Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tagged Stuff

I'm down with the cool kids, I'm in with the in crowd, I'm one of the boys...
I got tagged!

1. One book that’s changed your life.
A Wrinkle In Time by Madelyn D'Engle. It gave me a love for sci-fi.

2. One book that you have read more than once.
Pride and Prejudice by Austin - I read it every year.

3. One book that you would want on a deserted island
Araminta Station by Jack Vance to take me away from my lonliness, starvation and impending death.

4. One book that made you cry
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston is the first tearjerker that came to mind. The Color Purple by Alice Walker, The Good Earth by Pearl Buck - there are so many that have made me cry.

5. One book that made you laugh.
Six Of One by Rita Mae Brown

6. One book you wish had been written.
Another in either Sarah Shankman's or Anne George's series.

7. One book you wish had never been written.
I don't like this question.

8. One book you are currently reading.
I'm re-reading The Old Wine Sellers by Martha Grimes.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read.
Sequel to Tracy Hickman's and wife's series but I'm waiting for paperback - Ca't afford hardcover.

10. One book you're glad to own.
All of them
11. One book from which you must read aloud.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.

I just found the tag at Macarena's site: http://macarena-de-verano.blogspot.com/2006/10/book-whore-one-book.html

29 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

No comic book?

Elitist :)

~Macarena~ said...

You're one of the girls, though I got it from a boy.

2. I've only seen the movie, and Mr. Darcy is an asshole.

3. Thank you so much for not perpetuating "desert island." What a relief.

4. Tea Cake!

7. Yay!!!!!!!

10. Yay!!!!!!!

11. I do not like them, Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham. Oddly, I own this, but not my answer.

(I used the #s as links to my books, so you've inadvertently copied them.)

Trebuchet said...

1. LADY, I'M BACK! Thanks for your notes of concern/encouragement/dripping sarcasm. Love that.

2. A Wrinkle in Time is one of my all time favorite books. Good lord, it kept me on the edge of my 8-year-old seat. That and A Bridge To Terebithia were real landmarks to my childhood.

I read A Tale of Two Cities and Siddartha every year. It's nice to have books to call home like that. Sid changed my life. Layer by layer, that book is an onion of eye-openers and an incredible philosophy lesson.

C said...

I like Dr. Seuss too. I especially like Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I got into The Great Gatsby. It's good summer reading.

Atlas Shrugged, too.

mist1 said...

A Wrinkle in Time is incredible. Got the box set last year.

Christina_the_wench said...

To Kill a Mockingbird and any Judy Blume books. Had to be said.

Maria said...

cute post...I copied.

Amadeo said...

A wrinkle in Time was pretty good.

Blonde Vigilante said...

Green Eggs and Ham demands to be read aloud.

Lynn said...

You need to start reading Mary Gaitskill and Nicole Krauss.

~Deb said...

It's funny. A lot of us will read a book---and keep it forever. I'm one of those people. I refuse to give up any of my favorite books.

Great list!

Kav said...

Nice list jali. Getting tagged in blogland is the equivalent of getting made in the mafia. You're untouchable now. ;-)

Steph said...

I love all Jane Austins books. I wanna find me a Mr Darcy :P

jali said...

mr. fab,
No good comic book stores in my area..(psst. do you guys think he went for that answer?)

mac,
Thanks for the tag! I was a virgin and it wasn't as painful as I was led to believe.

trebuchet,
'Bout time! You were missed, missy! I watched "A Wrinkle" as a made for TV movie a couple of years ago and I loved it. I got that magical feeling back.

c,
I never read, "Where The Sidewalk Ends" -I'm not beyond reading it now. I love to recapture that "kid" feeling.

lbb,
I don't remember reading it (I'm sure it was assigned to me at some point. I'm reading what I consider classics this fall. I just started, "Catcher In The Rye" and it feels just like the first time. I remembered exactly how I felt the first time. (I had to look up the grippe.)

mist,
I still love it!

christine,
OMG - I love TKAM!

maria,
I'll come check out your answers.

amadeo,
You're the first guy I know that really liked it.

blonde,
I love to read it aloud.

lynn,
I'll google them a little later and check them out on a literature foru, - better yet I'll ask my dudes at "The Straight Dope".

deb,
Thanks. I'd love to see yours.

kav,
I'm made. Wow! (I just watched Goodfellas on Wed. night)

steph,
The humor in the writing is the best to me. I've always admired Mr. Darcy.

Evolution of gina said...

I wanna be tagged... but then, hell, I just wanna be read. Sighs.

Ooh! Fresh bubbles!

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

I've just decided that I'm gonna be a loudmouthed Philly fan all week. Hee hee!

E-A-G-L-E-S... EAGLES!!!

~d (tilde) said...

I am going to let my boobs hang out a bit longer and then mebbe do this meme! Mmmm!

The Leonard Files said...

Clearly Jali you would wish: Another in either Sarah Shankman's or Anne George's series - not to be written, so you could write it.

As for not liking question 7, you have clearly never read "Captains Glory" by William Shatner, to be honest, neither have I, only a few pages in a book shop due to initial disbelief.

~Macarena~ said...

Oh, Jali, where's the trust?
You should have said you were a virgin before.

CP said...

Love books.
Love.
Any book.
All books.

Love them all.

CP.

jali said...

gina,
This is an official TAG!

rev. steve,
Did you SEE my giants? (making b-ball gesture my sack crew used 7 times)

tilde,
Don't hesitate - just do it! (will I get compensation from that sneaker manufacturer for promoting their tagline?)

jali said...

t.l.f,
I know that Anne George has died - I keep hoping that a "missing" novel will turn up. I can't find anything on Sarah Shankman. They both write with such humor and grace - I'm not ready!
See...now I have to check out William Shatner too - my curiosity is aroused.

macarena,
Would it have mattered to you? At least you were gentle.

cp,
Me too - sounds goofy, but they're like old friends - if I need to feel better, I know just what to read.

Video X said...

oh! you read a lot...hee hee. I do not make the time for such activity (I was going to say that I don't have the time...but that is of course always just a lame excuse). I start a LOT of books...and never finish :(

C said...

I just noticed your blogs of the week. I am glad you added MIST - she rocks

dirk.mancuso said...

Jali, just when I think I can't like you anymore you reveal you are not only an avid reader but a varied one as well.

You so make me smile.

Hot Coffee Girl said...

You were one of the cool kids before you got tagged. But nice to know you are a fellow Jane fan.

L. Fishburne said...

Jali,
I have been interested in you and what you have to say for awhile. It was the comment about:
Pride and Prejudice that made me smile.

Be well.

mike said...

This tagging stuff is making the rounds again...i actually broke down and did one today that was sent to me a few months ago.

(Yeah....I'm quick like that.)