days? Mine was. Wow.

Have a good day.

Ana Lee Kennedy said...

I tried to read Mien Kampf. ACK! I didn't get very far.