Sunday, August 06, 2006

Book Tag

I got tagged by my friend Erin in a blog-based chain survey. Here are the obligatory questions and my answers.

1. One book that changed your life: The Stand was my teenage introduction into adult literature. From Nancy Drew to Stephen King. BAM!

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: The sci-fi classic Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Card is a captivating writer who's great with paiting a picture.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: The Histories by Herodotus because the only way I'll ever get around to reading this book is if I'm on a desert island.

4. One book that made you laugh: The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson, who has a keen grasp on the world of 7 year old boys. Heck, he probably is a 7 year old boy.

5. One book that made you cry: Wild At Heart by John Eldredge because it allowed me to understand My Geek on a deeper level.

6. One book that you wish had been written: No One Likes You When You're a Bitch. (That's a great title! I should use that.)

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown. This is one of three books that taught me how to be a bitch in the eighties.

8. One book you’re currently reading: Cosmic Banditos by A. C. Weisbecker. I picked this up because it's been made into a movie starring John Cusack, one of my favorite actors.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. Anytime I talk to people about postmoderism or Rob Bell's book, Velvet Elvis, they say, "Have you read Blue Like Jazz?"

10. Now tag five people: This may die with me. I only know of only five people who read my blog (*blush*) and they've all been tagged except for My Geek. If you are like me and read a lot of blogs but rarely post, please take this opportunity to post a comment here and say "Hello."


Heather said...

Nancy Drew still scares me if I'm alone at night, so Stephen King will remain unopened (except for his On Writing, which I'm anxious to start).
Loved Calvin and Hobbes. Reading these comics is a glimpse into my husband's childhood.

Erin said...

I loved your "I wish this book had been written" title. You're a stitch.

(Now repeat this three times to yourself and douse your head in ice water.) "Snap Out Of It."

rhon said...

Heather - I'm the same way with horror movies. I can read just about anything but I can't see the movie.

Erin - I think I've decided that that's going to be the title of my autobiography. The closing chapter will be titled "Snap Out Of It."

Erin said...

I'd be interested to see Leatherwing's selections. Think he'd get in on this one?

Erin said...

Nevermind. I just found it. :)