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.


Fidei Defensor said...

Thanks for your additional info on Colbert, I wastch everyone of those Tube clips relating to his Catholicism that I can find!

In some sense there is a fine line because when Colbert the Character rips on Stem Cell Research I think the real Colbert feels the same way in his heart. He is a good man!

Esther said...

I'm glad you did the Book Meme. I enjoyed your responses.

Suzanne said...

Gosh...this would be difficult to narrow down so much!

Suzanne said...

You want to hear something hilarious?
Well, I think its pretty funny anyway....well, does this sound familiar? "I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day."
Well, I woke up this morning, coughing my head off, trying to finish up the last bit of cleaning a dirty garage,
inhaling more dust, which in turn had me coughing even more, came into the den to finish putting up all kinds of books and trying to decide which to give away, keep, toss, then I ran across ONE more little book worth taking notice of. It seems I was just reading a blog this morning and knew I'd seen that title SOMEWHERE before!
Hmmmmm!!! I wonder who THIS could belong to? Remember offering this to me when Shane first starting acting PRETEEN or something like that? ROFL!
Well, maybe I should leave this mess behind and move to hmmmm Australia.
What do you think? Hee-hee!
(By the way, I have this precious little gem on my bookshelf and whenever
you want it back...just call me at the Holiday World (maybe)...Australia is too far!

angelmeg said...

I thought I had given it to you because Shane reminded me of Alexander at one time. Next time I come by your place I will pick it back up.

I had a hard time narrowing each category down to one book but was determined not to go overboard.