Sunday, August 20, 2006

I've Been Book-Tagged

Harbour of Ourselves has tagged me. And as the point is also to tag 5 others -- I tag LutheranChik, Jayne, Ginger, Father Jake and anyone who wants to be tagged.

1. One book that changed your life.
Without question it would be Naked Came I the biography of Auguste Rodin the famous sculptor. I read this while going through puberty and it gave me a whole other view on the human body than what I had been getting from the Catholic church. This healthy view of sexuality was a real God-send.

2. One book that you have read more than once.
Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek because it is so staggeringly deep and beautiful and seemingly ever changing. Each time I read it, something seems to have magically shape-shifted into something even more breathtaking.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island.
I should say the Bible, but I know I would opt for the Oxford English Dictionary. (Plus, it would help on the island that the OED comes with its own magnifying glass.)

4. One book that made you laugh.
Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving - The "Sorrow floats" scene had me guffawing on a subway train. I am sure the other passengers thought I was a mad lady.

5. One book that made me cry.
Also by Irving -- Requiem for Owen Meany a spiritually amazing volume.


6. One book that you wish had been written.
How to have meaningful dialogue with right wing fundamentalists that resolves with them being more loving and less judgemental.

7. One book that you wish had not been written.
It is a toss-up between the Da Vinci Code and the Left Behind series.

8.One book that you're currently reading.
Selected works of Robert Creeley, my favorite poet.

9. One book you've been meaning to read.
It's on my shelf, waiting ...Radical Forgiveness.

4 Comments:

Blogger samtzmom said...

Hmmm... interesting, but not nearly as interesting as your answers friend!

1. Book that changed my life: Probably Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav as it was the first time I finally "got" that I had a food addiction.

2. Book I've read more than once: Funny, but I just don't read books more than once!

3. One book I'd want on a desert island: Well, has to be the entire Diana Gabaldon Outlander series, as they are so thick and there are so many, by the time I got through the last one, I could start over.

4. Book that made me laugh: The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love... just a hoot!

5. Book that made me cry and cry... Have to say The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, probably because my grandmother was just then diagnosed with dementia.

6. One book I wish had been written: Why Peace and Harmony in Your Life is More Important Than Being Right

7. One book I wish had not been written: Any celeb autobiography... who really cares?

8. One book I am currently reading: trying to start The Known World by Edward P. Jones

9. One book I've been meaning to read: God's Politics by Jim Wallis which is on my bookshelf

5:35 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Heh, heh. I always respond immediately to being Yagged. ;)

1. Book that changed my life: "Disappointment with God" by Philip Yancey

2. Book I've read more than once: "Christy" by Catherine Marshall, when I was a kid. I don't read books more than once anymore, though.

3. One book I'd want on a desert island: My Bible. (Although I'm tempted to refer to that yellow Survival book that was selling like hotcakes a few years ago.)

4. Book that made me laugh: Karen Cushman's "Catherine, Called Birdy"

5. Book that made me cry: None. I've never cried over a book.

6. One book I wish had been written: "How to Become a Stepmother to Young Adult Kids"

7. One book I wish had not been written: Hmmm. I'm still thinking about that one. What book has caused the most harm in this world? There are several contenders, I suppose.

8. One book I am currently reading: "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard J. Foster

9. One book I've been meaning to read: "The Greater Good" by Claire Gaudiani

6:37 PM  
Blogger The Harbour of Ourselves said...

mata - thanks for the link, sadly its to another paul chambers not mine. I'm paulwchambers.blogspot.com not paulchambers.blogspot.com

love your choices

8:46 AM  
Blogger Mata H said...

Paul -- I have fixed the bad link...I am an idiot for not testing it first. Thanks for the 'heads-up' so that I could fix it !!

10:02 AM  

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