Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Annie and Books

Freckle Face Girl tagged me to do a meme on books. She says I don’t have to do it, but I will, since I’m smart and read. :) I truly think she tagged me so I would call her the ‘Lovely and Talented’ again…

1) A book that changed my life: Oh! The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Both books are elementary, yet their messages are so strong. Even if you don’t have kids, you need to have them on your bookshelf.

2) A book that I've read more than once: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. I have read this book over and over again, each time enjoying it more. I love to go back and hear the wonderful stories of these women and their time in China. Another book I have read over and over is The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Another powerful book – everytime I read it, I am captivated by the character of Celie and want to see her escape the harshness of Mr.

3) A book I'd take to a deserted island: The Bible. I’ve mentioned in past posts about how I am somewhat a lapsed Catholic. I think if I were on a deserted island, I might want to recapture my faith.

4) A book that made me laugh: My First Wedding by Jim Mullen. It’s a parody on weddings and was given to me as a gift when I got engaged. During times of stress in planning my wedding, I looked at it often.

5) A book that made me cry: Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. I read this book many years ago and found myself tearing up during most of it. It’s a great read and if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.

6) A book I wish had been written: How To Clean Up After Your Husband On A Daily Basis and Still Keep a Smile on Your Face. ‘Nuff said.

7) A book that should never have been written: A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. I spent a week reading this and it’s a week I will never get back.

8) A book I'm currently reading: Straight Up and Dirty by Stephanie Klein and The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin. They are vast opposites of eachother but intrigue me in different ways. I am not a big fan of Stephanie Klein’s, but am finding her writing to be bearable. As for Steve Martin, I think he is a fantastic writer, and again, if you haven’t read any of his works, please visit your local library and get some.

9) A book I'm planning to read: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Yes, I am the only person in the world who has yet to read this novel.

10) Who I'm tagging next: Little Owen’s Mama, because she knows how to read too. :)


Freckle Face Girl said...

Lots of good books!

Amy said...

I'm not a fan of Stephanie Klein, but was pleasantly suprised by Straight Up & Dirty. It was not a bad read.

The Giving Tree is my all-time favorite.

Annie said...

Freckle Face Girl - Thanks!

Amy - I got the idea to read Straight Up & Dirty from you. I finished it last night - like you, I was pleasantly surprised. I used to read her blog years ago, and for some unknown reason, I stopped. Now, I read it once a week or so - when the hell did she get pregnant? WTF?

I heart The Giving Tree. Heart it.