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Nine Books Meme

August 12th, 2006 (08:06 am)
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I found this meme at Big A little a.

1. One book that changed your life: "Changed your life" is such a heavy phrase. I cannot apply that to any book. Many books have inspired me.

2. One book you have read more than once: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

3. One book you would want on a desert island: The NeverEnding Story by Michael Ende

4. One book that made you laugh: Frozen Rodeo by Catherine Clark

5. One book that made you cry: Wizards at War by Diane Duane

6. One book you wish had been written: Had this been asked of me a few years ago, I would have responded, "Another Body of Evidence novel." Thankfully, more than three years after Brain Trust was released, Pocket Books finally gave Christopher Golden and Rick Hautala the go-ahead to write two more novels. Last Breath came out in October 2004; Throat Culture hit shelves in April 2005. I wouldn't mind seeing more BoE books come out, but I'm glad that those two helped wrap things up in case they marked the close of the series.

7. One book you wish had never been written: There are many books which I dislike, but they may be loved by others and were most likely valued by their authors, so I do not want to condemn anything to "never written" status. If the question posed was, "What famous, popular, or critically acclaimed novels do you dislike?" I would have many, many answers.

8. One book you are currently reading: Go Ask Malice by Robert Joseph Levy

9. One book you have been meaning to read: Specials by Scott Westerfeld

10. Tag five people: mooseonski, tralf2001, kibarika, harshlightning and jellyslastjam

Additional commentary:

I've been telling and writing stories since I was born.

Before I was a teen myself, I knew that I wanted to write teen fiction.

I have always loved psychological thrillers and supernatural stories. Had I been born decades earlier, I would have wanted to write for The Twilight Zone.

Comments

Posted by: Emily (mooseonski)
Posted at: August 12th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)

I think I'll just reply here because I don't have particularly exciting answers:

1. One book that changed your life: I don't know if I can say that about anything - not really. It's a dramatic way of putting things.

2. One book you have read more than once: Agatha's Feather Bed, A Moose for Jessica, etc.

3. One book you would want on a desert island: Higglety Pigglety Pop! or Malone Dies.

4. One book that made you laugh: Most recently, Murphy. Out loud.

5. One book that made you cry: Maybe HERmione.

6. One book you wish had been written: More novels by Sylvia Plath. An account of what happened before and after The Bell Jar.

7. One book you wish had never been written: I don't know. I don't hate anything that much; if I like it enough to read it through, I certainly want it to have been written.

8. One book you are currently reading: I started Invitation to a Beheading a while ago, so maybe I'll go back and read that.

9. One book you have been meaning to read: 1984, A Clockwork Orange, Watt.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 12th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)

I like that we have completely different answers.

Alice would be an island book too. TNES is longer though and more island-applicable. Also, I appear to have most of Alice memorized, while I always discover new things with TNES.

Posted by: Emily (mooseonski)
Posted at: August 12th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)

Both of those would definitely be fun to have around.

Read Higglety Pigglety Pop! and Agatha's Feather Bed. Good all-age children's books. GO.

Posted by: allaboutm_e (allaboutm_e)
Posted at: August 13th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
Rory reads

So, anything ready to go out to agents or anything like that?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 13th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)

Of mine? No.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 14th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
Wizards at War

Uh oh! I'm reading Wizards at War right now (less than 100 pages in). Then again, I love books that make me cry... Usually.

Jen Robinson - Jen Robinson's Book Page

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 14th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Wizards at War

Books, movies, and shows rarely make me cry. That book got me TWICE. Let me know when you're done!

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