March 09, 2005

Of All the Luck

I was over at Eric of Straight White Guy's and he had this Meme. When I got to the first question "You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?", I thought, "Whew, I'm not doin' this Meme. Crap. I have no clue."

Then I mosey on down to the bottom and there it says he's TAGGING ME! ARGH! OK, so here they are...

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be? I had to think about this one. I went back to my childhood. Charley and the Chocolate Factory. It was the first book I read. I was 6.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Blech. Yes. And I am admitting it on the blogosphere. When I was 6 I thought Speed Racer was a hottie. Who woulda thunk that some 20 years later I’d marry a guy who drives a white sports car…

The last book you bought is: Black Tiger by Robert Brace

The last book you read: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. (It took me awhile to finish this book. I read it intermittently… not because it wasn’t good, but because I was afraid of how it was going to end.)

What are you currently reading? Black Tiger by Robert Brace

Five books you would take to a deserted island.
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy (a favorite author)
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (a favorite author)
East of Eden by John Steinbeck (given to me as a gift by a man I almost married 18 years ago)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Umm… I swap the 5th book out and say I’d take The Great Omnipotent One (my Dad for those of you not in the know) because he could survive on a deserted island and I couldn’t without someone in the know.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why? Ahhh…My Three Blogbabies…

VW of One Happy Dog Speaks With two toddlers, she probably doesn’t read anymore… With this Meme she can fantasize about reading!

Sissy of And What Next because… I think we have similar reading tastes and I want to see.

Contagion at Miasmatic Review because I have a fairly good feeling his answers will surprise me. He’s also one of those types that could survive on a deserted island… no sweat.

Posted by Boudicca at March 9, 2005 10:12 PM

Well... hellooooo there... it appeared. Go figure.

Now if I can get the comments to save me. I mean, it's MY site and I have to keep plugging in my data!

Posted by: Bou at March 9, 2005 10:17 PM

.. holy SHIT.. a trackback from Bou?!?... I am stun'd... rock on, babe..

Posted by: Eric at March 10, 2005 12:17 AM

I wasn't sure I got that trackback thing right since... I'm new at this and all...

Posted by: Boudicca at March 10, 2005 07:07 AM

Son of a.... >sigh

Posted by: Contagion at March 10, 2005 08:08 AM

I'm gonna get you. This is the 2nd meme you gave me. And you know I use to read 2 to 3 books a week BEFORE children. ARGH. I just finished reading a Maisy Mouse book to #1 Son before naptime. Ugh!

Posted by: vw bug at March 10, 2005 01:27 PM

Excellent taste in authors, Bou. Your top 2 books are also mine - I'd have to add Cider House Rules as well. Pat Conroy can paint quite a portrait with words and John Irving's imagination always amazes me. Steinbeck is up there, too, but probably not my top 3. I think Great Gatsby would have to be number three, tied with Cider House.

Posted by: Momotrips at March 10, 2005 02:04 PM

I loved Cider House rules. It was tough to pick one from each of those authors. They're both great authors.

Posted by: Bou at March 10, 2005 05:22 PM