Friday, February 6, 2009

One Book Meme

Instead of a Friday update, I am doing this cute meme I got from The Book Lady's Blog.

One book you’re currently reading: The Reincarnationist by MJ Rose

One book that changed your life: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

One book you’d want on a deserted island: Hmm... maybe our copy of Chapman Piloting and Seamanship. It's the bible of sailboats so I bet it could help me get off the island!

One book you’ve read more than once: Just one? I'm notorious for re-reading books. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

One book you’ve never been able to finish: Most recently, Winter in Kandahar by Steven E. Wilson.

One book that made you laugh: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.

One book that made you cry: Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Just beautiful.

One book you keep rereading: See above... Hero & the Crown by Robin McKinley. (My review)

One book you’ve been meaning to read: Anything by Jane Austen. I still haven't gotten around to it.

One book you believe everyone should read: Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. Well, maybe not the boys but it doesn't matter if you ever plan to have kids or not, this is a book I think every woman should read.

Finally, grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence:
According to Schindler, the pilotis* were inspired by "the pile structure indigenous to all beaches."
From L.A. Modern by Tim Street-Porter and Nicolai Ouroussoff. The quote is in reference to the Lovell Beach House, designed by architect Rudolph Schindler.

*Pilotis (pronounced pee-low-tees) are skinny columns.

1 comment:

  1. Have you read Haruf's The Tie That Binds? That one made me cry.


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