Wednesday, February 20, 2008

On Surveys and things-to-do-with-Books

1. Name one book that changed your life.
Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

2. Name one book you have read more than once.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

3. One book you would want on a desert island.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

4. Two books that made you laugh.
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

5. One book that made you cry.
Bleak House by Charles, again

6. One book you wish you'd written.
The Great Gatsby.

7. One book you wish had never been written.
Any of the Left Behind series.

8. Two books you are currently reading.
Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis by Sigmund
Being and Time, sort of... well, it's sitting on my coffee table, and we are seriously going to start the book club up again. For real.


Anonymous said...

I hate Dickens, apart from the Christmas Carol.

I cried reading Bleak House, but only because reading it was required and I found it so immensely difficult to enjoy. Damn testing.

james said...

I LOVE Dickens. Especially when he makes a cameo appearance in "The UnQuiet Dead" on Dr. Who.

C'mon--it's the Scottish guy from "Four Weddings and a Funeral!" Awesome.

Although, I do remember that we were assigned "Hard Times" in high school and that one sort of blows... Relatively speaking.

A.W.S. said...

Another Dr. Who reference. Made me grin again.

I'm not sure I've ever actually read any Dickens. Probably I'm in trouble now. Again.