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Monday, July 31, 2006

All About Books

Sandi Glahn, Benji’s “writin’ mama” and ultra-cool DTS prof tagged me on her blog about books. Here’s my response:

1. One book that changed your life: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. I read it my sophomore year of college after taking what I call my “hiatus from God” – my freshman year. I freakin’ love that Quaker.

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: September by Rosamunde Pilcher.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. I mean, if something is going to tell you “get over it” that you’re on a desert island, this is the book.

4. One book that made you laugh: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.

5. One book that made you cry: Marley and Me by John Grogan. I bawled like a baby when Marley died.

6. One book that you wish had been written: Using PMS to work FOR you, not AGAINST you. I mean, really.

7. One book that you wish had never been written: God is a Conservative. Ok, in its defense, I’ve actually not read it and hear that it is fairly objective, but still…I HATE that title!

8. One book you’re currently reading: Two, actually: Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott and A Million Little Pieces by James Frey.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky. I’ve had it for two years now and shrink away from it each time I’m done with a book because it looks so daunting.

10. Now tag five people: I’m going to make it 3, also; Benj, Amber and Nicole!


At 6:10 PM, Blogger San said...

Just superb. Love your writing style. This makes me want to order about $100 worth of "Greta's-recommendation" books off Amazon. Thanks for answering my tag. :)

At 6:02 AM, Blogger amber said...

oh you di'int!

coming soon...

At 10:04 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Found this site through Sandi's.
Love your pics. Been meaning to read some Sedaris. Brothers Karamazov is not so bad. Long, yes, dog day long (dog day is apparently my phrase of the day), and tangental (I'm thinkin' the man had no editor to keep him focused) but a good cry, nice justice and redemptive themes, and worth the time.
Let me know when that PMS book comes out. I don't know who will buy it first: my husband or me.

At 8:04 PM, Blogger Kevin Stilley said...

Thanks for sharing. When I read Sedaris "Me Talk Pretty One Day" I laughed my head off, but felt guilty for the whole time.

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Erin said...

I also found you via Sandi. :) And I almost wrote "Naked" by David Sedaris as my laugh-out-loud book. And, yes, I felt guilty for enjoying myself.


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