Archive for January 19, 2010

Ten on Tuesday (14)

This set of Ten on Tuesday questions is brought to you by Kim from booksnmoore. She hasn’t updated her blog since December 14, so I’m not sure if she’s participating this week. Go check her out and see.

It’s another themed week. This week: Books. This one will strike the fancy of many of you. I fear that I’m going to feel worse about myself after this. As a lover of reading, I’m shocked at how few books I actually remember. So let’s see how this goes.

1. Favorite book(s) when you were a child and why?
We answered this in another set- Mine was Josafina and the Story Quilt. Loved that book. I also loved all the Berenstain Bears books and Amelia Bedelia books. That Amelia… she was always getting herself into trouble!

2. First “grown-up” book you remember reading (i.e. written for adolescents or with adult themes, such as The Outsiders or Catcher in the Rye).
It probably was The Outsiders. I think I read that in 6th or 7th grade. I LOVE that book.

3. Favorite movie that came from a book (even if you didn’t read the book and just love the movie).
Bridget Jones- I loved those books and I think the movies are so cute! Also, Polar Express. Oh and we can count Julia & Julia even though I’ve never read Julie’s book and have no desire to. Half of that movie is based on My Life in France and I will read that one.

4. Movie that you loved so much that you WISHED there was a book out so that you could find out more about the movie.
You’ve Got Mail. I think I could read about their relationship for a few volumes because the only thing they’d fight about is what movie to rent… and really, they’d never even fight about that.

5. Worst book you’ve ever read?
If I hate it after the first couple chapters, I don’t waste my time. I’ve closed a few books in my time. The only one I can remember by title is “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” I remember the name because I tried to read it and about a year later the movie came out. I was in shock that someone wanted to make a movie out of it. Also, I read “Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination” by Helen Fielding and it was totally random. Not crappy, just odd. I was expecting something more Bridget Jones. It was not Bridget at all.

6. Book that everyone raves about that you either a) haven’t read and feel slightly dumb for not having read it or b) have tried to read and hated and so feel slightly dumb that everyone is getting something you don’t.
Harry Potter. I haven’t read a single page of any of them.

7. If you were forced to choose only 3 books that you could read for the rest of your life, which ones would they be? (Or if you were stranded on a desert island, which 3 books would you want there with you?).
The Bible, Redeeming Love, and PW Cooks (so that I could stare at pictures of her ribeye with whiskey cream sauce while I ate bugs… assuming we’re sticking with the “stranded on a desert island” scenario).

8. Name one book that if you could recommend that everyone you know read, what is it?
I’m going to make a late rule here that says “The Bible” doesn’t count because obviously I wish everyone would read this book! Redeeming Love. I just read it this year after hearing people rave about it for years. I loved loved loved it.

9. What is your “guilty pleasure” reading?
Chick Lit. I love it. Marian Keyes is my favorite. Although I can’t feel too guilty about it because it makes me laugh and laughing is a good thing. Right?

10. What book (excepting the Bible or other major document of your religion/faith) has changed your outlook on life the most?
Stuff White People Like. Baha, just kidding. I’m hilarious. Probably Five Love Languages. It was quite eye opening. Stephen and I actually talk about it regularly. “I don’t feel loved when you do that, that’s not my language. Love me in my language.” Cheesy? Maybe. But it helps. I highly recommend it.

If you’re participating add you link to Mr Linky (not just the comments). I’m looking forward to reading that week’s answers so I can add to my ever-growing List Of Books I MUST Read. I suggest you click around and do the same!

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