4. One book that made you laugh. I would have to agree with Shonda and go with Erma Bombeck, but my favorite of hers was Life is always Greener over the Septic Tank. And I enjoyed Bill Cosby on Fatherhood. There are not enough funny books written! I miss Erma.
5. One book that made you cry. I love books that touch my soul. One that left its mark was Anne Frank’s Diary. Of course, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom is an all-time favorite. Wuthering Heights made me cry. A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer breaks my heart about a child enduring childhood abuse. Here I go. “Nobody can eat just one.” Where are those m & ms? And while we’re at it, I could use a Kleenex.
6. One book that you wish had been written. God’s Phone Number would be helpful, The Answer to Your Question Is would intrigue me right from start,and a bestseller would be How to Listen so God will Talk. I gave up on the “one book” qualifier after question 3 because it was a stumbling block. And the m & ms are all gone.
7. One book that you wish had never been written. I don’t know. Maybe everything by Michael Moore. Now there’s an M&M for you. Talk about a pop culture icon that gets recognized by griping about everything. It kills me that he has become so celebritized. Need some proof? Who else gets 239,000 hits when you Google “Why I hate Michael Moore?” Or maybe If I Did It by O.J. Simpson because his name became synonymous with “Ojaying” your wife in domestic violence. Enough said.
8. One book you’re currently reading. See earlier post this week– “the reading corner December.”
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read. The Mitford series by Jan Karon. I just can’t get past the first pages of a single Episcopalian priest and his labrador retriever ever at his side before I fall asleep. Please don’t hate me. I know they’re sweet books, but so far, I snooze before the second chapter.
10. Tag 5 people. Five? Hmmmm. I can’t “tag” Kathy because she’s been so busy remodeling and waiting on that precious grandchild to arrive, and hasn’t updated her blog since early December—miss you Kathy. I could tag Shonda, who I got the meme from in the first place, but that would cause the meme to fall into a centrifugal spin on itself, so that isn’t a good idea. I can’t tag Angie or Fran or Karen since they were tagged already. I can’t tag Jean or Barbara because they don’t blog, but surely leave sweet comments sometimes. (Maybe you’d like to use the comment section on what you’re reading.) I know everyone is busy right now, but I’d love to know what Bev or Jean Mac or Linda are reading. So if these questions interest you then by all means: Go for it. And I challenge you, like m & ms–can you really just name (or eat) one?