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One Book Meme


Oops! I missed being tagged by Victoria for the meme that’s been cycling through the blogs. So, please accept my apologies and here is my response.

1. One book that changed your life:
Only one? Like Victoria, I had books at every major turning point in my life which seemed to speak exactly to the issue of the moment. Picking only one – it would have to be Snowshoe Paws by Margaret Johnson. It filled a lot of age 6 since it was the first book to make me cry and yet fall in love with a particular book.

2. One book you have read more than once?
There are a few that I read regularly but picking one, that would probably be Persuasion by Jane Austen.

3. One book you would want on a desert island?
The full edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (yes the one with 13 volumes)

4. One book that made you cry?
Charlotte’s Web. How could it not?

5. One book that made you laugh?
Good Omens: Being The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. When the Father of Evil starts speaking in the voice of Freddy Mercury, I just started howling with laughter.

6. One book you wish had been written?
Lady Jane Grey’s diary – what did she really think about being a Queen for nine days.

7. One book you wish had never had been written?
Hmm…well rather than mention a specific book, I’m just going to give a category: books that inspire hatred of others.

8. One book you are currently reading?
I’m reading so many right now! The main one I’m working on is The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley.

9. One book you have been meaning to read?
My list of books I want to read is over 2,000 now (and that’s only those I’ve written down). There are so many on the list that are “should have read by now” books, so picking one is tough. I’m going to go with A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth since it’s sitting on the shelf staring at me right now.

10. Now tag five people
Lotus Reads, Kimbofo, Morsie, Nimrodiel and Danielle.

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5 Comments to

“One Book Meme”

  1. On August 12th, 2006 at 3:53 am kimbofo Says:

    Thanks Janelle. I’ll enjoy tackling this one!

  2. On August 12th, 2006 at 1:57 pm Chris Says:

    Hee hee – that’s tricky with the 13 volume OED! 🙂

  3. On August 16th, 2006 at 10:58 pm Lotus Reads Says:

    Thanks, Janelle! Am on holiday at the moment but look forward to answering the meme when I get home!

  4. On August 17th, 2006 at 9:56 am karen! Says:

    food for thought!
    I’ll work on this today… 🙂

  5. On August 26th, 2006 at 4:50 am Anonymous Says:

    Actually Margaret Ball wrote a book called “Jane’s Journal”, a diary of Lady Jane Grey, but it’s very hard to find, though I have one in my Lady Jane collection.

    Sonja Marie
    The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum

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