Â I haven’t been tagged with a Meme for ages but recently my Welsh blogging buddy Tickersoid tagged me with this book meme.
1.Â One book you have read more than once.
I haven’t readÂ Â most of my fiction more than once except for the tales of Narnia.Â Â Some of my self help and dog training books have become a bit dog eared through re-reading andÂ reference. Â Â My copy of Covey’s ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ is one I refer to when I’m in need of a ‘tune up’.Â
2. One book you would want on a desert island.
*whines*Â Can’t I have my computer on a desert island?Â I have a hard time thinking of just one book.Â This is tough.Â If you could count the Lord of the Rings trilogy as one book, I’d take that. I’ve been meaning to re-read it.
(Actually, now that I’ve really thought about these questions, I’d probably bring the book I mention in #9).
3. One book that made you laugh.
A lot of books have made me laugh.Â I have one vivid memory of reading a book when I was a teenager and I was laughing so much that my brother came to my room to investigate. Maybe he thought I’d gone off the deep end.Â The book wasÂ “The Summer of ’42” . I should re-read it to see if I still find it so funny!
4. One book that made you cry.
Oh man, lots of books have made me cry. Almost any story that portrays injustice certainly makes me cry.Â Just recently the kids were watching ‘Black Beauty’ and I remembered reading that book when I was younger. I cried for days. When they were watching the movie a while ago, I couldn’t sit with them.Â Â The way that humankind treats animalkind is one sensitive area for me.
5.Â One book I wish I had written.
I honestly have never had the desire to write a book. I don’t recall ever finishing a book and thinking ‘I wish I had written that’.
6.Â One book you wish had never been written.
Again, I can’t think of one.Â I haven’t purposely read any hateful literature.Â Sometimes I don’t like the content of a book or completey disagree with what is in between the covers, but I don’t think ‘that should never have been written’.Â Censorship is another sensitive area for me.Â I think people should read widely on any and all topics and make decisions/judgements about the valueÂ based on their ethics and morals.Â I get really mad when I see the books that some people want banned from schools because they might have a bit of foul language or sexual content, even if the message is outstanding.
7.Â One book I am currently reading.
I never seem to have just one book on the go. Now I’m reading The Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connolly, and Memories of God, by Roberta Bondi.
8. Â One book I have meant to read.
A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey. A girlfriend lent it to me last winter and Â I’ve started it a couple of times but not finished.
9. Â One book that changed your life.
Another tough question.Â A lot of books have touched me. Did one change my life?Â Maybe one.
I can think of one book that made me truly understand about choice, and the fact that, no matter what, you have a choice and, ultimately, control over your thoughts and feelings. That book is “Man’s Search for Meaning”, by Victor Frankl.Â Its a book I’d recommend to everyone.Â Here is a synopsis/review that might tweak your interest.
I’m tempted to NOT tag anyone because I won’t have time to check up on blogs for a few days. However, there are a few blogging friends who I’d like to hear the answers for these questions from.Â (What a bad sentence that was!! See why I don’t want to write a book?)Â
Some of you may have done this but I’m tagging Logo, Mireille, Monika, G, and Puppytoes.Â I’d like to tag Doug too but I don’t know if you’ll do a meme! Pretty please? If anyone else who reads this want to answer the questions on their blog…by all means do it. Let me know and I’ll pop by to read it.
In other news,Â I won’t be around to visit my regular blogs as much as usual but please don’tÂ think I’ve forgotten about you. Â Things are really hectic in both my home and work lives.Â Â The next couple of months are going to be very trying. This announcement made last week, will have a huge impact on me, my coworkers, Â and even my community.Â
p.s.Â Dog Tales are finally finished!