boojum42 (boojum42) wrote,

book meme

So I guess I better meme. Actual life update coming soon.

1. One book that changed your life
probably Godel Escher Bach, although I never finished reading it, was one of the things that got me into linguistics.
But then so were The Lord of the Rings and Through the Looking Glass.

2. One book you have read more than once
I'm with LBS: only one? But _The Lord of the Rings_ may be the most common one (or three) for me to re-read.

3. One book you would want on a desert island
Hmm maybe the complete works of Shakespeare? It would take a while to read it all.
But like dr_whom I would especially want a book that would help me get off a desert island.

4. One book that made you laugh
Good Omens.

5. One book that made you cry
The Lorax.

6. One book you wish had been written
Aside from, say, the last book of the WoT? (I'm still hoping...)
Maybe the version of Much Ado About Nothing where Hero dumps Claudio for being a jerk who doesn't trust her, instead of marrying him after all.
Only that would make the ending less cheery, and cheer is fun. So I dunno.

7. One book you wish had never been written
Would it be wrong to say Crossroads of Twilight?
I really do want the WoT to finish, so I suppose I can't veto intermediate steps, but that one didn't feel like anyone accomplished a darn thing. In contrast Knife of Dreams was actually pretty good.

8. One book you are currently reading
I just finished Vingt Ans Apres (=Twenty Years After, Alexandre Dumas) and Son of a Witch (Maguire, the sequel to Wicked). I also just bought A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay so I may start that soon.

9. One book you have been meaning to read
Le Morte D'Arthur. (I started it but then got sidetracked.)

10. Now tag five people!
Hmm, that would involve looking up who has already done it, which I'm too lazy to do.
ephermata, if you haven't already and if you feel like it.
sandmantv, ditto.
lwa341, if you even see this.
Any others who haven't been tagged yet and wanna do this.
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