Monday, August 07, 2006
2. One book you have read more than once? Of Human Bondage (and in the Guilty Pleasure category - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
3. One book you would want on a desert island? The Better Huts and Hammocks Desert Island Cookbook
4. One book that made you laugh? The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
5. One book that made you cry? Many books have gotten me a little misty-eyed over the years, but none have matched Bridge to Terabithia for pure cathartic-sob-inducing power.
6. One book you wish had been written? Umberto Eco For Dummies (see #8)
7. One book you wish had never had been written? Malleus Maleficarum
8. One book you are currently reading? The Name of The Rose
9. One book you have been meaning to read: Pornified
10. Now tag five people Jean, AdequateDer, RenEv, EL, AmberRhea
My guilty pleasure is Stephen King, so...don't feel bad!
I accept your tagging. :)
I think you were tagged twice, once by me, once by someone else. 'cuz U R 2 popular! (I wish there was some "alt + seventh-grade" functionality built into the keyboard in order to dot "i"s and make exclamation/question marks with hearts or smiley faces...)
If someone else tagged me, I missed it. Now I am sooooo embarrassed!
I LOVE "Rose". Unfortunately I saw the movie first("palimpsest" is right)as a young teenager and was not expecting the intellectual behemoth I encountered when first reading it. I finished it about three days ago, this having been my first reread of it in nearly ten years. It kicked my entire ass again but I absorbed it in a way I could not some time ago. As AP is reading it now I wouldn't want to let anything slip in dialogue but I just wanted to see what you though of it.
Once upon a time (about 4 years ago, if anyone's counting) I was on my way to a class at the local community college. I got into the elevator and saw that the only other person in the elevator with me was a fellow about my age, well dressed, well groomed, holding a copy of "Foucalt's Pendulum".
I said "is that Umberto Eco in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"
sadly, it worked.
Antiprince caught my attention by reciting entire pages of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from memory.
sure, it ain't Shakespeare, but I was so astonished at the time that someone else was even aware of Douglas Adams that it swept me off my feet.
It's been about three years since I did that one. (Weirdly, I've had Baudolino for about the same time and haven't started it yet.)