Tori tagged me with this book meme recently; can’t turn down a fellow New Englandah, now can I!
My reading: It has tapered off drastically these last few years. There was a time I would go through 3 books in a weekend, reading at the beach, in the backyard, wherever I found myself. Not so anymore. I’m not sure why! Let’s blame the internet…in fact, I’d be reading The Ghost At The Table by Suzanne Berne right now if I wasn’t doing this meme! Ahhhh, distractions
Total number of books owned: I have two boxes of books in storage, and after doing a quick check of the bookshelves here, 238…so probably close to 300, maybe 350.
Last book bought: Eclipse (the third of the Twilight series) by Stephanie Meyer.
Last book read: Eclipse. I was so glad I read about this series on Carl’s blog; they’re for young adults (as is the Harry Potter series). The main characters are Bella, a human teen; her new boyfriend, Edward, a gorgeous vampire (his equally gorgeous “family” also plays a prominent role in the books) and Jacob Black, Bella’s friend from childhood, who happens to become a werewolf. I have to say the stories totally sucked me in and made me care about the characters! Even when you want to roll your eyes and say, get a GRIP, Bella, you still can’t stop reading!
Five meaningful books:
- In HIs Own Write, by John Lennon. I got this when I was a kid, under 12…and loved it! DIdn’t understand half of it, and looking at it now…um…OMG LOL!
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: Oh, I fell in love with this story when I was 14. My friend Pat and I had hitchhiked to a bookstore in the next town over, and I was just browsing the titles. I already had a Richard Brautigan in hand when I noticed The Hobbit. PIcked it up, read a few pages…and I was HOOKED I remember seeing the date it was first published (9/21/37) and asking my mother if she’d ever read it when she was young; she said it wasn’t her cup of tea.
- The Stand, by Stephen King: I sat on the porch and read it cover to cover when it first came out in 1978. I loved the story, good against evil (maybe this was why I never wanted to go to Vegas LOL) . What a disappointment the movie was!
- Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson: I read this a couple years after coming back from Japan, and can remember nodding my head and smiling at so many different points in the story. The premise? Simple; he was going to hitchhike from one end of Japan to the other, following the cherry blossoms
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling: My favorite of the Harry Potter books, mainly because it was all about Snape. What an amazing character he was!
Thanks, Tori, that was fun!