well now... just when i think i have nothing to write about, a brilliant and beautiful bloggirlfriend goes and tags me for a meme, and, well here i am...and here it is:
1. One book
you your mommy has read more than once:
mommy loves reading, so whenever she finds a good and/or great book, she almost always reads it again. this habit started when she was very young, with a book called Kabumpo in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. stupid sounding book, i know, but she liked it so much as a kid she once read it 3 times in one day. can you say "shy bookworm"? yep. that was mommy.
2. One book
you your mommy would want on a desert island:
Kyahgirl asked if J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy counted as "one" book, and mommy said it did, mostly because she knew that's what she'd want if she were thusly marooned (as opposed to being a "maroon" which of course, she already is.) by the way, she's read the trilogy at least 6 times. 7 if you count the time she read most of it out loud to her sister, who was recovering from having wisdom teeth pulled over a Thanksgiving vacation (back when both girls were still in college).
3. One book that made
you your mommy laugh:
anyone who knows mommy knows she loves to laugh... one of the many books that has provided her with more than a few chuckles, chortles, and/or guffaws was Straight Man, by Richard Russo. and yes, she's read it twice.
4. One book that made
you your mommy cry:
Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth.
5. One book
you your mommy wishes you she had written:
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, because mommy thinks it is one of the most perfect stories she's ever read. for the record, she adores the film version, as well.
6. One book
you wish your mommy wishes had never been written:
that's a tough question, because mommy doesn't believe in censorship. so, while there are manymany books she'll never read because they are, in her opinion, disgusting/disturbing/degenerate, she would never want to deny anyone's right to... er... write them and/or read them.
7. One book
I am mommy is currently reading:
it's no exaggeration to say there are about 11 books on the night stand at the moment. but the ones she's trying to rotate between are Team of Rivals (Goodwin), Wishcraft (Sher & Gottleib), The Voice of Knowledge (Ruiz), Boss Tweed (Ackerman), and A New Beginning (Abraham-Hicks)
8. One book
I have mommy keeps meaning to read:
The DaVinci Code. because, dammit, she and daddy are the only people on the planet who have yet to do so.
9. One book that has changed your mommy's life:
there are actually two: Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting, by Lynn Grabhorn, which provided a motivational kick in the ass for mommy, and The Mastery of Love, by don Miguel Ruiz, which mommy found to be simple, elegant, beautiful, and wise.
happy now? good. imagine my relief.
okay time for the "fun" part, tagging other folks to do this meme. normally i wouldn't do this... well, come to think of it, since i've only done one other meme and i did, in fact, tag a few folks, apparently i would. so who? first, Daddy (duh), along with Miz BoheMia, Gingajoy, Mo'a, and Pia, who is so busy writing her own book she'll probably laugh at the notion. and finally... Mom-101, who's on vacation and won't be able to do this and will probably be tagged by a billion other people, but what the hell. and, in case anyone wondered, yes, mommy was more than a little dismayed by the fact that, because someone else had already done so, she was unable to ask her NBFF to do this meme. that said, mommy completely understands that she can't keep a good friend to herself and is, therefore, in no way bitter and/or pissed off that Kyahgirl beat her to the punch and/or tag.
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." ~Groucho Marx