Monday, October 1, 2007

By the Book

Absolute Vanilla tagged me with another meme. I almost got away, but she's a quick one!

1. Total number of books owned - Several in every room of my home, and it's never going to end... kind of like my Christmas decorations... hee hee...

2. Last book bought - HAH! A few hundred dollars worth of textbooks that I've yet to crack. Still getting A's though. Luckily they can be sold back, pity though at only a fraction of the price I paid, but I always buy used books when I can. God bless http://www.half.com/

3. Last book read - Well, I multi-task/read; usually reading 3 or 4 at once. I've just finished all the HP books while reading 1000 days in Tuscany (I'm savoring this one, enjoying a bit of it at a time), and 'What a Girl Wants' (my sisters recommendation).

4. Five books which mean a lot to you -
~Do I get to use the Bible on this one? Yes, yes I do. It always stays on my nightstand along with...
~A treasury of Kahlil Gibran's works which was gifted to me by my Shannstress; these two are fundamental.

Also on the list are:

~To Kill a Mockingbird
~Rudyard Kiplings 'Just So Stories'
~Anne of Green Gables.

I think it's interesting that the lists of 'books which mean a lot' to some of the bloggers who've done this meme are oftentimes books from childhood. Books that helped shape our minds and hearts. Isn't that something? We hold fast to our cores.

I highly recommend Gibran for perspective, if you haven't had the pleasure already, and Just So Stories for smiles and wonder.


Ok then, to the tagging. Barbara @ Barbara's Bleeuugh, Roberta @ Turn the Page, Christina @ Single City Chick, Pearl @ Humanyms, and Jeni @ The Passionate Palate.
Have fun ladies!

8 comments:

Roberta said...

Ouch me. I've been tagged. I'll do it and let you know when it's posted with your link.

I should say thank you.

Cailleach said...

What a wonderful meme - off to do it now!

P.S. I forgive you!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Great list, Scarlett. Glad to know I'm not the only one with books breeding all over the house! And now I'm off to search Amazon for 1000 days in Tuscany - sounds just like my kinda book - I can't believe there's a book about Tuscany out there that I haven't read! Cool!

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

I'll be posting my tagged meme on my blog tomorrow afternoon, Scarlett. :-) Thanks for thinking of me!

Christina

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Roberta,

Should you thank me? I don't know about that... hee hee...

I'll be waiting for your list.


Cailleach,

Great! I'll be by in a bit to see it....


Vanilla,

Look what you started! I mean continued... oh that Wilf.. what will we do with him?
Loved your 'books breeding' comment... hadn't thought of it before, laughed out loud... they DO breed, in my house they breed like rabbits!
1000 Days in Tuscany (and 1000 Days in Venice by same author) are absolute GOLD. Just perfect writing. She makes me wish with all my heart that I could write just like her. I don't think I'll ever be able to do that, no matter how many times I read her books, or take classes... her mind works in incredible ways. Unique, wonderful ways.


Christina,

Of course! You're a shoe in for a good book list, are you kidding?
ha ha ahaa... I can't wait to read yours!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore (he's reading St. Augustine's City of God just now)

The Passionate Palate said...

Thank you for the tag - really. It will be good to have that distraction right now. I am glad that you mentioned Gibran. I haven't read him for years, and now might be a perfect time.

sarala said...

I reread all the HP's (consecutively) in July. It was quite an ordeal, but fun. By the end, it felt like HP was more real than my real life. Talk about total immersion in fantasy.
I miss the ongoing saga. No new ones.
I read 1000 Days in Tuscany a year ago. Tuscany is another thing I can miss.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Jeni,

Perspective is always a good thing; especially when things get rough.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Sarala,

HP was interesting, it got better the further it went, which is unusual for a series.
I *LOVE* 1000 days in Tuscany... just reading it a bit at a time, like nibbling rich chocolate cake... and I can't WAIT to get to Italy.
Sigh...
Great to see you, so glad you came by!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore