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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bookish Meme

I haven't blogged about books and reading for awhile but I liked this blog meme I came across on a blog I like---Naked Without Books, and decided it was time a for a bookish blog post. This is what the blogger at Naked Without Books says about this meme:
"I stole (then shamelessly altered) this meme from Bookfool who in turn stole it from another blog. Now you know what to do, right?"
So here goes:

A book that made you cry: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (I read this one in fifth grade, it was my first encounter with a novel that did not end happily)

A book that scared you: Hiroshima by John Hersey, An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

A book that made you laugh: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

A book that surprised you with its plot twist: The Family Tree by Sheri S. Tepper

A book you loved as a preschooler: Many Moons by James Thurber

A book you loved in elementary school: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

A book you loved in middle school: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A book you loved in high school: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

A book you hated in high school: The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

A book you loved in college: The Great Cosmic Mother by Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor

A book that challenged your identity: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

A book you have that's all worn out and falling apart and bound together with duct tape, but you refuse to part with it: my first copy of The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer

A series you love: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien ( I recently found an old poloroid of me in high school--1967? and I was wearing a button that said: "Frodo lives!")

Favorite SF: The Gate to Women's County by Sheri S. Tepper

Favorite fantasy: The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Favorite comic book: any Wonder Women comics

Favorite mystery: currently, Maisie Dobbbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Favorite classic: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Favorite book of poetry: New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver, Sisters of the Earth ed. by Lorraine Anderson (So hard to pick here-I have so many favorite poets!)

Favorite romance: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Favorite Art History book: The Power of Feminist Art by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard

Favorite Craft Book: 500 Beaded Objects ed. by Terry Krautwurst

Favorite Nature Writing: Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams, Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Favorite Alaskan Book : Raven by Dale DeArmond

A book that's not on this list: Traveling Mercies by Ann Lamott

Quote for the Day:
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” -- Jorge Luis Borges


Mary Timme said...

I'm so bad about titles and authors but I love reading, always have, I believe. I can't imagine a world where I couldn't read. No wonder those people in the dark ages got so confused. They didn't have books to check stuff out.

susan said...

what a wonderful list! i am impressed with the breadth of the titles...

Aurora said...

Hi Susan--well, I used to own a Used and Rare Bookstore (for 4 years) and have worked in the bookselling industry for over 12 I 'm a bit aof a bibliophile...

Bybee said...

Great job on your meme! You had categories that I wish I'd thought poetry, for example. I really liked "Many Moons" also, but didn't get to it until grade school. I'm a big Thurber fan.