Monday, October 23, 2006

Books, Again

Shamelessly swiped from Cassie.

One book that changed your life: 1984 by George Orwell. The treatment of language alone is freaking brilliant.
One book you'd read more than once: Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. *Happy sigh*
One book you'd want on a deserted island: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.
One book that made you laugh: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Chick lit at its best.
One book that made you cry: Blindness by Jose Saramago. Oh. my. gosh. Read it now.
One book you wish you'd written: The Da Vinci Code, because then I'd be rich.
One book you wish had never been written: This Is Not Civilization by Robert Rosenberg. The most painful prose of my life.
One book you're currently reading: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson.
One book you've been meaning to read: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I got to page 100-something and then it was due back at the library. The book is weird, yet strangely compelling.

4 comments:

Cassie said...

*sigh* I LOVE 'Prodigal Summer.' Barbara Kingsolver is brilliant!

So happy to have found another book-lover!

Lizzy said...

I *love* that you're such a book nerd.

And what they say is true: it takes one to know one.

I wish I could find the concentration to read a book again. I went from a book-a-day to, apparently, a book every 4 months. Bah!

Katie said...

I liked Poisonwood Bible better.

I read 100 yrs of sol and thought it was really strange, but it drew me right in and kept me going the whole time. Weird, but cool.

Emmakirst said...

I miss reading, once I get back working nightshifts I'll have some time then. As for now, I just go with the flow. Blogs are about as much as I can handle for now :)

Happy 5 mos little E! Hope you had a great Halloween :)