Saturday, April 09, 2005

Book meme

From Gil.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
I don’t want to be a book at all. I am a person.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
No. It would never go anywhere.

The last book you bought is:

The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, for an on line book study group I’m in.

The last book you read:

Summer Camp at Trebizon, by Anne Digby. I never owned this when I went through my Trebizon craze aged about 10, and I found it in a charity shop recently. Amazing how happy all the characters seem to be to be at boarding school.

What are you currently reading?

'Perishable Goods' by Dornford Yates – I haven’t read it for a while

'The self-respecting child' by Alison Stallibrass – wonderful account of how children learn through play when they are just left to GET ON WITH IT. And I’m learning about Piaget, a bit, which is cool because he seems to be cropping up everywhere.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

Extreme Survival Almanac: Everything You Need to Know to Live Through a Shipwreck, Plane Crash, or Any Outdoor Crisis Imaginable by Reid Kincaid. Gil’s suggestion.

The Liber Usualis. I could use the singing practice. I could even live like a nun and celebrate the divine office, pretty much, if equipped with the LU. That’d take my mind off being shipwrecked. And it would take my mind off the ridiculous 5-book limitation.

LoTR. I usually re-read this in Lent, and I missed it this year because of reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time (again). It’s only because I don’t think the Wheel of Time would count as one book that I’m leaving it off the list.

Something by Popper. Enough secondary literature already.

Playful parenting. Risky one this, but it’s been recommended by a friend and I haven’t got it yet.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons)? And Why?
If I was the stick-passing type, it would be Dawn and Dan. They don’t post often enough. And I know that's only two.


Dawn said...

Stick has been passed... Let's just see how long it takes me to get around to blogging this though!

Dawn said...

I did it, btw...