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Book Meme
Ah, books. I love books. I don't read enough books. I gacked this from indefatigable42.

1. I'm currently reading: Grandmothers of the Light by Paula Gunn Allen in the reading room and Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott in my purse.
2. Next I'll read: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez in the reading room and The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman in my purse.
3. The best book I read in the past year was: Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett.
4. The book I'm most looking forward to reading is: Whatever the next Terry Pratchett novel is. :-)
5. My favourite author is: Roald Dahl forever! But I'm also fond of Pratchett.
6. My favourite book from childhood is: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl.
7. My favourite book from when I was a teenager is: Ditto.
8. The first western I read was: I don't think I've yet to read a western.
9. The first romance I read was: I've tried reading romances, but I never finish them. However, I (and judiang, my backer) paid good money for an autographed copy of Elusive Paradise by Eleanor Frost (the penname of our dear friend elsaf.)
10. The first mystery I read was: The Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie (though I did read old Encylopedia Brown books before then).
11. The first coming-of-age story I read was: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume.
12. The first "ethnic" writer I read was: Maya Angelou (if that counts for "ethnic" - I mean, she's not my ethnicity... I know that surprises you, Judi!) - her book Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas.
13. The first science-fiction/fantasy book I read was: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
14. I wish I spent more time reading: Yes indeedy doo. I envy Granny who gets a truckload of books from the library every two weeks and gets them all read and then goes back for more.
15. The book I think was the greatest waste of my time to read was: Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. I didn't get more than one chapter read and more than half of that was footnotes. Dreadful man, that Hitler.
16. The person who most encouraged me to read was: My parents - they used to read to me while I took my bath. I still picture one of them (either mom or dad) sitting on the toilet seat and reading something by Dahl or someone else.
17. The book I'm embarrassed to admit I liked is: Storm Harvest by Perry & Tucker (a 7th Doc BBC book).
18. I think people could be encouraged to read through: finding books with characters that resonate with them. Heck, I read the book Nobody Likes Trina by Phyllis A Whitney several times because there was actually a character in it called Trina! Do you know how special that was for me?
19. My current favourite genre is: mystery and quirky fantasy (Pratchett, Fforde and the like).
20. The one book that I'd recommend to almost anyone is: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon.

And YAY - for now, my new animated icon is working. Woohoo! (I may have to tinker with it a bit - the words may be going too quickly.)

[Edit 9:35pm - With input from elsaf I decided that it was, indeed, too fast. So I went back to Animation Shop and I think it works much better now. Animated icons are EASY - once you know how. ;-)]

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antiwesley From: antiwesley Date: March 21st, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)


I found a copy of "Elusive Paradise" online. :)
I won't say how much, since I know Elsa reads this, but I never knew that she actually had a book published...

As soon as I get it, I'll have to ship it off and get it autographed, so it can sit in my collection
with many other fine autographed books. (the best being Col. Frank Borman. *grin*)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: March 21st, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Shh...

Come to the next Paulapalooza and have her sign it in PERSON. That's the true honor! :-)
antikythera From: antikythera Date: March 21st, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Haddon book was almost my choice for 'what I'm reading next', actually. Saw it downtown today and read a few pages. This is going to be a can't-put-down type of book, I think.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: March 21st, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
We have a couple of autistic children at our school and reading Dog in the Nighttime certainly helped me to understand them a bit better. I think any teachers should read the book for sure, but it's readable enough for anyone, really.

(And I'm still having troubles with the new icon - but if I right click on the red X and click on "Show Picture" it pops up.)
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