Tuesday, October 09, 2007
By The Book
By the Book
Scarlett has tagged me for a Meme. http://wanderlustscarlett.blogspot.com/
I have a question. Where did the word Meme originate?
1. Total number of books owned – Well, in my small office I have four bookshelves. They are mostly stuffed with books. Some are classics. Some are new. I am currently counting. One…two…three…four…. Around 300 wonderful words of wisdom.
2. Last book bought - James Joyce Ulysses.
3. Last book read - Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst. I’m on a journey. The book made a lot of sense to me.
4. Five books which mean a lot to you –
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Source by James Mitchner
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.
The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams
I could add others. The entire series of the Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Or On Writing by Steven King, or Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson. Then there are all of the Deadly Sins by Lawrence Saunders or Lou Reed by Lou Reed. There is EVERYTHING by J. R. R. Tolkien. Then Agatha Christy. I must have at least eight Bibles. The book of Ruth comes to mind. I adore the feel and the smell of a book. How it keeps one company at the end of a long day.
There are also the endless animal books beginning but not ending with North American Wildlife and Amphibians and Reptiles in West Virginia. Also the complete series of the Wildfire by Eliot Wigginton.
It saddens me that in this day and age, Children are not encouraged to read. I say, they are much poorer for the lack of that experience.
Right then. Tagging all that read this. You’re it.