Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Just? One Book Meme
I have enjoyed reading this meme all over the net and have been patiently waiting my turn, but have decided that this is probably as close as I am going to get to being personally tagged.
One book that changed your life:
Mere Christianity I am a cradle Catholic, but I really only understood what it meant to live as a Catholic Christian full tilt 24/7 after I read this book.
One book that you have read more than once:
Too Kill a Mockingbird I read it the first time when I was about seven or eight, and I have read it every two or three years since then. I don't think there is another book that is as well written in the world. Reading that book, more than anything else in the world made me want to be a writer.
One book you want on a desert island:
The Ultimate Survival Guide I am sure that I can talk to God without the bible,so I am going to be practical and get instructions on how to start a fire or build shelter or even catch and clean fish.
One book that made you laugh:
Any of Junie B Jones series by Barbara Park are absolutely laugh out loud funny. Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst is so funny I can't read it out loud.
One book that made you cry:
Daughter of Silence by Morris West There is something about how Mr. West writes his women characters that makes them so real I felt her pain and cried for her.
One book you wish would have been written:
Chicago Cubs World Series Champions in the Third millennium hey we can all dream.
One book you wish had never been written:
anything by Joel Osteen his stuff is too shiny happy God for me.
One book you are currently reading:
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell recommended by my online Jesuit friends and my Associate Pastor who calls it "Jesuits in Space. I am not usually a fan of Science Fiction, but this is really really good.
One book you have been meaning to read:
When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd was recommended to me by someone I love when I quit my job and I have been meaning to read it. I actually even bought a copy of it, but until this darn Philosophy class is over I doubt that I will have time to read it.
Now that was a lot of fun, the hardest part was limiting each category to only one book.
I would like to tag Mark Mossa SJ when he gets back from his retreat if he hasn't already been tagged, because I am interested to see what his answers would be.