Just back from RockyGrass and I've got a lot to say, and no time to say it. Whilst I get my words in order, here's a meme from Des Moines Girl.
And, while we're talking about books, I'd like to announce a generous offer from O. He's decided to step in and judge the "I Remember it Well" contest (did I make it a contest?...oh, yeah I guess I did) and offer as first prize a
$100 dollar gift certificate to Books Unlimited
There's only one catch; you must come in person to claim it.
Now, on to the meme.
1. One book that changed your life:
I don’t know if The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings changed my life so much as set its course. Little Expressionless Animals from David Foster Wallace’s short-story collection, Girl with Curious Hair, blew the top of my head off. It made me realize I could write anything I wanted.
2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Just one? Ha! LOTR, The Awakening, 99% of Ray Bradbury’s work.
3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
A blank one, a pen and a big bottle of ink.
4. One book that made you laugh:
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. I laughed so hard I cried.
5. One book that made you cry:
There have been many…The Stand; I can’t believe he killed off Nick…Wizard and Glass; Mr. King knows how to make me weep I guess…Of Mice and Men; tragedy from the get-go.
6. One book that you wish had been written:
Um, mine, by me?
7. One book that you wish had never been written:
The DaVinci Code – never read it, never will, and I want it wiped off the face of the earth NOW!
8. The book you are currently reading:
A Self-Made Man, by Poppy Z. Brite. Autographed to me and everything! And, The
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
There’s a storeful; Let’s see…James Joyce’s Ulysses, Moby Dick, The Phantom of the Opera…it goes on…