Friday, June 15, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things...

When the dog barks, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling get the point. I think this is an old meme going around--but what the hey. I found this at nyssaneala and combined it with another similar meme from The Golden Strawberry and came up with this:

A book you've read more than once: There are many books I would love to read more than once, but right now I'm just trying to get through my TBR pile. *sigh* Other than books I've read more than once for papers and essays for school or for different courses, the only one that comes to mind is The Notebook.

A book you would take on a desert island: The whole darn Harry Potter series.

A book that made you cry: The Time Traveler's Wife. I was working out at the gym when I was reading this book. I must have looked pretty silly on the bike sobbing. My Sister's Keeper also had me going pretty good.

A book that scared you: I try to stay away from scary stuff since I easily enter into nightmare-land. I used to read RL Stine as a YA, but have since given up all things scary.

A book that made you laugh out loud: Bridget Jones's Diary. I read this one mostly on the bus too and from school (college) and had a many funny stares from lookers-on.

A book that disgusted you: I guess it depends on which way. Choke was pretty physically disgusting. But I've also read some books where the characters disgusted me.

A book you loved in preschool: The Princess and the Unicorn. I still have it and still cherish it.
A book you loved in elementary school: I don't remember how I came across it, but there was this book called Say Goodnight, Gracie that I loved. I've read that one more than once.

A book you loved in middle school: I loved the Fear Street Saga's by RL Stine

A book you loved in high school: When I was a senior I had to read Wuthering Heights. I had always been a reader, but this is what got me hooked to literature.

A book you hated in high school: I think this question should read which book didn't you hate. :) There were too many books that were assigned that I only half read--so to answer this question I think I would be cheating myself. Many I re-read later and really enjoyed.

A book you loved in college: I was never assigned it, but The Handmaid's Tale was probably my favorite read while in college.

A book that challenged your identity: To be honest, I'm not really sure any books challenged my identity.

A series that you love: Harry Potter, hands down.

Your favorite horror book: As I've said before, I can't read horror books. NO thank you!

Your favorite science fiction book: Does The Time Traveler's Wife count? Not a big SF fan.

Your favorite fantasy book: Harry Potter. Like SF, I'm not a big fantasy fan either.

Your favorite mystery: Wow, I guess I limit myself a lot when reading. I've never really read a lot of mystery books.

Your favorite biography: I think the most interesting biography I've read is Lewis Carroll: A Biography by Morton N. Cohen. Such a misunderstood man.

Your favorite classic: Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.

Your favorite romance book: The Time Traveler's Wife - a very different kind of love story.

Your favorite book not on this list: The Pact by Jodi Picoult. Favorite author not mentioned above is Tom Robbins. I need to read something by him soon...

What book are you currently reading: The Portrait of a Lady and The Awakening

What book have you been meaning to read: Ohhh...where to begin. I guess there are simply too many to list here.

What are YOUR favorites?


verbivore said...

This is fun and I'm going to do it on my blog for tomorrow. I love getting the details of other people's reading life.

Trish said...

Thanks Verbivore! It was fun remembering (mostly fondly) my past reads. I'll be looking for your list soon.