Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tag. I'm it.

Ya know, you offer someone tech support, and the next thing you know, they're tagging you with a meme. It's so wrong. Wrong, I tell ya. Then again, that same someone did invite me to speak on her blogging panel at the SCBWI Conference and introduce me to fantastic people AND provide me with cookies, so I would actually do far more than mere memery for her. (But Lisa, if you're reading this... you didn't read that!)

One book that changed your life -- Sorry to report, I don't have one. I can't even make an argument for one right now. I'll give this more thought.

Book you have read more than once -- Strange but True Baseball Stories (by Furman Bisher). I read this book so incessantly as a child that a couple years ago when I unpacked it from a box sealed up for decades, I could still turn immediately to the page where a player was referred to as a "retread" (which as a child I had mistakenly read without the second e and with the r and a reversed).

Book you would want on a desert island -- Encyclopedia Britannica, though I gotta ask... why can't I be trapped on a dessert island???

Book that made you laugh -- one book? ONE book????? Fine. Be that way. I'm going with Absolutely, Positively Not by David LaRochelle, though if Lisa hadn't tagged me I mighta gone with her Millicent Min, Girl Genius whose very first sentence made me spit out my coffee in laughter. I did not drink coffee again while reading Millicent and stayed clear of all beverages with Stanford Wong. Wise choice.

Book that made you cry -- Without Feathers by Woody Allen. I literally laughed until I cried... though it was many, many years ago and when I re-read it more recently, I could not remember what, exactly, had gotten me that hysterical.

Book you wish had been written -- Everything Totally Explained in Language You Can Understand Yet Doesn't Take the Magic of Discovery Away.

Book you wish had not been written -- The Official Yougarian Joke Book

Book you're currently reading -- The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

Book you've been meaning to read -- this is an embarrisngly long list. Let's not go there.

I'm not tagging anyone, but if you happen to read this and want to answer the questions, by all means do.


Alex S said...

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole! I had forgotten about those. I read them when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria and they were very entertaining train reading! Somehow I forgot about them until your wonderful post!

Lisa Yee said...

I didn't read your blog. Now I'm off to not read if THE DISCO MERMAIDS have replied to the memememememe.

Greg Pincus said...

Thanks goodness you didn't read anything I wrote! If only YOU had been my Comparative Lit. professor in college....

Lisa Yee said...

Having not read the Disco Mermaids blog, I sense that you beat them to the mememememe.

BTW, I thought WITHOUT FEATHERS was hysterical, too.

Don Tate II said...

You know, I've never read a book that made me cry. Hm.