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April 06, 2005


I've been tagged by Zeebah. She has faith that I will actually do this book meme, so I don't wish to disappoint her.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Honestly, I had a crush on Fitzwilliam when I was sixteen and first read P&P. Colin Firth is not completely responsible for my continued adoration of this initially rude, proud, disagreeable man who turns out to be an honorable, kind, decent, loving gentleman.

Masterharper Robinton, the Pern novels - Anne McCaffrey.

The last book you bought is:
Diane Ackerman - Origami Bridges : Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire
I found a first edition in the bargain bin at Border's. I love her nonfiction writing, especially A Natural History of the Senses. I haven't caught up with her lately, so I hope I'll enjoy this.

The last book you read:
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner.
This was recommended to me by someone I trust. It's helping me to make sense of things, to come to terms with a situation that has been painful, sad, and disappointing.

What are you currently reading?
Buddhism : A Concise Introduction by Huston Smith, Philip Novak
Actually, I haven't started it yet. I just picked it up at the library.

Five books you would take to a deserted island
Dragonsong - Anne McCaffrey
The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen
Oxford English Dictionary (the single volume that requires a magnifying glass. Then I also could use the magnifying glass to start campfires.)

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Confidential Report - Because if he doesn't, I might trade him in for one of the cats that stare inside through the back door.

Little Toy Robot - This robot likes books and likes to write about what he reads.

Don't Get Weird on Me Babe - Currently she's running a Sweet Valley High trivia contest. Her posts can be funny and make me laugh.

Yours, &c., LC | 01:23 PM | Memes | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

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OED - what a great choice. When you're rescued, you'll have the vocabulary and the experiences to become the next Defoe.

It made me think about bringing some foreign language novels and a dictionary in a tongue I don't speak. But then I realized this would be the polar opposite of immersion language study. I'd surely come out of it speaking my own personal - & incomprehensible - esperanto.

Posted by: deano at April 6, 2005 03:14 PM

You and I share a book crush. I'd marry Darcy in a hot second. And Pride and Prejudice was first on my list of books to have on the island.

Posted by: patricia at April 7, 2005 01:09 AM

I like the idea of taking the OED with a magnifying glass to a deserted island....I'll use that one next time I have an icebreaker like that.

Posted by: Rose at April 7, 2005 08:08 AM