Friday, January 30, 2009

Book Meme

Read this book meme at A Striped Armchair. If you opt to respond, post a link in the comments. Thanks for the prompt, Eva.

One book you’re currently reading: I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
One book that changed your life: Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
One book you’d want on a deserted island: Language of Life edited by Bill Moyers
One book you’ve read more than once: The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
One book you’ve never been able to finish: Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Harding
One book that made you laugh: The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexi
One book that made you cry: I’ve been enraged, saddened, provoked, deeply affected by reads but I don’t think I’ve ever cried.
One book you keep rereading: There are too many books for me to reread regularly. I’m trying to catch up on all the reading I’ve missed.
One book you’ve been meaning to read: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
One book you believe everyone should read: Roots by Alex Haley
Finally, grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence

"In whose kitchen nothing was wasted"

from “Pot Meals” by Joanne Gabbin, the ringing ear: Black Poets Lean South edited by Nikky Finney

2 comments:

Eva said...

I want to read Roots soon!

Steph Su said...

Sorry you didn't manage to finish Tess of the D'Urbervilles. I had to read that for class and I actually enjoyed it. I will get around to that Sherman Alexie book soon! (It's been on my TBR list for forever.) And I'm also interested in reading Roots.

I'm stealing this for my blog. Thank you. =)