17 March 2008

when only a meme will do


I found this meme at Thinking About...


1. What book are you reading right now? I just started Pamela by Samuel Richardson on the recommendation of The Tsarina of Tsocks. I love it. What's not to love about an 18th-century epistolary novel? Just my cup of tea.

2. What was the last book you read on a plane? I haven't been on a plane in 12 years, and I don't remember.

3. What was the last book you read on a roadtrip? Well, I haven't been on a roadtrip for awhile either, but the book I've been toting along when I visit people and I know I might be reading instead of listening to twaddle the scintillating conversation is Emma.

4. What was the most unusual place you found yourself reading? See #2 and #3. I don't get out much. I do read while I'm cooking, though. I loathe cooking, so I read while I'm stirring whatever, or while whatever is coming to a boil.

5. What books would you take to keep you occupied on a two-week vacation to the beach? I don't go to the beach. The sun makes me sick, I don't like sand anywhere on my body, and I can't swim. However, should I find myself in a beach house, watching the surf and enjoying a sea breeze, I'd take The Mists of Avalon, Beatrix Potter: a life in nature, and Ocean Breezes: knitted scarves inspired by the sea. (And the appropriate yarn, of course.) All three are on my shelves, unread. What a joy it would be to have time to read them!

Let's see, whom shall I tag? The last two people who did this meme tagged three, so I will do the same -- Moon Rani at Tea Reads, Bridget at The Ravell'd Sleave, and Paula at Bassett Knitter -- plus anyone else who feels meme-ish.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

6 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Ack! You have Mists of Avalon, and haven't yet read it? I'm actually jealous...that first time, it's kinda amazing.

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

1. What book are you reading right now?

I have several I pick up every now and then: Marx's "Communist Manifesto"; "Revenge," by George Hayduke; "Lily Dale"; "Poems of Love and Grief" by Heinrich Heine; "The No Asshole Rule."

2. What was the last book you read on a plane?

N/A, don't recall the last time I was on a plane.

3. What was the last book you read on a roadtrip?

A book by comedian Ron White.

4. What was the most unusual place you found yourself reading?

Poolside. Aft. Cruiseship, somewhere between here and Bermuda.

5. What books would you take to keep you occupied on a two-week vacation to the beach?

Crochet books with great pictures. And of course, yarn.

Bridget said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!

This looks like a fun meme - I'll have to organize my responses ...

KnitNana said...

Get MISTS off your shelf and READ IT!
:)
You won't be sorry...
(((hugs)))

Jennifer said...

Mist of Avalon is a fantastic book!

Carrie K said...

I found Pamela stultifyingly dull but then again, I think I was 17. Last book read on a plane was Mysteries of Udolpho! Perfect plane reading.

Beaches are for cottages by the sea, to stroll on the beach and listen to the ocean roar while reading in a hammock. I'm stealing this meme if I get a chance to post anytime soon.