Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Book Meme

Having been tagged by Kalinara, I am powerless to resist.

1. One book that changed your life:

J.H. Elliott, The Count-Duke of Olivares: The Statesman in an Age of Decline, (Yale UP, 1986).

This well-researched, elegantly written book helped me decide to become a historian.

2. One book you have read more than once:

G. Cabrera Infante, Three Trapped Tigers, (Harper 1965/1971).

3. One book you would want on a desert island:

James Joyce, Ulysses, (Shakespeare and Co., 1922).

4. One book that made you laugh:

John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces, (LSU Press, 1980).

5. One book that made you cry:

Kashuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, (Knopf, 2005).

6. One book you wish had been written:

Ibuprofen Is Not a Vitamin: Proven Relaxation Techniques for Obssessive Grad Students.

7. One book you wish had never been written:

William Archibald Dunning, Reconstruction, Political and Economic, 1865-1877, (Harper and Bros., 1907).

8. One book you are currently reading:

Paul E. Johnson, Sam Patch: The Famous Jumper, (Hill and Wang, 2003)

9. One book you have been meaning to read:

Samuel Richardson, Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady, (1747-8).

10. Tag five people!

The hardest part of the whole meme business. (Though I do look forward to reading people's responses.)

Nida Z.; Heidi M.; Will P.; Calvin P.; and Shelly.

Wow, this looks like a neat list! I don't think I've read even half of them. I'll have to hit the library. :-)
I filled out the form then my browser quit before I could save.

Kalinara: I had the same reaction when I read yours!

Nida: Bummer.
I am sorry I haven't jumped on this yet- I had an unexpected illness that kicked me in the rear for most of the week and weekend. I will get on this soon!

Thank you for including me!
Hey Heidi! No problem; looking forward to your responses.
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