15.08.2006 | 09:39
Book meme (number "who knows how many")
1. One book that changed your life
I could name the books I had to read for the university entrance exams but I won't. Instead, I say Space Hostages by Nicholas Fisk. It was the first sci-fi book I read. I was 12, sat on our balcony on a sunny day and when I was done, I headed towards the adults' section in the local library for the first time and to the sci-fi shelf. Since then I've been addicted to sci-fi.
2. One book you’ve read more than once
Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's just so funny.
3. One book you’d want on a desert island
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings. It's probably boring on a desert island so maybe I could finally finish the book. I keep on starting but I never get far and then I just read the appendices once more.
How to Make Yarn, Needles and Other Knitting Supplies from Things You Find on Desert Island would be a better book but I suppose nobody has written it yet.
4. One book that made you giddy
What does this question mean? Does my bank book count?
5. One book that wracked you with sobs
C.S. Lewis: The Last Battle (the last novel in The Chronicles of Narnia). Sob.
6. One book that you wish had been written
Marjut Katajala - My Life as The Beloved Mistress of the Universe?
7. One book you wish had never been written
I cannot say. Does this mean "a book that's so bad that it shouldn't have been written" or "a book that changed the world to worse"? If a book is bad literature-wise, you can just leave it and not read it (except that I did read Da Vinci Code)...
Books as such are not bad or evil, bad or evil are the people who read the books and do bad and evil things after reading the book. I do not believe that not writing a book would have mattered, one book cannot have that much influence, not even Mein Kampf or some political/religious book. Instead, books can give perspective to the people who live on later times and help them understand why the people did what they did way back then.
8. One book you’re currently reading
Neil Gaiman: Anansi Boys. Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite writers and I just lllllllllllove his Sandman comics.
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read
Lord of the Rings...?
10. Now tag five bloggers
I won't name anyone but if you feel like it, consider yourself tagged.