This book meme was posted on Watat.com recently, and even though I was tagged and answered a version of this one awhile ago, Adrienne and Big A little a have twisted it to apply only to children’s books. So, yes. I am answering it again. Skip it if you’re not interested…
- One book that changed your life.
Strange as it may sound, I have to say it was The Phantom of Pine Hill by Carolyn Keene. Reading this Nancy Drew book was the first time I ever experienced the all-consuming rush of not being able to put a book down. Although now I find myself somewhat appalled at Ned’s costume on the cover.
- One book you have read more than once.
Witch of the Cumberlands by Mary Jo Stephens. I actually bought this book from the Gates Public Library several years ago when the children’s librarian weeded it out of the collection. I read it maybe once a year. I think this year I may read it aloud to Liz.
- One book you would want on a desert island.
Oh, there are just too many, but if I really had to pick, it would have to be a set of Harry Potter books.
- One book that made you laugh.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. Pretty much a perfect book.
- One book that made you cry.
- One book you wish had been written.
Can’t think of one.
- One book you wish had never been written.
Pretty much any book by a celebrity, with the possible exception of the books by Jamie Lee Curtis. At the top of this list — The English Roses by Madonna and Amy the Dancing Bear by Carly Simon. The words pretentious and delusional come to mind…
- One book you are currently reading.
Kiki Strike by Kirsten Miller. I *so* want to see this as a movie! And a fabulous picture book, Blackbeard and the Birthday Suit by Matthew McElligott. Thanks to Pat Connor for sending me this hilarious book with the amazing illustrations.
- One book you have been meaning to read.
Chicken Boy by Frances O’Roark Dowell. Anne highly recommends this one.
- Now tag five people.
I’m tagging everyone who reads this!