Saturday, March 28, 2009

Anno's Meme

Anno posted this MeMe (which, like some others, I always thought was "meme-rhymes with hem" rather than Me-Me! I second Rosemary's "Duh!"

This was a fun one and a little different:

Four childhood books I’ve read.
Trixie Belden Mysteries (the whole series, but I'll count as one!)
Back to School with Betsy (Carolyn Heywood)
Little Women (Alcott)
Misty of Chincoteague (Marguerite Henry)

Four “So-Called Classic” books read and never forgotten.
Sense and Sensibility (Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Austen)
Jane Eyre (Bronte)
Tender is the Night (Fitzgerald)

Four personal modern “Classic Novels”
Gone with the Wind -- Margaret Mitchell
Memoirs of a Geisha -- Arthur Golden (some may dispute it's a classic; I loved it)
Mists of Avalon -- Marion Bradley
To Kill a Mockingbird -- Harper Lee

Four authors I've read again and again:
Jane Austen
Laurie Colwin
Anne Perry
Jacqueline Winspear

Four authors &/or books I'll never read again...ever:
Mrs. Dalloway (Woolf)
(I can't think of any others, though I'm not aching to read "Beowulf" again...)

Four books on my “To-be-read-list”:
The Ride of Our Lives (Mike Leonard)
Kitchen Table Wisdom (Rachel Naomi Remen)
The Vein of Gold (Julia Cameron)
John Adams (David McCullough)

Four books (originally two fiction and two non-fiction books) I'd take to a desert island -- but I think these are all non-fiction:
A Gift from the Sea (Lindbergh)
Home Cooking (Laurie Colwin)
Plan B (Anne Lamott)
Crazy Aunt Purl's Divorced, Drunk and Covered in Cat Hair (Laurie Perry)
Entertaining Is Fun (Dorothy Draper)
(OK, I know -- that was five, and actually I should add "Harpo Speaks" by Harpo Marx and any huge mystery by Elizabeth George. Then I'll have knitting, entertaining, recipes, self-improvement, faith and writing -- and a good yarn -- and I don't mean the fiber kind!)

Four book recommendations I have followed (and loved):
Two for the Road (Jane and Michael Stern)
Friday Night Knitting Club (Kate Jacobs)
Blink (Malcolm Gladwell)
Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)

The last lines of one of my favorite books (or at least one of my favorite books that was ready at hand):

I don't have a favorite -- I have lots of favorites. "Eat, Pray, Love" is at hand. And the line:

"Let's cross over."


anno said...

Oh, I loved Trixie Belden! And the rest of your list, too. It was fun to see so many favorites here, so many in fact that I think I'm going to have to read something Jacqueline Winspear just because she's on it.

Here's hoping the promised snow stays away...

Joanne Huffman said...

I always enjoy your book recommendations. And, I , too, have been pronouncing it "mem" in my head.


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