Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Back from Vacation to Find Myself Tagged

Line Drive Down the Right Side tagged me with the meme that has been going around...and since its about books...well, can it get better than that?

First of all, I'm going to leave it said that the most influential book in my life has been the Bible, and of course the Small Catechism is right up there, too. But I'm going to go secular with this list....(I'll go through and edit it and make it look better later...its too late and I've been on a plane all day, but my fingers have been itching to blog!!!)

1. One Book that changed your life:

The Princess Bride. When my husband and I met at a summer camp, we quickly became good friends. We both loved books one of the first things he suggested was that we read it together. Neither one of us had really read with another person before..... It was the first of many books...and many to come.

2. One book you've read more than once:

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. I didn't realize this until much later, but it taught me so much about how important it was to have a husband that I could respect and that was a good match for me. I cannot count how many times I've read this book. It is a good friend.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island (not the only one...just one you'd definitely want there):

Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen. As my professor once said "don't confuse the book for the movie, or either for her real life." I love the movie, too. But the book is very different.

4. One book that made you laugh: Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs. This was given to me by Line Drive, and it was sheer hysterical torture.

5. One book that made you cry: Diary of Anne Frank

6. One book that you wish had been written: A Return to "Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones but Words Can Never Hurt Me: A Flight from the Namby Pamby PC Culture!"

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Anything that works hard to destroy people's souls. I guess Da Vinci is the newest...but they are out there everywhere.

8. One book you're currently reading: Roughing It by Mark Twain. I crack up every time I think of that bison climbing up the tree after Twain's traveling companion.

9. One book you've been meaning to read: Blue Highways by William Least Heatmoon. I find the idea of travelling across country on all the little roads very tempting.

10. Now tag seven people.

Forgive me if you've already done this....I'm a little behind on my blog reading.

Favorite Apron
This Pastor's Wife
Pistol-Packing Presbytera
Chanting Chatter (doesn't have a blog....but I'm working on him)
Homestead Lutheran Academy
Recovering Pastor's Wife
Mediocre Minister's Wife


Favorite Apron said...

Welcome back Lora!
I did my book thingy in the comment section at Fr. Hollywood's blog.

This Pastor's Wife said...

You can check out my answers here.

Janice-the-Pastor's-Wife said...

I'm not nearly as high-brow as you'uns, but here's my list: Note: I am not using the Bible for any of my answers because I would be using it on several of them.

1. Book that changed my life:
2. Book I've read more than once -- first of all, I don't consider any book "good" unless it's worth reading more than once and some I've reread dozens of times. I read and reread all of the Miss Read books.
3. Book I'd want on a desert island: on an island, I'd go for something that would last a long time like Count of Monte Cristo.
4. Book that made me laugh: Since I love to laugh, I tend to seek out humorous stories. The Southern Sisters Mysteries crack me up.
5. Book that made me cry: all of the Bodie Thoene Zion books left me feeling profoundly sad.
6. Book I wish I'd written: any of the Mitford series. I love the language she uses.
7. Book I wish hadn't ever been written: I could list quite a few actually. Don't have one in particular.
8. Book I'm currently reading: I'm going through the Sister Chicks books. They are light reading but heavy introspectively, plus them make me feel warm about my girl friendships.
9. Book I've been meaning to read: Godless, the Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter

Yellow said...

I posted my comments on my blog: yellowlady.blogspot.com