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    Friday, August 04, 2006

    Rey Tagged Me

    And I can't let him down, so ...

    1. One book that changed your life? Kathy Acker's Blood and Guts in High School

    2. One book you have read more than once? Octavia Butler's Kindred

    3. One book you would want on a desert island? Rey said this one, and it's too smart not to copy - The U.S. Army Survival Handbook.

    4. One book that made you laugh? Tolstoy's Anna Karenina killed me.

    5. One book that made you cry? Most recently, Amy Bloom's Love Invents Us.

    6. One book you wish had been written? I wish Bill Clinton had written a memoir that really got to it and didn't spend so much time praising and thanking people who helped him.

    7. One book you wish had never had been written? Oh so many. The one that comes to mind is Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place, but there are so so so many.

    8. One book you are currently reading? Saul Bellow's Herzog. Snore.

    9. One book you have been meaning to read? Ralph Ellison's Juneteenth

    10. Now tag five people: Birthday girl Amy King, Amber Rhea, Cracker Lilo, The Poobah, and Mamita Mala - YOU'RE IT!!!!!

    5 Comments:

    Blogger belledame222 said...

    ohman. i forgot about women of Brewster Place...

    1:39 AM  
    Blogger Jen said...

    Glad to see that the Amy Bloom book had that effect on you, too. Kathy Acker's work wasn't a life changer for me, but it was a literature changer: a new world of possibility for writing came to life for me. Jeanette Winterson's _Written on the Body_ comes to my mind for #1-3 and #5.

    7:04 AM  
    Blogger Rey said...

    I haven't read the women of Brewster Place, but what's wrong with it?

    I only ask because a friend of mine is adapting it into a musical at Arena Stage...

    8:46 AM  
    Blogger Bella Sultane said...

    I read all of Naylor's books in college, so it's been awhile, but I'm also curious about the Women of Brewster Place.

    12:00 PM  
    Blogger Winter said...

    Oh Herzog. I dragged my way through that when I was about 17 because it was on a list of "great" books in The Guardian.

    3:15 PM  

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