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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

SO MANY BOOKS . . .

My friend D’Ann tagged me for this “One-Book” exercise.

Off we go!

1. One book that changed your life.
This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. I read this during a very tumultuous time in our lives. The lessons in spiritual warfare were unforgettable and led me on a prayer journey like I’d never experienced.

2. One book that you have read more than once.
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. An overwhelming story with the best examples of POV (point of view) I’ve ever seen.

3. One book you would want on a desert island.
My NIV Study Bible with all the markings in the margins and helps in the back.

4. Two books that made you laugh.
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith (one book in the Professor Dr. von Igelfeld trilogy). Leaper by Geoffrey Wood—the tale of a superhero which is not my normal fare, but very funny.

5. One book that made you cry.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Such a satisfying ending that I wept with relief and joy at the goodness that still exists.

6. One book you wish you'd written.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. The words dance off the page. Pure delight.

7. One book you wish had never been written.
I’m drawing a blank here. There have been a few I didn’t care about, but nothing stands out as that deplorable.

8. Two books you are currently reading.
Fallen by Matthew Raley and The Reluctant Smuggler by Jill Elizabeth Nelson. I’m reading both for upcoming book tours (two different ones). Am anxious to get started on A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman.

9. One book you've been meaning to read.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

10. Five people that I tag: Myra, Erica, Rhonda, Gina, and the Koala Bear Writer.

2 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

Love this one. Mine's up on the blog.

The Koala Bear Writer said...

Thanks for the tag - watch for the answer next week (gotta finish posting a story this week!). :)