January 30, 2009

One Book...

I saw this meme over at Kiss A Cloud and A Striped Armchair:

One book you’re currently reading:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay By Michael Chabon
One book that changed your life:
Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser
One book you’d want on a deserted island:
The Collected works of Jane Austen (I have to agree with Eva on this one!)
One book you’ve read more than once:
Persuasion By Jane Austen
One book you’ve never been able to finish:
Les Miserables By Victor Hugo
One book that made you laugh:
The Other Side of The Story By Marian Keyes
One book that made you cry:
Atonement By Ian McEwan
One book you keep rereading:
Persuasion By Jane Austen
One book you’ve been meaning to read:
A Suitable Boy By Vikram Seth
One book you believe everyone should read:
The Book Thief By Markus Zusak
Finally,Grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence
"Hook still had the power to haunt their dreams" From, Peter Pan in Scarlet By Geraldine McCaughrean.


Iliana said...

This is a fun meme. I agree, The Book Thief is a must read!

Tamara said...

Karen, what category would you put 'beloved'? I like the meme, might give it a try myself - however, I think I need to borrow the Book Thief in my next visit to your library!

Anonymous said...

I didn't care for Peter Pan in Scarlet - it had too many mistakes from Barrie's original stories. Not what I would expect from n "official" sequel.
I prefer this one:
and here's an article on it:


Karen said...

Hi Iliana - I think The Book Thief has really touched a lot of people. Such a wonderful story.

Hi Tamara - I think I would put Beloved in the category of "One book that made me sleep with the light on"! Definitely need to borrow The Book Thief - I will keep it aside for you.

Hi the_never_fairy - thanks for these great suggestions. I haven't actually read Peter Pan in Scarlet as yet but I heard an interview with the author a while ago and it sparked my interest.

nutmeg said...

Hi Karen - finally able to sit down and visit some blogs after returning from o/s!

I have just finished Kavalier and Clay would you believe! It's one of my current book club reads. I was raging through it and hit a wall with about 200 pages to go - but I eventually got there.

Also, if Fast Food Nation changed your life you just have to read Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan :-)

And thank you for the award while I was away.

Karen said...

Hi Nutmeg - great to see you back! I will have to drop over to your blog and hear about your travels.
I'm so glad to hear you struggled with the last bit of Kavalier and Clay - that is exactly what is happening for me at the moment! I have about 100 pages to go and it feels like it is never going to end. I have loved the book but it has been hard work.
I have looked out for the book you mentioned but haven't been able to see it in any local bookshops. I'm going to be in Sydney this weekend so will look out there. Thanks!

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