Saturday, September 09, 2006

Book meme

What better than a meme to get back into blogging? Thanks to Sophia for the tag!

1. One book that changed your life: As anticlimactic as this might be for a start to a meme, I have no answer to this. There is no book that changed my life. Perhaps I am too young. But, as Pan said, a book that changed your life may be a book that made you think thoughts you'd never thought before. In that case, I'd say The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It's a book that everyone should read. It should be made a compulsory read for all schoolchildren. One day, when I become the ruler of the universe, I shall make sure that everyone reads it.

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: The His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. Can't wait for the movie to be released. Especially as it's got Eva Green and Nicole Kidman. I'm pretty miffed that Daniel Craig and not Jason Isaacs is playing Lord Asriel, because Jason Isaacs is just... well, I don't think words could do him justice.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: The entire Harry Potter series, after book seven comes out, obviously, because I really wouldn't want to be tormented with thoughts on whether Snape is truly evil or not, or what the last Horcrux is, or if Ron and Hermione will finally DO IT. Not when I'm on a desert island getting bitten by mosquitos.

4. One book that made you laugh: The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the entire series, by Douglas Adams. I found the plots rather weak, overall, but the silly chapters, the Guide entries, Random's teenage drama, everything, it was all hilarious. I've never snickered so much in my life as I did whilst reading those books. Even on a 16-hour bus ride from Antalya to Sivas, when everyone else was sleeping and getting mad at me for keeping my lights on.

5. One book that made you cry: Swann's Way, by Marcel Proust. Well, I had tears building up at any rate, and all because of the beauty of that book. It wasn't the plot, it wasn't anything, it was just that it's such a beautiful, beautiful book, and beauty can be so moving. Sigh. I wish I could read it again like it was the frist time.

6. One book that you wish had been written: My wife, TPF, by Thomas Hardy. I LOVE YOU, THOMAS! COME BACK AND MARRY ME!

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Great Expectations, because it is dull. And Hardy is so much better! SO THERE!

8. One book you’re currently reading: Latife Hanım, by Ipek Çalışlar, about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's wife. It's in Turkish, and I'm not used to reading in Turkish, so it's a bit of a challenge, but being a shameless history nerd, I enjoy these kinds of books.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: The Simoqin Prophecies, by Samit Basu.

10. Now tag six people, which I shall be unable to do because anyone I could tag has already been tagged. Sigh.

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Blogger Panacea said...

OMG, you promised to read Samit before random Turkish book! Can you even read Turkish? How many times have I asked you this question before?

I cried practically all through The Little Prince. It's such a wonderful book and I even have a pretty The Little Prince poster in my room.

I can't wait for the HDM movie myself. Eva Green and Nicole Kidman, YAY!

11:45 PM  
Blogger Eris said...

ok seriously, thomas hardy?
i can understand loving the works but wanting to marry him?
woman, you're scary.

4:08 PM  
Blogger simmi said...


I am back from the dead...and you have been tagged (again).
post a silly pic of yourself and tag three others.

Yours full of giggles

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Nitin said...

One book that you wish had been written: My wife, TPF, by Thomas Hardy. hehe.
At least you can agree on one... I'm torn between Jane Austen and Agatha Christie. Romance or Murder... the age-old dilemma.

3:44 AM  
Blogger The Poodle's Friend said...

eris: but... but... he's a GENIUS!
simmi: welcome back and thanks for the tag.
nitin: how about romance and murder? :)

10:38 PM  
Blogger MISSquoted** said...

you know i loved the book even more after i finally learnt how to pronounce exupery's entire name...hyuk hyuk!

were you aware he and his plane disappeared in the desert sands one fine day...the bermuda triangle prophecy if you will...

1:07 PM  

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