Monday, May 07, 2007

Bibliophile Meme

Seestur Ailene tagged me.

1. One book that changed your life.
Mythology, by Edith Hamilton. This is the first book I read that wasn't assigned by the teacher. I never knew stories could be this beautiful.

2. One book you have read more than once.
Michael Crichton's Sphere. Not that it's my all-time favorite book, but Michael Crichton's novels have always tickled the sci-fi geek in me. Chaos Theory, Unique Event Hypothesis, Extra Terrestrial Anthromorphism... just don't mind the movie versions, use your own imagination, and the book will give you a hell of a ride.

3. One book you would want on a desert island.
The Holy Bible. You want stories? You want cries of indignation and despair? Songs of hope? Truths/Mysteries? A biography of one eternally interesting man?

4. One book that made you laugh.
Tick Tock by Dean Koontz. Screwball comedy. Wacky dialogue. Remember to never anger your Thai mother!

5. One book that made you cry.
Lorenzo Carcaterra's SLEEPERS. Childhood friendships should be like this.

6. One book you wish had been written.
Love, by Jesus of Nazareth. I'd really REALLY love to read what He scribbled on the sand.

7. One book you wish had never been written.
Hmm. wala na

man. don't read if you don't like, di ba?

8. One book you are currently reading.
Yann Martel's Life of Pi. A 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger trapped in a lifeboat with a boy who is a Christian, a Hindu, and Muslim (yep, all at the same time). About 300 days in the Pacific. A botanical-island-oddity. Robinson Crusoe would love this boy.

9. One book you have been meaning to read.
Philip Yancey's Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference?. Philip Yancey's one of my favorite Christian authors and this is his latest book. John managed to snag a copy -- I'm just waiting for him to drop it and I'm going to snatch it from him right away :)

Tag five people for this meme.


Ailene said...

Several things:

01. I used to read Edith Hamilton's Mythology every sunday afternoon. Who cares if I've been reading it for the past eight months, right? You're right.

02. Ako din sobrang paulit-ulit kong binabasa yung Sphere. Gumawa pa nga ko ng sarili kong version nung code nila. Love it.

03. Amen. :D

04. I didn't know Tick Tock was funny.

05. I couldn't get over the Sleepers. Seriously. Parang ang bigat na 'di maintindihan. Hanggang ngayon, when I remember the Sleepers, napapatahimik ako.

08. You should try The Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel. It'd appeal to you, I think.

leah said...

On Sphere: i know a lot would think me stupid but a giant squid??? seriously???

Ailene said...


*shakes head*

it's actually not that impossible.

wait, wait, i'm not gonna be drawn into a geek-oid answer. hahahaha.