Wednesday, May 12, 2010

About Books and My Desire to Read More of Them

Yesterday, Tiffany and I bemoaned the fact that we don't read nearly as much as we'd like to. Life sometimes gets in the way of what you really want to do. I remember times not so long ago when I could spend hours on the couch or in bed, devouring thick books with no thought of what needed to be done elsewhere. Those days are surely gone, but if I made the effort, I could still spend a decent chunk of my time lost in fiction. (And honestly, sometimes that effort only consists of switching off the latest rerun of 'Say Yes to the Dress')

So in the spirit of literary endeavors, here is a fill-in-the-blank devoted entirely to the written word.

1. My favorite book growing up was A Wrinkle in Time or anything else by Madeline L'Engle. 
2. The funniest book I've ever read was Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg or All Creatures Great and Small by James Harriet. Or maybe The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.
3. The one book that has truly changed my life is yet to be read. I'm sorry, I don't have an answer to this one.
4. If you're looking for a real tear-jerker you should probably read The Pact by Jodi Picoult. Or, ya know, Charlotte's Web...
5. If I could meet any author living or dead it would be Chuck Palahniuk. That guy is ca-ray-za-zy.
6. The next book on my 'to read' list is one of the many many unread books that are waiting on my shelf. I'm really backed up. Or...any suggestions?
7. If I was snowed in at a remote cabin in the woods and only had three books with me they would be Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. (That's a good 4,000 pages right there...)

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

I remember being obsessed with Madeline L'Engle in middle school. I should go back and read them again, because I'm sure I didn't catch even half of what was being said at the time.

You make me feel dumb sometimes lol; that's a compliment.