Ten questions, on the books we love and why we love them.
(I got tagged by ModFab)
1. One book that changed your life?
It's probably pedestrian or whatever to say a Stephen King book changed my life, but before The Stand I didn't like reading, and after The Stand I did. So much that I read it three times.
2. One book that you have read more than once?
I generally don't read books multiple times when there are so many books I haven't read once, but I've gone back to Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures many a time. So many dishy Harvey Weinstein anecdotes.
3. One book you would want on a desert island?
Because I'm a dirty cheater, I'd take all ten volumes of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. Less words, sure, but much more story to ponder.
4. One book that made you cry?
Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World was very emotional (and I know I shed a tear or two when the movie adaptation got botched), but -- and this'll save me the blog post I was going to make about this anyway -- they're making a movie out of the children's book Bridge to Terabithia, and I will just say that this book is the saddest thing I have ever read in my entire life. Nobody made it through elementary school with their composure intact, thanks to Charlotte's Web and this book.
5. One book that made you laugh?
Oh gosh, where to begin. I'll tell you the last two that cracked me up were Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys and Pamela Ribon's Why Moms Are Weird.
6. One book you wish had been written?
This is something of an odd question, but I will say I wish Scarlett Johansson had put pen to paper in some fashion about that whole trip to the Celebrity Center Tom Cruise took her on when trying to woo her into being his M:I 3 co-star (and also his wife?).
7. One book you wish had never been written?
Hmm. Even books I hated I still think deserved to be written, if only to provide the contrast. I haven't read it, but I really wish Stephen King hadn't written a book about such a cranky grandpa concept as evil cell phones, I'll say that.
8. One book you are reading currently?
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind.
9. One book you have been meaning to read?
Erik Larson's Devil in the White City, which is staring at me accusingly as we speak.
10. Pass it on.
Hit it, JA of My New Plaid Pants!