Friday, October 06, 2006

Until Further Inspiration...

I haven’t been tagged or anything like that, and I originally had an aversion to these things, but until I receive further inspiration ( I have a feeling that my office full of un-opened boxes that need to be put away has something to do with that), I thought I’d fill in with this book meme…I mean it’s about books, so I practically HAD to do it.

1. One book you have read more than once.
Well, I tear through books faster than I should to really enjoy them and if I really like the book, I immediately turn to the first page to read it again as soon as I’ve finished it. So let’s see, the short list includes, 100 Years of Solitude, House of Mirth, Like Water for Chocolate, Franny and Zooey, all Tenessee Williams plays, Jane Eyre, A Wrinkle in Time, Peter Pan, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Snow Falling on Cedars…this list could really go on and on, so I’ll just stop now. Oh yeah, and I’ve read almost every Dr. Seuss book like 80 times apiece…if those count.

2.One book you would want on a desert island.
That’s a lot of pressure. One book? Hard to say if I should choose a book I’ve read or one I’ve wanted to. This is such a big comitment, I might just have to pass…

3.One book that made you laugh.

Both of Bridget Jones Diaries’. Don’t judge me until you read them. They are hysterical.

4.One book that made you cry.
Throughout school, I was so blessed to have some amazing English teachers who recognized that I preferred having my head stuck in a book than to say…talking to people. Needless to say, almost all of my English teachers would recommend and loan books to me outside of the curriculum. Often times these books would feature, extremely shy, awkward, quirky or misfit girls (huh?, that’s an interesting coincidence…) and one of these books was Bridge to Terabithia, loaned to me by my 5th grade teacher. I hardly know a soul who has read it, but I loooooved it and while I don’t know exactly how many times I’ve actually read it, it made me cry everytime.

5.One book I wish I had written.
I’ll let you know when I write it.

6.One book you wish had never been written.

7.One book I am currently reading.
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe. I know it’s a little too groovy for a Square, but how could I pass with a title like that??

8. One book I have meant to read.
The Lord of the Rings. I mean, if my brother could read it SEVEN times (yes, he did), I can make it through the darned thing at least once!

9. One book that changed your life.
A Wrinkle in Time. I initially thought this was going to be a hard question to answer being that I loved so many books, but when I thought about it, I remembered that this book served as a sort of solace for me throughout my adolescent years as Madeline L’Engle writes about socially awkward, introverted and misunderstood teenage girls like no one else. Heck, I even had my own Charles Wallace, my bright baby brother that I ADORED and was extremely connected to. As sentimental as it sounds, this book provided me with companionship and a feeling of belonging that comforted me during a time that I could’ve felt like a complete misfit…so seriously, this book really did change my life.


Blogger Minka said...

What? A new post? Bummer!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Minka said...

I did this one too. It was greta fun, and good to get a glimpse closer at your formerly introvert self :)

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there.... I read you often... I just had to speak up and say that I"ve read Bridge to Terabithia too. I think we *had* to read it in the 5th or 6th grade. Darn good book, and yup, I cried too. Thanks for reminding me - I'm going to go check it out from the library.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Square, I'm glad you did this meme!

I really am going to have to get my '100 years of solitude' out and make an effort to read it. So many people have mentioned it to me. Ok, I'm making it a goal to read it before I go to California.

and 'A wrinkle in time'? I love that book too. Its one of the ones I bought for my kids long before they could even sit up, let alone read a book :-)

8:29 AM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

p.s. I LIKE your posting schedule Square. You're one person I have a hope in hell of keeping up with. :-)
Don't listen to the whiners.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

I suppose a book for a desert island would make between 1 and 2 too many major commitments per annum. Good list. I read Madeleine L'Engle younger but reread A Wrinkle in Time last year. Magic and science is a tough combination to argue with.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Minka said...

HI *waves and then falls over*

8:31 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Squaregirl. May it be corny.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Minka said...

A girl could die around around here without being picked up. Doug stepped right over me, I swear!

anyways, wherever youa re I just hope you are smiling. Miss you, but if you are so! :)
Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving!

5:05 PM  
Anonymous kyra said...

i have A Wrinkle in Time on my nightstand although i've been waiting until Fluffy's old enough to read it to him bit by bit at bedtime. how much longer shall i wait?

6:59 PM  

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