Karen at Gem of the Ocean had this going and I thought I would do it too, even though I am pretty literary-challenged.
1. One book that changed your life.
I haven’t read a book that has profoundly impacted my life, but there are some that have stuck with me. Most anything by Charles Dickens, especially Tale of Two Cities and of course, The Christmas Carol. Also, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
2. One book that you've read more than once.
Catcher in the Rye
3. One book that you'd want on a desert island.
A survival book
A photo album
4. One book that made you laugh.
Anything and everything by P.J. O’Rourke
5. One book that made you cry.
I can’t say I’ve ever read a book that made me cry. When I was a child, I never read for pleasure, so didn’t encounter Diary of Anne Frank, Little House, Anne of the Green Gables, etc. As an adult, it wasn’t until recently that I ever read much that wasn’t a text book, since there were a LOT of text books I had to read. Reading was more of a chore than a pleasure. When I was pregnant with my son, I started to read some mysteries and more recently started reading some theological/religious books.
6. One book that you wish had been written.
Experiences of a Soul on his Journey through the After Life, (Ma Beck already mentioned Our Lady’s Diary, which would easily be the book I’d wish had been written, but since that’s been taken...the non-fiction version, not like Dante's Purgatory.)
7. One book that you wish had never been written.
Any romance novel. My mom used to read these mind-numbers, but I’ve never read one – ever. I would rather commit hari-kari than read one of these things.
8. One book that you're currently reading.
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D. A recommendation by Ma Beck. Very, very good. Maybe this book should be the freshman English selection at UST instead of Handmaid’s Tale.
9. One book you've been meaning to read.
T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton. I’ve read the rest of the series, A-S, and am dying to read the latest.
Tagging anyone who's read the Dick and Jane series.
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