Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Just To Keep My Mind Off

The 10 games of Scrabulous I have going on Facebook...

I'll take a shot at Marc's meme.

It's all about books... sort of a survey. Here goes:

1. Name one book that changed your life.

I'll say one of the Enid Blyton adventure books. We moved, and I changed schools just before I started grade 3 (I think it was...) and being the new kid on the block, well, I found my way to the school library. I must have read every "Famous Five" and "Secret Seven" book there. Life changing, for an 8 year old to discover the ability to escape- adventure and mystery awaited within the covers of those books.

2.Name one book that you have read more than once.

Only one?! Hmm... Maybe I'll pick "The Hobbit". A classic.

3.One book you would want on a desert island.

I almost think that if I were stuck on a desert island I would probably wish for a great big, HUGE, in fact, empty notebook and a big, big box of matches. I could make a fire with the matches, which would solve many desert island problems, I should think, and I could use charcoal pieces to write with. If I could write, I would stand a good chance of not losing my mind altogether.

4. Two books that made you laugh.

"The Dog Who Wouldn't Be", by Farley Mowat has made me laugh, SO HARD.  "War And Peace" by Leo Tolstoy also made me laugh. I thought his wit and sarcasm were hilarious.

5. One book that made you cry.

Again... just one?! Well... each of the 4 times I've read "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" I've cried. When Harry sees his family in the Mirror of Erised, and when Dumbledore has his talk with Harry in the hospital wing at the end... I get all verklepmt

6. One book you wish you'd written.

Too many to list. ANY of Agatha Christie's, Martha Grimes', Margery Allingham's, Edith Pargeter's, or Dorothy L. Sayers' mysteries...

7. One book you wish had never been written.

Oh... I wonder if there has ever been such a book... that's the beauty of a book. If one doesn't like it, one has only to close the covers and stop reading.

8. Two books you are currently reading.

"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" by J.K.Rowling, "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens.

9. Five people I tag.

I shall remain tag-less.