I have been tagged by Jen in Omaha. What is it with people sending me ways not to have bad luck this week? The invite to our Friday the 13th Formal Dinner came in something similar except I didn't get the chance to write all about books. I just have to dress up. So really, I'm winning all over.
1. ONE BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
Interesting question. Maybe the first book I ever read, or had read to me, but I don't know what that was. Maybe the Lonely Planet guide that helped me see far far away. Maybe the history thing I read that made me realise history doesn't have to be boring, or the poetry that made me realise you could have a strong voice that way. Or maybe any book that made me use my imagination, inhabit other worlds and times, or let me learn, escape, or chill out.
2. ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MORE THAN ONCE?
How about a book I haven't read more than once. I read almost everything more than once.
3. ONE BOOK YOU WOULD WANT ON A DESERT ISLAND?
A really really long one. How about a series? Can I do that? Or something that tells me how to make a raft and or a tropical cocktail or something. A useful type of book.
4. ONE BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH?
I was reading Twelve Sharp on my bed and Skywalker was on my laptop complaining that I was laughing randomly and either interrupting his thought processes or doing a good job of feigning madness. Jennifer Crusie makes me laugh too.
5. ONE BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?
I don't really cry at books or movies that easily buuut Jane Eyre, when she doesn't want to leave, but knows she has to and she stays strong against Rochester.
6. ONE BOOK YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN?
Something very very lucrative. Or maybe The Tomorrow Series cos I think that is the best Australian series written in like ever.
7. ONE BOOK YOU WISH HAD NEVER BEEN WRITTEN?
Well I immediately thought of Animal Farm which I hate-hate-hated reading in Year 10. But then I felt bad, cos I really don't think you should be able to stop anyone writing what they think and feel. How bad would that be? Forcing me to read it by threatening my straight-A english average... now that's another matter entirely.
8. ONE BOOK YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING?
Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead and The Idea of Perfection for school. And I just got some random books from the library: Rhymes With Witches, Force Majeure Bad Boy, and a Chris Ryan that I thought was a new Alpha Force at first, but is really just a book: Flash Flood.
9. ONE BOOK YOU HAVE BEEN MEANING TO READ?
The latest Artemis Fowl and The End of A Series of Unfortunate Events. And the last Harry Potter. Dammit woman, hurry up! Ok just noticed I look like an eight year old (with very good tast in books!)
10. ONE BOOK YOU'RE GLAD YOU OWN?
The Lord of the Rings, something by Jane Austen, and lots of trashy/juvenile novels that I can read when I don't want to have to expend any brain power whatsoever.
11. ONE BOOK THAT MUST BE READ ALOUD?
Saturday Night At The Dinsaur Stomp and We're Going On A Bear Hunt and My Dad.
I'm supposed to tag three people, but as I barely know three people this could be interesting. Ok Carla and vsquared aaaand KimmyK. Y'all can consider yourselves tagged. Take that!