For today's post, I have been tagged by ex utero, aka Dr. Phillip Gordon, who writes fiction and non-fiction over on his tales from the womb blog. It would be rude of me not to play, and hey, it gives me something to write about.
One book that changed my life: The Catcher in the Rye. I know, others have used this too, but if you read it at the right age - say, 15 or so - it was really, really good. I re-read it a couple of years ago, and it didn't seem nearly as relevant.
One book I've read more than once: All By Myself, by Mercer Mayer. I read this to my kids over and over. Actually, I could have chosen any number of kids' books. Nowadays, I don't have any little ones to read to, which has advantages and disadvantages. As Carly Simon said, these are the good old days.
One book I would want on a desert island (besides How to Build An Ocean Going Boat for Dummies): The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro. My favorite book.
One book that made you laugh: Julie and Julia, written by a young woman who sets out to make every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering The Art of French Cooking.
One book that made you cry: I honestly can't think of a book that made me cry.
One book I wish had been written: Things You should Know at Age 25 That You Don't Learn Until Age 40 or So. Doesn't everybody wish they could have a few do-overs?
One book I wish had never been written: I might take a little flak for this, but I'm going to say the Koran. I apologize to any moderate and thoughtful Muslim readers, but it just seems to me that radical Islamic fundamentalists are causing all kinds of trouble in this world.
One book I am currently reading: Everything Is Illuminated, by Jonathon Safran Foer. It's hilarious in some parts, pretty boring in others.
One book I am meaning to read: The Memory Keeper. I don't know who it's by, but I saw it at Border's and it looks pretty interesting. It's about a guy who gives away a twin with Down syndrome at birth.
Five people to tag: Hmmm.....
1. Fat Doctor
2. Paedsrn of Mediblogopathy. Welcome back, buddy. Try to stay out of trouble.
3. Dream Mom
4. Surgeon in my Dreams of Medicine, Animals, and a Dream
5. Any one who feels like playing!