Rebecca's parents sent me this pic of her in her "One Year Old Two Year Tank", created by my very lovely good friend and author Heather. Now if only Sam's parents would send me such a pic...
Shrodinger tagged me for a book poll, and I'm late in answering, but here goes!
R1. One book that changed your life:
I'll have to agree with the Englishwoman in NY -- I'm not sure any book has actually changed my life. But I remember reading some of Emerson's works sophomore year in high school, especially the one about the transparent eyeball (I think it was called simply "Nature"), and that kind of rocked my world view.
2. One book that you've read more than once:
I too don't usually read books more than once, but "Catcher in the Rye" is one that I have been through a few times.
3. One book you'd want on a deserted island:
Either the bible or a really big thick dictionary -- just because these are both big books and have lots of things to think about in them.
4. One book that made you laugh:
"The Hotel New Hampshire" by John Irving
5. One book that made you cry:
I got really upset when the bad guys were trying to separate Lyra and her daemon (Pantalaimon) in Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy.
6. One book that you wish had been written:
"Not Your Mama's Knitting" by Heather Dixon
7. One book you wish had never been written:
Who can answer this one -- to each their own, and what I hate some else might love. But I think Alex Garland could have done a lot better after writing the thoroughly engrossing "The Beach" than to follow up with "The Tesseract"
8. One book you're currently reading:
"Garlic and Sapphires" by Ruth Reichl
9. One book you've been meaning to read:
"A People's History of the United States" -- I started to but couldn't finish it.