Friday, August 04, 2006

Book meme

Snarfed from Snooze:

1. One book that changed your life

How to Be a Man by John Birmingham & Dirk Flinthart (a book that humorously points out that if not for women, men would be showing up at the office wearing "cum-stained tacky dacks and an I'm with stupid t-shirt")

2. One book you've read more than once.
Life After God by Douglas Coupland

3. One book you'd want on a desert island.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (except I'd be using it as a "how to" manual)

4. One book that made you laugh.
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore (actually everything Moore has ever written has made me laugh, but this one remains my favorite)

5. One book that made you cry.
This Is Your Time by Michael W. Smith (at the beginning Smith writes about meeting the parents of kids killed at Columbine

6. One book that you wish had been written.
Grate Expectations by Edmund Wells (hopefully at least one of you blog readers is familiar with Monty Python's Bookshop sketch from The Flying Circus)

7. One book that you wish had never been written.
The Communist Manifesto

8. One book you're currently reading.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist

9. One book you've been meaning to read.
The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco by John Birmingham (the sequel to He Died With a Felafel In His Hand)

Current Music: Yothu Yindi - Mainstream


St. Dickeybird said...

#6 - I'd prefer 'Ethel the Aardvark goes Quantity Surveying.'
Or 'A Sale Of Two Titties' by Parles Chickens.

Perplexio said...

Dickeybird: I'm so glad that you're familiar with that sketch! My Monty Python reference did not go to waste.... and there was much rejoicing!

Personally I'm anxiously awaiting my copy of The Amazing Adventures of Captain Gladys Stoutpamphlet and Her Intrepid Spaniel Steed Amongst the Giant Pygmies of Beckels

Susan as herself said...

That book "The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters" cought my eye--- let me know how it is---I might want to pick that one up.

Susan as herself said...

That book "The Glass Books of the DReam Eaters" looks interesting. Let me know how it is---I might want to pick that one up if it's good.

Snooze said...

"This is your time" sounds a bit harrowing. It sounds like I'd cry too if I read it.

Perplexio said...

Susan: The book is quite an interesting read, and I'll more than likely be posting a review of it over on my reviews blog when I finally finish it.

Snooze: I picked it up in a Christian bookstore just to look it over as I was familiar with Smith's music (and man, the dude has a great singing voice). I wanted to see what it was about. I had to put it down and walk away because I was losing my composure as I was reading it. I eventually ordered a copy from and when I finally read it in its entirety it really turned on the waterworks with me.