"The book meme"

Go on then – been tagged by watchandweigh who I once shared an office with.. Here goes for my first ever meme…

One book that changed your life?

The Marriage Book by Nicky and Sila Lee. The affianced and I worked through Nicky and Sila’s course for our marriage prep, and it made us discuss with and deal with a whole lot of issues that would probably have otherwise caused all sorts of marital strife in the early years. It really is scary how much you assume about yourself and the person you’re about to marry!

One book you have read more than once?

Lots of choice here – I usually read books more than once. Lets go for

This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti. I just love his handling of spiritual warfare, with angels and demons being real/corporal beings that we just can’t see.

One book you would want on a desert island?

No real choice here – got to be the Bible! Although I did like

watchandweigh’s suggestion of “1,001 edible topical plants.”

One book that made you laugh?

Again plenty to choose from, but I’ll plump for Inconceivable by Ben Elton, as I only read it last week.

One book that made you cry?

Lord of the Rings. Oh – you didn’t mean tears of boredom and frustration?

Ok, so it’s not that bad.. but there’s just pages and pages of battles and poems and arrrggg!

One book you wish you had written?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. And not just cos of the money (honest).

One book you wish had never been written?

The training manual for al-Qaeda terrorists. Not that I believe it really exists as an “it”, or would make much difference if it did or not. But you know what I mean.

One book you are currently reading?

The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Not as good as it sounds.

One book you’ve been meaning to read?

His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman. Oops, that’s three books. Mind you, LotR and the Bible are also many books combined into a single book, so I’ll count it as one. I happened to have got Northern Lights out of the library this weekend (along with Sherlock Holmes and “VBA for dummies”, which turned out to be no help whatsoever it what I was trying to do), so that’s a good start…

So there you are. I don’t have any friends who blog (except watchandweigh and imnotasaint, who’s already been tagged), so I can’t pass it on. How sad is that?