Thursday, August 10, 2006

Book Assortment

It's always fun to think about books.

The book that changed my life: Reminiscences by William Morris Stewart.
It caused me to chase all over this country searching for my long lost relatives. Uncle Bill was my great-grandfather's brother and the first US Senator from Nevada.

The book I read more than once: The Love Letters by Madeline L'Engle.
I read this about every five years. It always fascinates me.

The book I would want on a desert island: Footprints in the Dust by Alice Cooper Bailey.
My 6th grade teacher read us this book. Alice B. wrote it in 1936. I found a copy in a rare book store a few years ago. Since it is about an island, I picked it for this category.

A book that made me laugh: Knots in my Yo Yo String by Jerry Spinelli.
It is his biography of life during the middle school years.

A book that made me cry: Small Steps; The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
This is a biography of another author of children's books.

A book I wish I had written: Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams.
This is a very clever YA mystery.

A book that I wish would not have been written: Pretty Birds by Scott Simon.
I love to listen to Scott Simon on NPR, but he definitely should keep his day job.

The book I am currently reading: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith.
This is one of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. They are just fun to read.

I tag the Repressed Librarian and four other librarians who might be reading this.


Katherine said...

Ooh, nice post, Mama! I didn't realized you disliked the birds book so much.

Psst... Repressed Librarian tagged ME, so she's already done it. But that is still a nice shout-out to a fellow librarian blogger. :-)

Marie said...

mmmm...i think i know a little secret about love letters ms. librarian ;)

Elizabeth said...

maybe I'll do this too even though I've only been a PARAPROFESSIONAL. ; )