Saturday, 19 August 2006
Witchface has gone on holiday and left me (the Host) with this meme from Qenny. For which I must thank him (Qenny, not IDV), otherwise I wouldn't have anything to blog about. And now, I will subject you to my nefarious reading preferences!
Mwah hah hah ha!
* ahem *
1. One book you have read more than once: Good Omens - The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett). Funnily enough, I liked this book better before IDV arrived on the scene. The bit where Aziraphale takes up residence in Madam Tracy's body as they ride to avert the apocalypse on Madam Tracy's elderly scooter (complete with Witch Finder Sergeant Shadwell on board), is now quite poignant...
2. One book you would want on a desert island: The Big Book of Desserts?
3. One book that made you laugh: Calvin & Hobbes - The Revenge of the Baby-Sat (Bill Watterson). Calvin & Hobbes always make me laugh. I only chose this particular book because I like the front cover better than the others. Well, I like the expression on Calvin's face.
4. One book that made you cry: Watership Down (Richard Adams). Somewhat obviously, the bit where Hazel dies. There was another book that I read quite recently that had me sobbing and snivelling but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. How diabolical.
5. One book you wish you had written: The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger). This book is just beyond compare. Truly magnificent in its extraordinary ordinary-ness. I would try to convey more, maybe use some more synonyms but I appear to have lost my perspicacity. IDV must have taken it by mistake. Just a warning, though: If you're going to read the book, don't read the link - you'll spoil the ending. In fact, the whole book will be ruined.
6. One book you wish had never been written: I'm going to have to steal Qenny's answer and go with all those religious tomes that cause blinkered righteousness, hatred and war. Well, either those or Gillian McKeith's You Are What You Eat. Cow!
7. One book you are currently reading: Star Trek Vanguard - Summon The Thunder (Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore). I've only just started this one but, so far, Memory Alpha's description of it is spot on. I thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series, Harbinger, so my hopes are high.
8. One book you have been meaning to read: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon). This book has been beside my bed for months now, if not a year. I borrowed it from a friend who raved about it, but I just haven't got around to starting it. I always seem to have something else to read. Or accidently buy a new book...
9. One Book That Changed Your Life: The Necrotelicomnicom. It was the book I was reading when IDV dropped in - I think it acted as a beacon or conduit. It has a lot to answer for!
10. Now Tag 5 bloggers: Imogen/Toby, Dora & Tina, Miss Haversham, m'Lady and Tim. Do your worst, my pretties.
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Ooh. There's that nervous tic again...