Friday, October 06, 2006

Books

I saw this meme at Mind of Winter. I love reading but it has taken a noticeable back seat to knitting in the last couple of years. I used to read several books at once (one in the living room, one in the car, a couple in the bedroom, etc). Knitting projects have taken their place. I am reading one book right now that a friend is forcing me to read and it has taken months to get only half way through it.

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1. One book that changed your life:

Blindness by Saramago changed my life for many reasons. The person who suggested it was very important to me at that time in my life. The story will always challenge me and haunt me at the same time. I need to read it again.

2. One book that you've read more than once:

I have read a few books many times- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo about 6-7 times, The Hours by Michael Cunningham about 3 times, Anthem by Ayn Rand about 8-10 times, and The Little Prince by Exupery about 4-5 times.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island:

Well, I'd rather have something to knit (one of those Wedding Ring shawls that would take me forever to knit), but for a book... hmmm... it would be something really long that I could read over and over but I don't think such a book exists, so maybe The Hours

4. One book that made you laugh:

Knitting Rules! by the Yarn Harlot

5. One book that made you cry:

I can't think of any now, but I know there are a few... The Hours may have

6. One book you wish had been written:

The Hours

7. One book you wish had never been written:

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I find this book to be highly overrated.

8. One book you're currently reading:

I don't normally read cheesy fiction but a friend is currently making me read When the Wind Blows by James Pattersen (he read Anthem in exchange)

9. One book you've been meaning to read:

One Hundred Years of Solitude

10. Some favorite books not on this list:
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Segu
I Know This Much is True
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
1984
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My first attempt at spinning alpaca yarn. I love the beautiful caramel color - the picture doesn't do it justice!



1 comment:

Provi said...

ellen ellen ellen !!!! ive been so busy lately, but tonite i was cathcing up on ur blogs !!! such cool stuff! and i REALLY like this book survey !! how awsome !!! :o) !