Thursday, August 10, 2006

books, books, books

Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer has joined a book meme and issued an open tag. I find this funny since I was just looking for good books, I have a feeling that as I go through the Linky List I'm gonna have a whole lotta readin' goin' on.

So here's my responses to the meme:

1. Book that changed your life: The Little House on the Prairie series. I've read them several times and I always love reading about the lifestyle, the joy that existed in their family and as a kid I was fascinated at this glimpse into a life that was so totally different from my own.

2. Book that you've read more than once: The Little House on the Prairie series and The Golden Key by Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, and Kate Elliott, and the entire Harry Potter series (I re-read it from the beginning when a new one comes out) and The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher.

3. Book you'd want on a desert island: Hard to pick just one, I don't really know.

4. Book that made you laugh: Anything by Erma Bombeck.

5. Book that made you cry: A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck

6. Book that you wish had been written: Weed While You Read

7. Book you don't enjoy: I'm really not big on thrillers, intrigue, that sort of thing.

8. Book you are currently reading: I'm about to start The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper and Dragon's Kin by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey.

9. Book you've been meaning to read: War and Peace. I'm determined to read it one day..

10. Book you remember as a real page-turner: Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi, Forest and London and Sarum all by Edward Rutherford, the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. There's more but I'll stop here.

11. Non-fiction books that you have enjoyed: Cookbooks (I read them just like regular books, cover to cover -- especially the ones with pretty pictures), Knitting Books, Gardening books (especially if they're written by my Mom.

12. Children's books your family has loved: Anything by Shel Silverstein, especially Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, Mrs. Pigglewiggle, Goodnight Moon, and Guess How Much I Love You. There are others but this is a good start.

If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged. If you really want to you can join up with the linky list at Shannon's blog.


Beck said...

Fun list! I've had other people mention Stones From The River as a great read before - I'll have to check it out.

Nina said...

For your book recommodation list: I read The Historian (if it's about "modern vampyres") in my summerholiday, and I found it really really well written and catching!

mira said...

Hi Nina,

Yes The Historian is the one about vampires. I've been told I should save it for the fall as it's a really long book. So I'm waiting...

Barb said...

The book you wished had been written cracked me up. Oh how I could use that book. The kudzu....

Wow! Your mother writes gardening books? How cool is that?

I have no idea how I left The Shell Seekers off my list. Wonderful book. Erma was my hero. And this is the third time today somebody's mentioned A Day No Pigs Would Die - obviously I'm missing something so onto my list it goes.

Thanks for a great list.

Kathleen Marie said...

Oh yes, read War and Peace and I also like the James Michener books such as Hawaii and Centennial. You have great books listed here. Many bring back memories and Erma Bombeck was a hoot and a holler!

mira said...

Hi Kathleen Marie,

Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to have to add Michener to my (getting longer) list. It seems there are lots of good books out there that I have not read yet. This meme is turning into an amazing resource for reading recommendations.