18 March 2006

Tagged --

--by Carrie.

Name five of your favorite books:
Natural history of the senses - Diane Ackerman
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
Portrait of a lady - Henry James
The white album and Slouching toward Bethlehem - Joan Didion
Jane and Prudence - Barbara Pym

What was the last book you bought?
Sleeping with cats - Marge Piercy

What was the last book your read/finished?
The life of Pi - Yann Martel

List five books that have been meaningful to you:
A tree grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
Writing down the bones - Natalie Goldberg
The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark - Carl Sagan
Franny & Zooey - J.D. Salinger
The white witch - Elizabeth Goudge

Name five books you've been dying to read but just haven't gotten around to it?
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Sexual Personae - Camille Paglia
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clark
Eleanor Roosevelt - Blanche Wiesen Cook

p.s. - I have new Variluxes (and not the titanium, either - the idea of them made me feel like a machine getting a new part), and I treated myself to reading glasses. Note my priorities: if my everyday glasses break again, I still won't be able to drive well, but I'll be able to read, knit, and write.


KSD said...

Glad you are sighted once again! Yes, "titanium" does have a less-than-human sound to it.

Letter arrived yesterday. Thank you so VERY much for the positively adorable patch!!!

It's Me, Maven... said...

Hey a woman's gotta have priorities:)

Glad you got your specs!

Carrie K said...

It sounds like you have your priorities straight.

I just bought Sleeping With Cats. O=

Zee said...


Let's see, I have too many fave books to name just five. :)

Last book I bought was actually One Skein, by Leigh Radford.

Last book I finished was Life Paint and Passion, by Michele Cassou and Stewart Cubley.

Five books that have been meaningful to me: Writing down the bones, by Natalie Goldberg; Emotional Alchemy, by Tara Bennett-Goleman; Sacred Practices for Conscious Living, by Nancy J. Napier; Life Paint and Passion, by Michele Cassou and Stewart Cubley... gee, there are so many!

Dying to read: also Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, which I've begun but not gotten around to finish.