Saturday, August 05, 2006

One book meme

I was tagged by Heather to do the One Book meme that has been going here goes! I'm a bit worried that my answers are going to be a little less literary than most but never mind!!

One Book....That Changed Your Life

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Not because there was any great message that I took away from the book, or he became my new favourite author, but because I joined my first ever online book groups, which led to more online groups, which led to moderating online groups and blogging, which led to online friends, and me spending goodness only knows how many hours on the computer every day!

One Book....That You've Read More Than Once

I don't reread often, so there aren't many books that I have read more than once, although I have read bits of Cross Stitch (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon more than once!

One Book....That You'd Want on a Desert Island

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Long, complex and something that I am sure you can take different things from each time you read it.

One Book....That Made You Laugh

The Stephanie Plum books! I remember distinctly thinking that if someone had to see me when I was reading those books that I was crazy as because I would be lying in bed crying laughing. Even after putting the book down to go to sleep, I would just have to think about what I had written and I would still crack up!

One Book....That Made You Cry

The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney. I read that book in one sitting one day and sobbed my heart out during the last half in particular but it was still funny and warm.

One Book....That You Wish Had Been Written

I am going to go with the book that I read recently. I wish that Irene Nemirovsky had lived to write the final two or three parts of her book as I would be interested to see how all the loose threads were tied together.

One Book....That You Wish Had Never Been Written

Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I really enjoyed this book for what it was when I read it - a fast paced read with an interesting theory. The fact that I read it ages ago and it is still controversial, and spawning heaps of DVC wannabe books mean that I am pretty much over it! Or maybe it is because my work has just put a series of posters up that tap into the whole Da Vinci Code thing....things work slowly in my organisation!!

One Book....That You Are Currently Reading

Watermelon by Marian Keyes. I have read a few of her books but wanted to start at the beginning of the Walsh sisters books before working up to her latest release. So far I am a bit underwhelmed by it all!

One Book....You've Been Meaning to Read

Just one book I have been meaning to read huh? Just one, I have loads of them...(insert thinking music here)....I am going to say Exit Unicorns by Cindy Brandner. I have started this book and got half way through and absolutely loved it, but then other things have got in the book groups and library deadlines. I will get to it again soon! Soon...hopefully.

Now I am supposed to tag 5 people, but I think most people have been tagged. How about Rosario, Susan Higginbotham, Devonna, Darla and whoever else wants to do it!


  1. I tried to read that Marquez book and couldn't get into it at all. I think I have a mental block against him. But it's cool it got you involved in your groups and blogging!!

    I loooooved Outlander. Loved it.

    I also LOVE Stephanie Plum. She's always good for a good laugh. And I totally love Ranger. Yum.

    Aw I really liked Watermelon. I'm sorry to see you are not very impressed. I also liked her Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married.

  2. Watermelon ended up being okay..just a bit darker than I was expecting from when I read her earlier books!