Saturday, August 05, 2006

A Book Meme

Carolanne tagged me for this meme.

One book that changed your life
Hard question since many good books have had such an impact on me to change my life or my way of thinking. The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton comes to mind. The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris is another book. In terms of "changing my life", I think books have more of a way of shaping us along the journey.

One book that you’ve read more than once.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

One book you’d want on a desert island.
The Book of Common Prayer
However, I hope I never have to make a choice. There are so many good books to take to read.

One book that made you laugh.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson - that's a laugh out loud book. It's one of the funniest books I have ever read. It's about two men's hike through the Apalachian Trail

One book that made you cry.
Marley and Me - I cried like a baby.

One book that you wish had been written
Find a Job you Love and You Never have to go to Work.
(Makes all the difference in the World!)

One book that you wish had never been written --
The latest book I wish had "never been written" is
Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza - certainly not because of the discovering God, because I wish the holocaust never happened, or any for that matter. It disappoints me so little was done for this poor country during this time. Seems as the world just sat back and watched and did nothing.

One book you’re currently reading
The World is Flat - it's a bestseller - history of the 21st Century and the impact of globalization in the world - fascinating!

One book you’ve been meaning to read
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Now tag five people -
Nike's Psyche, Emily, Mary Beth, LutheranChik, and Norma


Carolanne said...

Thanks for doing the book meme. It was hard to choose the "one book" that changed your life and you're right in your assessment that they have a way of shaping us along.
The Poisonwood Bible sounds interesting - what is it about?
I also like the sound of Merley and Me.
Oh I love to read!

Mary Beth said...

Oooooeeee! I love being tagged!

Big hug to YOU and I'm off to do it.

And I love your choices, too.

Hey Cathy! You gonna play in the Dishcloth Exchange? I thought of you right away. Can I tag someone for that? Guess not. But I recommend it to you! Check it out at my place or at