05 August 2006

Tag, you’re it

I have been tagged

1: One book that changed your life:

No book has actually changed my life as such. Some have definitely influenced me. I
will choose 1984 by George Orwell, not because it changed my worldview but because it represented a major change in my reading tastes.

2: One book you have read more than once:
Quite a few have been given a second or third re-reading but I will choose The Poor Mouth by Flann O’Brien (well my blog takes its name from this book; I had better give it a plug!)

3: One book you would want on a desert island:

How to Build a Teleportation Device with Two Coconuts and a Hermit Crab by Alexander Selkirk

4: One book that made you laugh:

The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Part by Louis de Bernieres. A mix of the very dark and the riotously funny

5: One book you wish had been written:

Anything by John Kennedy Toole written after a Confederacy of Dunces. His suicide meant that this was his last.

6: One book you wish had never had been written:

The Soft Machine by William Burroughs. Utter shit

7: One book that made you cry:

No book has made me cry but there are a few where I wanted a happy ending. Emile Zola’s Germinal is an example

8: One book you are currently reading:

Talk Talk by TC Boyle

9: One book you have been meaning to read:

Not one book but a book cycle: In search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust.

10: Now tag five people







betmo said...

thanks! i guess i will have to add a couple of books to my list of those to read. i am definitely a book worm and i hope that there will always be books- and not just print on line.

jams o donnell said...

Glad you like my choices, Betmo!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

This. is. so. complicated. I've only read a few notable works in so many years that the only things my mind can readily recall are children's books.

You stole 1984 from me. :(

Gert said...

Done It

jams o donnell said...

nice choices Gert!