Friday, December 21, 2007

Book Meme

I love reading this meme on other people's blogs, but, to tell the truth, have almost hoped not to get it myself, because ~ Sheesh~ This is a hard one! How to choose? How to choose? But Muddy Mama has tagged me, and I'll try to run with it...

1. One book that changed your life: One? Just one? Agh! Every book changes my life somehow... But, if I have to pick one, I'd have to say Story of A Soul.

2. One book that you have read more than once: Again, just one?? I have a whole parade of books that I march around with in my life... Um, so, what one have I read the most times? Probably because it's so short, My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber, which I fell off my chair laughing at in about 9th grade, and pick up now any time I need my spirits lifted.

3. One book that you'd want on a desert island: I would probably bring the Bible, like many people would, but maybe not for the same reason. I'd bring it because I have never read the whole thing, in novel form, so to speak. I don't know that I'll ever get through the Old Testament, but I really, truly want to read the New Testament, whole and entire and in order. And, being stranded on a desert island, I might actually get around to it. (But, hey, it doesn't mention if the kids are with me on this desert island, in which case all bets are off!)

4. One book that made you laugh: Well, I already mentioned Thurber, one of my best pals... I also love to laugh at the Erma Bombeck books, pick any one, and Bill Cosby's Fatherhood was hilarious. Oh, and I get the biggest kick out of Dave Barry. I just picked up some of the Jean Shepherd books (the author of The Christmas Story), and am dying to read them... Oh, woops, getting out of countrol here... Just one, just one...

5. One book that made you cry: I have way fewer books that I've cried over, as I avoid that kind. Life is sad without making it sadder. Come to think of it... I must have blanked out any that I cried over, as I can't come up with one! Good grief, that's pathetic! Am I shallow or what?

6. One book that you wish had been written: How to Find More Time to Read When You're A Homeschooling Mother of Ten Children With A House Falling Down Around Your Ears and A Pile of Laundry Up to Your Neck and a Stack of Math Papers to Correct Drifting to the Floor All Around the Dining Room Table, etc, etc, and so forth...

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Oh, I am so with Muddy Mama on her answer:
"Go Dog Go! by P. D. Eastman is a book that begins to lose it's charm after your young'uns request it for the smillion and first time." ( I finally hid this one...)

8. One book you are currently reading: Oh, my goodness, just one? I'm in the middle of about three, but the one I'm most excited about finishing is the Christmas Box Miracle.

9. One book you've been meaning to read: Good grief, this limiting it to just one is the pits! I've got a list as long as my arm and woefully little time to get through it, I'm afraid. I'd love to get through more Fulton J. Sheens, for instance. I've been seeing Coffee With Nonna in catalogues for some time now and am dying to read it, as well as the Danielle Bean book, My Cup of Tea.

OK, now, who to tag? I always love getting to know more about GrandmaK, over at A Bit of Blarney (I hope she doesn't get sick of me tagging her!), and, also Colleen at Footprints on the Fridge, Joanne at Ten kids and a dog, and Maryan at A Lee in the Wouds. Bia (at La Dolce Vita), is this one you'd be interested in? And, I don't know if Simcha at I Have to Sit Down ever does memes, but I would LOVE to see her list! I sure know how busy it is, but maybe after the Christmas rush is over, these lovely ladies might want to settle in with some bookish thoughts?


Bia said...

Hey! I have that Coffee With Nonna book! My husband's aunt gave it to me last year after my Nonna passed away in Italy. God bless, and I'm on that book meme and am almost done with that other tag. God bless.

Joannof10 said...

I have finished the book meme. Come on over and see what I came up with.

Anonymous said...

Well you got me thinking there..


Lisa - what unheard-of courtesy! - asking if I would like to be tagged or not. If elementary school had been more like that, I wouldn't have spent all my recesses hiding.

My Life and Hard Times is one of my favorites! Looking forward to posting about this one soon.

SuzyQ said...

Oh, I'm just reading "Story of a Soul" With my eldest daughter.
It's just contains so much simple beauty and truth.
In case I don't get to "see" you till after Christmas I wish you a very Merry one!
Blessings and peace be with you.

Lisa said...

Bia ~ I'm hoping someone here took the hint and got me Coffee with Nonna... We'll see... The guys around here are a little slow on the uptake, and my sisters can't access my blog, so I may have to gift myself with it... Blessings to all of you this Christmas Day, Bia! We talked about your tortellini over our Oyster Chowder this Christmas Eve.

Joanne ~ You know, you mentioned that a lot of the books you read are childrens books, and you know, it's really true for me, too! The vast majority of the reading I do is not in adult literature, I have to admit. But, I really don't think I'm missing out at all, do you?

Hi, Jackie! Happiest of Christmas to you and yours!

Simcha ~ I was one of those ones hiding on the playground, so I know to ask who wants to play and who wants to sit peacefully in the shade and read their book... &:o)Really looking forward to seeing your meme!

Suzy ~ Story of a Soul is one of my favorites to reread with the children, too. And a most blessed of Christmas to you and your family,too, Suzy!