Friday, September 01, 2006

I've been book tagged!!

Oh dear! I've never been tagged before! Well, I love a challenge and thanks to MB at Silly Humans. I used to be an omnivorous reader before the internets came along, and it seems like now I have to "make time" for books. Isn't that the way of the world these days? I hope it's not cheating if I sometimes include alternate choices, but I am indecisive to a fault.

A book that changed my life
An oversized coffee table book of Salvador Dali's paintings (and limited bio and quotations) that I've had since the 60s. It was a great source of inspiration.

A book I've read more than once
Not really "a" book, but these are inseparable: "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy", also "The Hobbit" by Tolkien. I read these periodically, once a year, something like that. I've read The Silmarillion and several other ancillary Middle Earth books that have been partially or will someday be re-read.

A book I would take with me if I were stuck on a desert island
Actually, what I would need is a book called "How to Survive Until You Can Escape a Desert Island". That book probably doesn't exist, so It would have to be something funny, a cartoon book -- probably one of Gary Larson's Far Side series. Wouldn't that be ironic? It would need to be one of the large-format versions so I could tie it to my head for shade.

A book that made me laugh
"776 Stupidest Things Ever Said"

A book that made me cry
I can't really remember crying over a book, it has been many years since that happened and I was probably a child, maybe a young adult. I am not a cryer except for when watching a few certain movies, but that's another topic. Otherwise -- stiff upper lip.

A book that I wish had been written
"The Memoirs of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, My Life in Retrospect".

A book I wish had never been written
I should say "re-written" -- The current version of the Bible (in all its translations) because it has been so twisted, distorted and changed by the Church and Powers-that-be to suit their own megalomaniacal goals of world control and domination. It would have been a worthy bit of historical reading had it not been changed into propaganda. The original versions have been suppressed or destroyed. It's right up there with all the great conspiracies on the world.

A book I've been meaning to read
"The Odyssey" by Homer. Also "Defying Hitler" by Sebastian Haffner. I don't have that one or I would be reading it now. I bought one through eBay but it arrived with so much writing in ink on the inside that it was practically two books in one. I would prefer to think up my own commentary and would never write it down in the book. I got a refund for it.

A book I'm currently reading
I am not avidly reading a book right now, I am sort of between books, but tiding me over is a very nice coffee table book published by Barnes & Noble called "Celtic Myth, Heroes of the Dawn". I have a LOT to learn about Celtic Mythology. I am anxiously awaiting the final installment of Harry Potter. Mr. B and I will have to toss a coin to see who gets it first.

OK, now it's time to tag someone else, so how about Ptelea and Pissed Off Patricia?


Michael Bains said...

It would need to be one of the large-format versions so I could tie it to my head for shade.

Sorta the ULTRA LARGE PRINT version, eh? lol

And your Kennedy Memoirs idea... {sighhh} and Wow! 'Tis true.


Ptelea said...

I also find that the internet and blogging kind of interfer with my reading time - oh well! At least there is no shortage of books when you do find the time.

Blueberry said...

I wish it was really possible just to "make time". What's the recipe for that? ;-)