Catching up on my fav bloggies, I saw that elanamatic tagged me to answer the book meme.
So here I go:
Number of books I own: I’d say ’bout 300. Nah, I haven’t read all of them, you got me.
Last book I bought: “The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty” by Kitty Kelley… who’s considered a gossip-monger among several “A-list” journalists, and I assure she’s not. It’s an excellent read and it confirms much of the darkness suspected of the Bush clan. On the fiction side, I’m v-e-r-y slowly reading God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
Last book I read: Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. A friend recommended this book to me as she knew I spent a brief (depressing) moment in the cool-hunting/market research arena. Mostly I’m amazed at how well Gibson understands and analyses our current consumer culture and reflects it back to us with such accuracy. It’s a dark book, utterly convincing in both its big picture view and it’s amazing attention to detail.
Five books that mean a lot to me:
* All Men Are Mortal by Simone De Beauvoir. A bored immortal meets a boring mortal who strives to be an immortalised movie star. Fantastic commentary on history eating its own tail and the foolish human notion of living forever.
* Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. I was 100% absorbed by this book and utterly devastated when it was over. I wanted to keep reading it forever. And I probably will.
* The Dirt: The Autobiography of Motley Crue. Years later I still quote this book. In fact, the huzbond quoted it to me this morning and he never read the damn thing. In my head, I can visualise the scenes of debauchery so vividly. I don’t know if my favourite part is Ozzy Osbourne trying to snort an ant hill or Tommy, Vince and the gang slipping their schlongs into egg burritos in a serious attempt to mask the smell of non-girlfriend bathing suit parts. Those were the days!
* Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins. “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”
* Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. Initially fascinated by a friend’s passionate description of this series, I read Speaker for the Dead and was hooked. The series is up to 8 books now.
In closing, to make this mlm book scam work, I’m supposed to tag five more people: fingers, openletter, Fin, 6767 (Come on Dave, do it for a nice Canadian gal…) and bokchoysextoy (when you’re ready)…and ob.blog too even though you already got tagged by Pony. Do this and apparently Bill Gates will jump out of a cake and give us a billion dollars or a Nigerian oil baron will invite us to their secret money club. Something cool like that. So do it.