C.E. Chaffin tagged me for this book survey. As you probably can figure out from reading this blog, I have a fascination for all types of books. When I first learned to read, my parents would not let me take books into the bathroom so I read labels off the cans under the sink. I learned that there were several ways to say the same thing.
And here I am still fascinated with the written word.
One book that changed your life: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. To me, the science fiction and fantasy genre's of Asimov's time dealt with freedom. I was a teenager when I first read this book. I realized that freedom from my parent's home was not getting married to a yahoo, but was being able to make my own decisions.
One book that you've read more than once: This one was hard for me because if I like the book I will read it more than once. But here are the books that I liked the most: Tolkien's Lord of the Ring series, Anne Bishop's Dark Jewel Series, Umberto Eco's Foucalt's Pendulum, Heinlein's Girl Friday, and many many more.
One book you'd want on a desert island: Bible. I can read this book over and over. Also, it is a great template for writing modern stories. All the basic story templates are there. Give me pen, paper, and the Bible and I am set for years. :-)
One book that made you laugh: Except for the last three books, Terry Pratchett's Disc World series. It has all the human foibles and then some.
One book that made you cry: When I was a child, it was Where the Red Fern Grows. As an adult, I cried in certain portions of Hardy's Tess. Shhh don't tell anyone.
One book that you wish had been written: There are a lot of books that I wished I had written, but there are so many books today that I think almost every subject has a book about it unless the subject has not been invented yet.
One book that you wish had never been written: Hitler's book. I won't even name it because 1) my brain cannot seem to come up with the title and 2) I don't want to give his book any more air time.
One book you're currently reading: I am currently reading strong women with psychic abilties books like Patricia Briggs Moon Called. I have a whole stack of these types of books. Someday I want to write one. But for now I enjoy a strong woman KICKING ass. LOL
Books that I want to reread in the future are Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.