Sunday, February 19, 2006


Hillbilly, Please got me on this one. Believe it or not, it was sort of hard! I read too much!

1. Name five of your favorite books.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Or pretty much all Austen's work; partly it's the comedy of manners sort of thing.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is the first book I remember reading and re-reading as a child. I'm sure that there were many more. My grandmother was a great reader and constantly had a book by her side; she introduced us to many good books in our childhood.

Thomasina by Paul Gallico
Another book I have read over and over snce childhood. I stole my copy from the library's discard pile; for some reason they wouldn't sell it to me. I'm sure the librarian turned a blind eye to my theft!

Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
I discovered Thoreau in the back-to-nature years that were happening when I was a teenager. But when I started reading Emerson, something inside me said, "Yes!" I have a picture of me somewhere standing by Emerson's grave.

Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith
I knew every woman in Lee Smith's books, and have been and will be some of them.

Hard to trim this down just five, ya'll know it?

2. What was the last book you bought?

For me, oh, dear! I buy a lot of books for the might have been Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner. She's a good writer of very entertaining books; In Her Shoes was great. I bought it because I needed a book between meetings and there was only a chain store in town. Wouldn't have done it if I didn't like her stuff, though. I can be so cheap!

3. What was the last book you read?

Man's Rise to Civilization by Peter Farb. It's been here for awhile and is for sale, so I thought I should read it before it leaves. Supposed to be about the evolution of human society, it is a fascinating study of Native American culture, from an unusual viewpoint.

4. List five books that have been particularly meaningful to you (in no particular order).

I thought that was what question 1 was about. Like I said, I read way too much and it's hard to pin that down. At different periods of my life different books have been more meaningful. Religious works of many religions and spiritual thought have always been part of my life and reading.

5. Name three books you've been dying to read but just haven't yet.

Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers by Judy Dyer
Because Jane says it's wonderful and because Marie recommended it!

Collected Poems by W. H. Auden
Given to me as a gift several years ago and I just haven't gotten to it yet.

A few more books by Anthony Trollope that I haven't tracked down yet.

6. Tag five people and have them fill this quiz out on their own.

Chris at Woolybuns
Becca at Becca and Bella
Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm
Cyndy at Riverrim
Anyone else that wants to.

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