The River Lethe has tagged me! I will participate because it involves my favorite subject: books! Books, glorious books. What would we ever do without them??
1 – One book that changed your life
The Bible (one I also wish sometimes that I hadn’t read) and The Women’s Room by Marilyn French (Both opened my eyes to new levels of existence)
2 – One book that you’ve read more than once
Again, The Women’s Room. I read it in my 20s, my 30s, and I’ll tackle it again soon.
3 – One book you’d want on a desert island
Well, obviously a book about how to survive on a desert island! Doh!
4 – Two books that made you laugh
Lamb by Christopher Moore (I agree with Aletheia on this one. It made me laugh out loud!)
Any of the John Corey novels by Nelson DeMille: The Lion’s Game, Plum Island, etc. The sardonic wit of John Corey is priceless.
5 – One book that made you cry
No book has ever made me cry except for a sappy romance or two. I can’t remember what they were though. I need visuals, like films to accomplish the crying.
6 – One book that you wish had been written
Middlemarch by George Eliot
7 – One book that you wish had never been written
The Jewish and Christian Scriptures (commonly called the Bible) or the The Koran –without these two books, there would be more peace in the world. (Men always go to war over religion, power, or land. Without religion, we’d still have war, but it would be nice to downsize it.)
8 – Two books you’re currently reading
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
9 – One book you’ve been meaning to read
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova