Please answer the questions and let me know your answers in the comment section (or via e-mail, if you’d prefer.)
1. One Book That Changed Your Life – Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. This book showed me that really good literature is out there and it changed how and what I read. It was the first book that I can identify as the book that got me into reading…and eventually my new profession as a librarian.
2. One Book That You've Read More Than Once --Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. At least once-a-year I have to have a Jane Austen fix. Pride and Prejudice is my current favorite but I often reread Persuasion.
3. One Book You Would Want on a
4. One Book That Made You Laugh – In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. I actually love all of his books that I’ve read. He is very funny, but not in an over-the-top sort of way. Another laugh-out-loud book is Winterdance by Gary Paulsen. My sides were splitting while reading sections of this book about Paulsen’s experiences running the Iditarod.
5. One Book That Made You Cry – The Off Season by Catherine Murdock. It is the sequel to the young adult book Dairy Queen about a girl living on a dairy farm in the
6. One Book You Wish Had Been Written – How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off Without Dieting or Exercising or Even Trying. Ha!
7. One Book That You Wish Had Never Been Written – Any book that has been used to increase prejudice and terror on another population or has decreased the rights of its citizens. Hitler's Mien Kampf or Mao's Little Red Book come to mind.
8. One Book You're Currently Reading – As usual I am reading more than one book right now. They are: 1.
9. One Book You've Been Meaning to Read – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Can you believe that I've never read this book?
10. Favorite book of all time- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This book is such a gem. I can get Scout’s voice inside my head and she speaks to me from all corners of my life.
OK. Now it is your turn. What are your answers to these ten questions about books?