reading rainbow! (I have had to resort to PBS shows for song lyrics – we have entered a new era..) Rachel, why is it that you are the only person who can ever make me feel like filling out these things. Maybe it’s just my obssessive interest in the goth commenter that has spawned this. (Seriously, time for school to start.)
1. One book that changed your life:
Plutarch’s Lives. Yup, I’m that nerdy. It’s the book that introduced me to the ancient Greek language back at the turn of the century. (I just like saying that.) Nearly nine years later, and we’re still just as in love as ever.
2. One book you’ve read more than once:
The Beacon At Alexandria. Been reading it every year since my senior year of high school. I found it while shelving when I worked at the library. May I just say that I did work some of the time I was there.
3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
I think that The Count of Monte Cristo would stand the test of time. And sand. And extreme sunburn.
4. One book that made you laugh:
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. What’s not to love about a protagonist who sounds exactly like the inside of my head? I’ll find the line I think she stole from me and post it later.
5. One book that made you cry:
The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell. Seriously a good book. I don’t know why Melly didn’t like it.
6. One book that you wish had been written:
Glaciers and Coffee Grounds, by me. Or maybe I’ll title it the ever popular The Vocabulary that Killed My Love Life.
7. One book that you wish had never been written:
The DaVinci Code. Seriously, if I have to find that blasted book for one more blasted customer…
8. One book you’re currently reading:
The Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor. It’s an advance readers edition, and it’s really really good.
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Nicholas Ostler’s Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World. Actually it’s the one on my bedside table that I haven’t dipped into yet. But it looks incredible.
10. Scariest book you’ve ever read:
The Secret History, by Donna Tartt. Terrifying.
Alright, now I’m going to be late going back to work. RACHEL!!!