Ahhh, another book meme. Lauren has tagged me for one that takes a bit of a different turn than the last one. Instead of asking what I would write, it asks different questions of what I've read. This meme made me think back a bit on my reading history. I've come a long way, babe, you might say. From the fairly innocent (back then) harlequin romances and mystery novels in my teen years to the much more trashy so called love stories of my late teens before I was saved, to my period in life where for about 2 years after I was saved where all I read was my bible or bible study books, to now where I love to read and always have at least 3 books on the go. One fiction and one or two "learning" kind of books. And not to even the mention this wonderful medium of blogs I now read on a daily basis. Now, though, it is very rare for me to read a non-Christian writer unless it is an autobiography, not counting the multitude of children's books I read to kids. So all that to say, it was interesting to see where the Lord has brought me even in my reading. So here goes:
1. One book that changed your life: The obvious answer to that would be the Bible. Without it I would be a very different person indeed! But if I had to not name that one I would have to say "Ribbon of Years" by Robin Lee Hatcher & "This Present Darkness" by Frank Perretti.
2. One book that you've read more than once: I read lot's of books more than once depending on if I feel I need to get something more out of them. Never back to back, though. So other than the Bible & Ribbon of Years, I'll say "A Man on the Moon" by Andrew Chaikin. The whole getting a man on the moon era fascinates me.
3. One book I'd want on a dessert island: Only one? Okay other than the bible, I'd want a book on how to build a good fire with no matches and how to make smoke signals.
4. One book that made you laugh: I'm drawing a blank but I know as soon as I hit publish something will come to me.
5. One book that made you cry: Other than the Bible and Ribbon of Years, I'll say "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers and "September 11 - A testimony" by Reuters, "A Time to Dance" by Karen Kingsbury, "Dana's Valley" by Janet Oke. I definitely see that I tend to read a tear jerker compared to a comedy.
6. One book you wish you had written: "How to be slim & trim without diet & exercise - no fooling"
7. One book you wish had never been written: "On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
8. One book you are currently reading: "Hidden in Time" by Michael Phillips
9. One book I've been meaning to read: "When Forgiveness Doesn't Make Sense" by Robert Jeffress
Now to tag someone: You're it Heather, MommaB, Jenny fro CA. And anyone else who wants to try it. Just let me know you've done it. And if you already have and I just haven't remembered just ignore this tag. :)