Book Meme, or I’ve Been Tagged!

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There are several variants of this book meme out there and they’re all fun!

  1. A book that made you cryPeace Like a River by Leif Enger – the main character suffers from asthma, and boy, could I relate!
  2. A book that scared you – Ghost Story by Peter Straub – a waterlogged ghost gets me every time; Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – the scene on the rock where Frodo gets stabbed by one of the Riders always scared the hell out of me.
  3. A book that made you laughBad Dog which is really just a collection of photos of dressed up dogs; The Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love by Jill Connor Browne was one of the funniest books I ever read. The scene where she finds a possum under her bed is priceless.
  4. A book that disgusted you – Helter Skelter; and The English Roses by Madonna, just because if she was a regular person, every publisher on the face of the earth would have laughed her out of their offices for this insipid story. Pretentious much?
  5. A book you loved in elementary schoolFlat Stanley, Hailstones & Halibut Bones, Nancy Drew, Trixi Belden, Judy Bolton, The Dana Girls
  6. A book you loved in middle schoolThe Hobbit, trashy gothic mysteries
  7. A book you loved in high schoolRoots
  8. A book you loved in collegePraisesong for the Widow
  9. A book that challenged your identity or faithThe Deeper Song by Patricia Pfitsch
  10. A series that you love – Harry Potter, Richard Jury, the Meg Mysteries, the Maggody mysteries
  11. Your favorite horror book – The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
  12. Your favorite science fiction book – None
  13. Your favorite fantasy book – Harry Potter, the Mists of Avalon, Christopher Chant books
  14. Your favorite mystery book – Laurie King’s Mary Russell series, Be Buried in the Rain by Barbara Michaels
  15. Your favorite biographyCandy and Me by Hillary Liftin
  16. Your favorite coming-of-age book – Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas and Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
  17. Your favorite book not on this listTrojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters

2 comments on “Book Meme, or I’ve Been Tagged!

  1. Patty says:

    Vicki Bliss and Jacqueline Kirby are two of my all-time favorite literary characters from Peters. I love the Schmidt character in the Vicki Bliss stories, and I always think of Jacqueline when I find myself carrying an totally overloaded, huge purse.

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  2. Camille says:

    I LOVED Trojan Gold. Peters only did a few books about that character which is a shame. Vicki Bliss had the job I always dreamed of having.

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