A Book Meme. Tagged by fugly pugly.

1. One Book That Changed Your Life:

I'm with fat little pug on this one. The books I fell in love with as a child shaped my love of not only reading, but books. The shape and feel, smell and sound of a book. It is why I can't do libraries. I need to own the book. I'll go with Anne of Green Gables, The Little House series, and Island of the Blue Dolphins.

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

The Anne of Green Gables books. All 8 of them.

3. One Book You'd Want on a Desert Island:

Is this a desert island, or a deserted island? Because how much more unlucky could you get than to find yourself on a desert island. I feel like I should make some obvious choice of the complete idiot's guide to boat building, 101 coconut recipes, or divining for dummies

4. One Book That Made You Laugh:

Youth in Revolt by CD Payne. pugly probably remembers me reading this book and laughing like a lunatic. 14 year old boys are hysterical.

5. One Book That Made You Cry:

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Bawled. I sounded like a Basset Hound.

6. One Book That You Wish Had Been Written:

You're all alone. Essays on being an expat in the south.

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

Babywise by Gary Ezzo. Come on people. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics has a warning against this book. Stop treating your children like showdogs.

8. The Book That You Are Currently Reading:

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn. Again.

9. One Book That You've Been Meaning to Read:

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

10. Your Favorite Guilty Pleasure Book(s): Do encyclopedias count? It ain't harlequin romance novels, but I get the same excitement out of them.

I tag Birdy (my voracious reader), and anyone else who would like to participate.

8 rubber neckers:

fat little pug said...

Oh yay. You totally got me into the Anne books. I was opposed, if you'll remember. Now, I stand totally corrected, I love the movies and the books.

sweetviolet said...

anne's a spitfire. i knew you would like her.

Ɯbermilf said...

I never looked at the Babywise book. So I had to see what it was.

If I had unwittingly bought that book, I would hunt down Ezzo and smashed him on the head with it. Not that I advocate violence.

sweetviolet said...

makes me wish babywise was a bigger book. perhaps their "growing children god's way" is a little thicker...

WunEyedDog said...

I did your stinking meme, so there. Just kidding, that was a good one. I've read Anne too, but it's been many, many long years. Not exactly my style.

ChiroMum said...

You know I"m a fan of the Anne books...and NOT a fan of the Ezzo's...I'll have to do this meme some day! Oh, as for the 'Growing children God's way', that along with Babywise was given as a gift to us when beebabe was born. I didn't make it through much of either, and both books suffered being flung across rooms after every page or so. I've kept them only as a reminder as to what NOT to do.

Melliferous Pants said...

I cannot believe I've never read Anne...please don't hate me but I've only seen (about a hundred times) the PBS mini series (which I love).

Also LOVED Youth in Revolt.

sweetviolet said...

birdy- see. that's why you're cool.

chiro- you have to keep them anyway...otherwise some less compassionate person could get their grubby hands on them.

pants- that's the weird thing about me and anne. i LOVE the books. and i LOVE kevin sullivan's movies (probably what you saw on pbs), despite the fact that by the 3rd movie, there was little if any of the book left.


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