Friday, August 31, 2007

Book Meme

I have had Bloggers Block all week. Actually, this has just been a really busy week. I was so glad to find a meme over at Musing of a Houswife.

What are you reading right now? I am reading Southern Storm by T. Blackstock; Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis; Psalms and the book of Acts (still trying to get through the Bible in 365 days 410 days. I am also listening to Shopoholic Ties the Knot, by Sophie Kinsella; Henry Huggins, Beverly Cleary (with the family in the evening).

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that? Yes! In the fiction department I plan to purchase Kristin Billerbecks latest two books: The Trophy Wives Club and Split Ends. As a family we have the unabridged Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift in the queue. (You don't know how grateful I am to be on a Henry Huggins break from 18th century literature!)

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?
Hmm...I keep Fenelon's Let Go on the sink, and the latest Martha Stewart Living mag. This is because I HATE to brush my teeth. If I keep those things in there than I can be distracted for three minutes with reading while keeping up good dental hygiene. It's a win-win.

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read? Homer's The Illiad and The Odyssey in 8th grade. Snore.....

What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone? Do I have to choose one? Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss: Anything Laura Ingalls Wilder: and Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they? Hmmm...well we're new in town so not quite yet. Plus I am a library wanderer, I have two that I visit.

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all? This just happened to me! I loved Marley and Me, but everyone else I talked to hated it. Not sure why. Maybe you have to have an obnoxious dog to get it.

Do you read books while you do other things? While I do other things or while I should be doing other things? To answer the first, yes, often while driving (just kidding!). To answer the second.....I plead the fifth.

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits? I didn't read much as a kid. Actually, I read in spurts. It was either feast or famine.

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down? Well, you see this is where I tell you that I have inherited a very complicated issue from my mother. It's called "Falling-Asleep-While-Reading Disorder". Which means, if it is dark outside and I start to read, especially while in bed, it will be precisely 8 minutes and 41 seconds before you see the book fall and the snoring begins (except in my case. With the exception of question #4, I don't snore.)

Consider yourself tagged. And let me know if you play along!


dcrmom said...

Oh I love Stepping Heavenward!! Good stuff. :-)

Blue Skies said...

I joined in. My poor blog only has seen 3 individual souls. come visit!

Lara said...

Okay I posted mine at