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Significant books can change lives

Posted on January 7, 2008. Filed under: Games, Musings |

I was tagged for a book meme by my friend dovelove. I’m pleased to share my thoughts.  Because my interests are so wide-ranging, for this meme I’ll choose books known in the publishing vernacular as “non-fiction”. (I don’t think there is as big a line between “fiction” and “non-fiction” as some do.)  I’ll save “Literature” for another post.
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01. One book that changed your life
I’m OK, You’re OK by Thomas Harris 
02. One book that you’ve read more than once
I do this a lot with novels, but to stick to my category, I’ll choose Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
03. One book you’d want on a desert island
The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts
04. Two books that made you laugh
This is hard, if I’m not including fiction.  Hmm.  How about Don’t Call it Frisco by Herb Caen and The Peanuts Guide to Life by Charles Schultz 
05. One book that made you cry
Again, challenging with non-fiction.  Wishcraft by Barbara Sher
06. One book that you wish had been written
The ‘Real’ Rules for Joyful Living
07. One book that you wish had never been written
I don’t. Every book has its purpose and audience.
08. Two books you’re currently reading
Modern Physics and Ancient Faith by Stephen Barr; The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther & Jerry Hicks
09. One book you’ve been meaning to read
Space, Time and Medicine by Larry Dossey
10. Now tag five (or so) people:
I feel I’ve over-tagged, recently, so I’ll just leave it to you delightful readers to explore this list for yourself.  I found it a thoughtful exercise–thanks, dovelove!
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And to make up for not tagging, here’s a meme I stole from my favorite book blog, nylusmilk:

Contemporary, Historical, or Paranormal?   Paranormal, however, What is normal, anyway?

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?   Trade Paperback.

Heyer or Austen?   Austen, definitely.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?   Brick and Mortar to browse, usually to buy, but sometimes Amazon when I’m buying several at once.

Barnes & Noble or Borders?   Either one is fine.

Woodiwiss or Lindsay?   Have not read either one.

First romance novel you ever remember reading?   Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Alphabetize by author Alphabetize by title or random?   No!  Alphabetize by topic!

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?   Keep, until no more shelf room & piling up on floor.  Then, whine, complain, and grouse until I’ve chosen those to go to the used bookstore (where I get more, anyway).

Read with dust jacket or remove it?   With. Use as bookmark.

Sookie Stackhouse or Anita Blake?  I don’t know who they are, but I think they’re vampires?

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?   At chapter breaks when I’m aware of the clock, but have been known to fall asleep with open book on lap and cup of tea in hand!

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?   Once upon a time!

Crusie or SEP?  I do not know who they are.

Buy or Borrow?   Borrow from library, can therefore consume voraciously.

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?   Browse, and listening to author’s interviews.

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?   Tidy, please!

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?   Yes, yes, and yes.

Series or standalone?   Standalone in most cases.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?   Radical Reality by McWayne

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