Okay, so I guess it's my turn to post for the Book Meme-- because obviously Constancia is having problems doing so! (Grr!) No, really I don't mind. I actually kinda wanted to do this... that was until I realized that I haven't read too many books lately, but whatever. I will do my best!!! So, here goes:
Total number of books I own:
I would have to agree with Judit... WAY too many!!! Well, not too many, just too many to count :D
Last book I bought:
well, I would like to say that it was The Screwtape Letters
, but I can't because Grant got the last copy of it from the regular book store and the Christian book store doesn't have any copies in right now either! (I really
want to read that book!) So, I think the last book I bought was... huh, it's been a long time since I've bought a book for myself... I get a lot of them as gifts! I think it must have been Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Last book I read:
yeah, it takes me forever to finish a book because I always get side-tracked! But I did finish MacBeth in English class! Though, I'm not entirely sure that counts as a book, seeing as it's a play. So I guess the last book I finished was Flowers for Algernon
, which was also for English, but I really liked it! Oh and I am currently in the middle of Return Of The King
Five books that have meant a lot to me:
1) The Five People You Meet In Heaven
I read this for a religion assignment and man was it good!!! (I read a lot because of assignments) It's not necessarily Catholic, but it isn't necessarily NOT Catholic, either: mainly because no one really knows what heaven will be like. I think everyone should read this book, especially if you're scared about what will happen to you after you die. It has a way of easing the mind about that!
2) The Lord of the Rings
series. You want a feel-good read, this is the place to get it! Though, really, it's so much more than just a feel good kind of trilogy. I love Tolkien. He can write so beautifully about Catholicism without revealing to his audience that he's writing about Catholicism! Not that we shouldn't know it's based on Catholic beliefs, it's just that even if someone doesn't want to read a spiritual book, it's still an excellent read. However, digging a bit deeper helps to make these books that much better.
3) The Chronicles of Narnia
I must confess, I haven't quite finished this series. But I've read through book five (and 1/2 of six) and C.S. Lewis also knows where it's at-- spiritually speaking! Actually, at first he didn't. But after being challenged to write something Christian by his good friend Tolkien, he sure did change! He wrote the aformentioned Screwtape Letters
as well. And, he has a way of making you feel like you're in the book; right along-side the children! I tell you, it's amazing and oh so spiritual!
4) Ella Enchanted
This is a Cinderella based book. It's quite the lesson-teacher, actually! Good for the awkward, early-adolecent girl. It's about Ella's persistance and sacrifice and there are so many fun characters! I actually danced
when I finished this book because I liked it so much! (Not that I'm not dancing all the time, but still... :D)
5) Each Peach Pear Plum
I think this was the first book I ever memorized... or it's just the only one that I can still recite (I know, I'm a dork!) It's kinda cooky-- a mixture of Mother Goose and hidden pictures, it's extremely fun. Everyone should read it... or maybe you can just ask me to tell you the story, cuz like I said, I can still recite it! :P
And now for the FUN part! Tagging time! Magdalena
from A Country Boy Writes...Peachy
from 8 O'Clock ChapletCarducci
from 8 O'Clock Chaplet
Sorry to those of you who don't know me, but we are connected through the Hobbit and I was given the "okay" by her! So if you want to gripe, please address your hate mail to Judit!
Oh, and the word of the day is sulfuric acid, because it took Judit and I a really
long time to figure out that is what H2SO4 is! Mmm, thats some good stuff! :S