changing lives since 2003 (ms_pooka) wrote,
changing lives since 2003
ms_pooka

book meme: grashupfer made me do it

these answers should be heeded as incomplete considering i have not dealt in volume when it comes to reading. therefore, my answers will likely be rather short-sighted in the grand scheme of the literary world.

1. Total number of books I've owned:

i haven't a clue. if we're talking books purchased during "adulthood" and not including schoolbooks, it's not a particularly impressive number. i'd say less than a hundred.

2. Last book I bought:

i suppose it was that copy of life with picasso that i picked up at an estate sale recently. i had been trying to find jonathan safran foer's everything's illuminated until darren recently loaned me his copy.

3. Last book I read (Last finished):

i'm guessing it was the man who ate the 747 since it seems to be on top of a stack. it was not a particularly complex or thought-provoking novel. before that was gun with occasional music or something by christopher moore. both are nice examples of sedated sci-fi reality. i'm about to finish up with a girl named zippy. i didn't like it much at first, but it's grown on me a little. i chose it because it was edited by my cousin and because mara gave me her copy.

4. 5 books that mean a lot to me:

poo. what does that mean? changed my life? i really dug them? they were good for a laugh?

a. generation x: because it was the first thing i read when i rediscovered reading for enjoyment again in my mid-20's.

b. a couple of what would likely be considered "new age" books. i won't list them specifically because i hate the thought of being thought of as new age. when i'm feeling spiritually depleted and desperate enough to consider spiritual issues, i find these interesting. they tend to deal with this reality as being a dimensional figment mutually constructed for learning and evolving.

c. books by authors like douglas coupland and christopher moore which blend the every day with the fantastic. they really let loose with their creativity.

d. bunny modern by david bowman. though i was initially attracted to this book because of the lovely bunny on the green spine, i fell in love with its absurd, futuristic appeal. it's written in a much different style than his other book let the dog drive.

e. everything's illuminated by jonathan safran foer. i'm prepared to fall in love with both of foer's books and to be thusly inspired by them in turn. i've only read a couple of pages and only had a couple of pages read to me. if only foer could read both of them to me in their entirety. i plan to be completely devastated and immediately inconsolable if i don't fall head over heels in love with them.

5. i'll be kind and not subject others by name to this meme.
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