Saturday, January 31, 2009

One Book Meme

Can't resist the book-themed ones...

One book you’re currently reading: Anna Karenina, Tolstoy
One book that changed your life: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Bradbury
One book you’d want on a deserted island: Something really big. How about Tolstoy's Collected Works?
One book you’ve read more than once: Little Women, Lousia May Alcott
One book you’ve never been able to finish: Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
One book that made you laugh: Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
One book that made you cry: The Kite Runner. I cried through the entire last half.
One book you keep rereading: The Lord of the Rings
One book you’ve been meaning to read: Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick
One book you believe everyone should read: A collection of Grimm's fairy tales
Finally, Grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence.
"Her bright grey eyes which seemed dark because of their black lashes rested a moment on his face as if recognizing him, and then turned to the passing crowd evidently in search of some one."


Eva said...

Bel Canto isn't worth finishing, imho. :) I love Litlte Women!! And I've read some Grimm's fairy tales, though not all of them.

Nymeth said...

I'm totally with you on the fairy tales!

I don't know why I've never read Little Women. But I plan on amending that this year.

stefanie said...

What about Something Wicked changed your life? It creeped me out a bit making me nervous for a while of carnivals and merry-go-rounds. I keep meaning to read anything by Philip K Dick.

Daphne said...

Eva: Bel Canto was a book club pick and everyone loved it, but i couldn't get into it. I keep trying, but I don't think it's going to happen. I have loved other Ann Patchett books, though.

Nymeth: Be sure you read the big, extended version of Little Women! (I guess technically it's Little Women + Little Wives).

Stefanie: I'm not sure what it was about Something Wicked... I actually can't remember that much about the story, but that book springs to mind whenever anyone asks me about "life-changing" books. I think it has something to do with the time I read it (first in high school, then it was a 'bus read' in Finland), and I love Bradbury, and I love that he wrote such a weird, creepy story. I think something about it helped me accept that there was a part of my good-girl persona that loved this dark, weird stuff.