On Giants' Shoulders

Friday, August 11, 2006

Tag you're it!

Karen Edmisten has sent on a meme tag for book lovers. I couldn't resist being one of her tagees so here goes. I warn you that at the end I'm going to tag some people too, so be on the look out for your name and be ready to give us the names of some books. I'll follow Karen's lead and give more than one title (at least some of the time!).

l. One book that changed your life:

Rome Sweet Home, by Scott and Kimberly Hahn
Evangelical is Not Enough, by Tom Howard
What is a Family, by Edith Schaeffer
For the Children's Sake, by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

2. One book you've read more than once:
Well, the three listed under number 1, but also:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Narnia Chronicles, by. C.S. Lewis
Eclipse of the Sun, by Michael O'Brien
A Ring of Endless Light, by Madeleine L'Engle
(actually truth be told almost any book I've ever loved I've read more than once)

3. One book you'd want on a desert island.
The Bible
Eclipse of the Sun
I'm Just Here for the Food, by Alton Brown (cooking techniques will be needed)
Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome
Jackie Fee's Sweater Workshop (on a desert island I might have time to knit). The Lord of the Rings (what can I say, it's long, and I'd have time to kill).

4. One book that made you laugh.

Cheaper by the Dozen, by Gilbreth and Gilbreth
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, by Farley Mowat
Owls in the Family, by Farley Mowat
We Shook the Family Tree, by Hildegarde Dawson? (I truly forget the name)
Please Don't Drink the Holy Water, by Susie Lloyd

5. One book that made you cry:

The Bird's Christmas Carol (can't remember the author, but the book's a tear jerker)
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott
Plague Journal, by Michael O'Brien

6. One book that you wish had been written
How to Read all the Books You Have on Your List Before Your 90th Birthday and Still Have Time to Clean the House

7. One book that you wish had never been written

The Group, by Mary McCarthy
Peyton Place, by Grace Metalius
Lady Chatterly's Lover
Can we say scandalized as a teenager...Obviously someone's mom wasn't a very good censor.

8. One book you're currently reading:

Reader I Married Him
Jane and the Ghosts of Netley, by Stephanie Barron
Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
Mulieris Dignitatem, by Pope John Paul II

9. One book you've been meaning to read:

The Authentic Catholic Woman
The Female Quixote, by Charlotte Lennox
Napoleon of Notting Hill, by G.K. Chesterton
Introduction to Christianity, by Pope Benedict XVI

10. Tag Five Others:

1. Abby Swift
2. Amanda Swift
3. Laura Hurlburt
4. Bronx Mama
5. Apostle on Water


At 10:37 PM, Blogger shenyuen said...

I'll get around to my tag in a bit, but thought you would enjoy this in the meantime... :)


planning a vacation????

At 7:49 AM, Blogger shenyuen said...

re: redneck

you see... :)

I took that test as though I was living at your house :) like I used too

hehe (sly laugh!!)

hey did you ever get my email? just want to make sure I sent it right.

I haven't forgotten about the tag either!

At 3:01 PM, Blogger shenyuen said...

well now. It may have been a long time ago, but I became quite intimately aquainted with the tractor LONG before I ever learned how to drive :) hehe...

sounds good about auntie!

don't worry about the email, I was just unsure if it ever arrived that's all.

At 8:14 PM, Blogger Karen E. said...

Such great choices, Liz -- esp. all that Michael O'Brien!


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