Interstellar Adventures

August 3, 2006

One Book

Filed under: Memes & Quizzes — by InterstellarLass @ 7:33 am

Thank you to Claire at Being Me for this tag. I used to read a lot more, and holding an English degree, that makes sense. There are so many fantastic books out there. This was tough.

One book that has changed your life: The Awakening by Kate Chopin. This book is so powerful, and at the time it was written, was revolutionary in the depection of women and mothers and the institution of marriage. At the time I read it, I could identify about a thousand percent with Edna Pontellier.

One book that you’ve read more than once: The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carles. This was Elle’s favorite book as a toddler. That catepillar can really pack away the grub!

One book you’d want on a desert island: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. It could tell me how to build shelter, hunt for food, collect water, and a myriad of other survival techniques.

One book that made you laugh: Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins. The book starts off with a vision of a silver Airstream trailer painted to look like a giant turkey, has a talking Can o’ Beans, Dirty Sock, Spoon, Painted Stick and Conch Shell, and features a restaurant co-owned by and Arab and Jew to promote world peace.

One book that made you cry: Beloved by Toni Morrison. This book is fantastically written and so emotional.

One book that you wish had been written: The Book of the Future. Like one of those books with multiple endings depending on what you choose for the character to do. Only it would be my life. Except I would try and figure out all the possible choices and combinations before making one.

One book you’re currently reading: I’m not reading anything at the moment. I should be. I have several on the nightstand.

One book you’ve been meaning to read: Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel–Why Everything You Know is Wrong by John Stossel. Really Nick, I promise. I’m going to read this one day. Really. I promise. But only for you. I told you I don’t like non-fiction very much.

And to change it up just a bit, I added this question rather than tagging.

One book you haven’t been able to finish: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I know how it ends. But I’ve never read the ending. I can only get to where Humbert takes Lolita off in the car after her mom dies, and then I can’t read anymore. This book disturbs me very much. I have nightmares when I read it. I will finish this book one day.

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9 Comments »

  1. I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar. My toddler has the caterpillar doll, too, and she makes him eat his way through the book when I read it to her. It’s SO CUTE!

    Love your new site! 🙂

    Comment by Suburban Turmoil — August 3, 2006 @ 8:21 am |Reply

  2. I love all those books by Eric Carle… they’re so wonderful! I actually really love kid’s books, which is odd because I don’t really like kids. But I just love the pictures… I wish they made pictures books for adults.

    Anyways, I’m rambling. Awesome, insightful post. Well done!

    Comment by jess — August 3, 2006 @ 8:26 am |Reply

  3. Thank you for putting this up. I am always on the look out for new reading material. Not that I ever have time to read, but I like to thing that I might. 🙂 The John Stossel book sounds like something Brian would like.

    Comment by Jolynn — August 3, 2006 @ 9:29 am |Reply

  4. Wow, these all sound like really great books – except for that Very Hungry Caterpillar. I have SO surpassed the saturation point on that one!

    I love reading too, but it’s so hard to find the time. We have the worse case scenario handbook, in case I ever have to deliver a baby in a car.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — August 3, 2006 @ 12:40 pm |Reply

  5. The Very Hungry Catepillar was one of my favourites as a child aswell!! I like extra question you put in…I’ve finished Lolita and like you had nightmares, it’s not a comfortable read.

    Thanks for taking part!

    Comment by Claire — August 3, 2006 @ 12:59 pm |Reply

  6. I’m not sure I could ever read Lolita….as a mother, it hits a nerve

    Comment by KaraMia — August 3, 2006 @ 1:54 pm |Reply

  7. You know I tried reading Great Expectations like three times and I could never get through it. I like books about serial killers and things like that. I just bought one on Ebay called Beneath the Skin, that I loved but loaned out and never got back. I missed that book!

    Comment by Kate — August 3, 2006 @ 7:09 pm |Reply

  8. Great meme, Lass.
    I think I’m going to jump back and tag myself.

    ~m

    Comment by michaelm — August 6, 2006 @ 6:17 am |Reply

  9. What a great idea. I agree with you on Beloved, for sure.

    Comment by Gypsy — August 7, 2006 @ 8:23 am |Reply


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