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The Book Meme

May 21st, 2005 · No Comments

I’ve now been tagged three times for this, so I’m guessing I’d better actually answer. :P

1) Total number of books I’ve owned?

I really don’t feel like counting, but several hundred.

2) The last book I bought?

An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott, on ‘s recommendation. I’m enjoying reading about the brown curly-haired girl falling in love with the rascally redheaded boy. :)

3) The last book I read?

Well, I’m reading the above, but the last one I finished is Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. Eagerly awaiting The Hallowed Hunt. :)

4) Five books that mean a lot to me:

Leaving aside the scriptures, which would take four of my five alloted books:

1) Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery. So she’s a Mary Sue and he’s a Gary Stu and the plot is melodramatic and predictable– this book was my favorite for years. I even made a porcelain doll based on Kilmeny.

2) Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley. My favorite book before Kilmeny. I wore out two paperback copies before I finally found it in hardcover.

3) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Obviously. My favorite book ever, I can never read it enough. I’ll probably have it memorized by the time I’m 30.

4) Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry. I love many children’s books, (in fact, it was a close decision between this and I Can’t, Said the Ant by Polly Cameron), but this is the one I remember spending the most time with as a child, and which I still find myself pulling off myself today.

5) The Harry Potter series. Literally changed my life.

Five people who need to do this meme:

Gah. Who hasn’t done it?


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