17 August 2005

(gargle, ahem, aam) me me me me meeeeeeeeeeee

This meme was passed on to me by Paul Little up there in Canada.  It is about books and that is one of my favorite topics.  If I could eat them, I would.  But that just goes to show how I relate everything to food.  And that is neither here nor there...

So, how many do I own?  Well the short answer would be:  LOTS.  I've left more books behind in all my 50+ moves than I've retained, but I still own lots.  Most of my books are academic.  Lots of theory authors like, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, DuBois, Giddons, Freud, and the like.  Then I also have a small grouping of Stephen King.  I own some others that I love to reread like, "Bastard out of Carolina" by Dorothy Allison and "Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.  Then too, I am a huge fan of libraries.  I cannot afford to buy books I want, and I also would like to try books that I don't want to spend huge sums of money for...and the library lets me sample authors and genres I might not otherwise try.

The book I am currently reading is "Scandal in Fair Haven" by Carolyn G. Hart.  I have been reading quite a few of her books lately.  She writes in several genres.  But I like these the best I think, the ones that are mystery/suspense/who-dunnit types.

Five books that mean alot to me:  Everybody Poops (shocking, I know, but everyone really does poop); Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (wonderfully witty); Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe) by Fannie Flagg; my Life Applications New International Bible (lots of footnoted explanations of cultural and historical references); and the COURAGE TO HEAL by Bass and Davis (cuz I really do have the courage to heal, it's an ongoing process).

who to tag?  who to tag?  I don't know, lemme ponder on it....


  1. I am so glad to "see" you again.  I've got you bookmarked now, so I'll be back.  http://journals.aol.com/sistercdr/Sortingthepieces

  2. Ahhh, The Phantom Toobooth is MY FAVORITE!!!!!  I still have my original copy!


    What exactly does that say about me???



  3. I love mysteries.   My favorite author is Jonathon Gash.   He writes mysteries set in England and his main character is an antiques dealer.   The books are full of antique info, as in how to make fakes.  lol.   I read alot of easy mysteries too.  Love them!  ~Sie


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