In this case, it was T who tagged me for the Book Meme. And she knew me in high school, so she had to know that at some point I would stand and deliver. This is your moment, T, enjoy!
- One book that changed your life: Lamont the Lonely Monster, by Dean Walley. This was my favorite book from childhood, and one that I enjoyed well beyond the suggested age bracket. There was something about the groovy sort of early 70's illustrations and "peace, man" story that I found irresistible. How did it change my life? It was the first book that I read. I remember looking at the words, and suddenly they all made sense and had a meaning. I've never looked back.
- One book that you've read more than once: Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I've actually read the whole series more than once, and I'm sure I'll go back to it again.
- One book that you'd want on a desert island: Now this is the kind of question that functions as a mini-psychology test, right? What does the chosen book say about your personality? If I can't choose just one, does that mean I have no personality? Maybe, but I've spent too much time analyzing all of my answers thus far, so I am opting out. Now what does that say about my personality?
- One book that made you laugh: Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris. I think I may have actually peed myself while I read this book. I read large portions of this book aloud to Rob, who also laughed. (And it's really hard to know when to laugh if the person reading to you cannot get through a sentence without running out of breath laughing.) The book is very profane, and I still could not contain myself.
- One book that made you cry: Do math textbooks count? Otherwise, I haven't cried while reading a book. I'm as cold as ice, baby.
- One book you wish had been written: A Guide to the Military for an Unsuspecting New Spouse. I really could have used something like that when I married Rob. I learned a lot about life in the Navy the hard way.
- One book you wish had never been written: Ulysses, by James Joyce. Nothing against James Joyce - he was the brilliant writer and I spend my days elbow deep in diapers and dirt - but there's a semester's worth of brain space I'll never get back.
- One book you are currently reading: The Terror, by Dan Simmons. Technically, I read the last page last night, but since it is over 700 pages long, I'm counting it. A taut, fictionalized account of the failed Franklin Expedition in the Canadian Arctic, I highly recommend this one. But you might want to have a cozy blanket handy.
- One book you've been meaning to read: There are so many books waiting for me, but I guess the one I've had sitting around the longest is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon.
Since I have seen this meme popping up all over Blogville, I am assuming that everyone else has been tagged at some point. If you haven't been tagged, consider this your invitation!