Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Me and My Books meme

This was posted over at Beth Fish Reads and looked like fun so here are my answers....click on the link to see Beth's answers.

1. What author do you own the most books by?
It used to be Lawrence Sanders - I went through everything he wrote but then last fall I realized I hadn't touched them in years so I boxed them all up for the church bazaar. That leaves me with Mary Higgins Clark.
2. What book do you own the most copies of?
The Bible.
3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Didn't even notice.
4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Hate to admit it but the only one I can think of is Edward - there must be somebody better! At least somebody within twenty years of my actual age.
5. What book have you read the most times in your life?
Easily The Secret Garden but not the one by Frances Hodgen Burnett, the lesser known one by Julie Andrews originally published as Mandy.
6. Favorite book as a ten year old?
Probably was Mandy - timing seems right. And, I still have the same paperback copy that I read back then. I used to climb up into my favorite tree and perch there to read. Now I just go to my corner of the couch where the good light is and my reading glasses are! Other possibilties would be Harriet the Spy and the Trixie Belden series.
7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
Do I want to put my negativity out into the universe? Oops - already did - I had two books that I rated a "2" in my reading journal here and here.
8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
I looked back at my reading journal. I gave 7 or 8 books a "10" this past year and out of those I'll pick Cage of Stars by Jacqueline Mitchard - it was such an emotional tale - loved it.
9. If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?
I immediately think of something to do with the Holocaust like Night or The Hiding Place because I'd like them to read a book that would help bring about world peace (how's that for a beauty queen answer?!). But there is also The Lemon Tree about the Middle East and Abraham about the shared beginings of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faiths. Thought provoking question!
10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
The Mysterious Benedict Society - would be really fun to see brought to life on the big screen.
11. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
Apparently it is John Adams.
12. What is your favorite book?
This is an impossible question - does anyone answer it?
13. Play?
None - can't think of a play that I have read of my own volition.
14. Poem?
Not much into poetry either.
15. Essay?
This I can answer - hands down, David Sedaris - L-O-V-E him. I've read When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Me Talk Pretty One Day. His others are on my wish list.
16. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
Easy - Nicholas Sparks.
17. What is your desert island book?
The Bible
18. And . . . what are you reading right now?
John Adams- I will finish it this time! But I have French Women Don't Get Fat in the car (so I can read it while I'm waiting in the Sonic drive-thru lane), Barack Obama's Audacity of Hope on my desk at work (the Navy can't possibly be unhappy with me for reading at work if it's the musings of our commander in chief!), and in my purse I have Dry by Augusten Burroughs - can't wait to tell my book club girls that and hear them all go "eww" - they hated Running With Scissors.

1 comment:

Beth F said...

Dry was a great book. But I loved John Adams, so perhaps I'm not the right judge for your tastes!

So glad you played along. The meme was fun to do.