book meme – tagged for the first time

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 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.

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3 Responses to “book meme – tagged for the first time”

  1. Anonymous says:

    i done did you taggy thing. but i could come up with 3. i better not get cursed or annathin.

  2. Mike Burtt says:

    So Danielle, you tagged me weeks ago. It took me a while to figure out what you were talking about. As you know, I’m new to this world of cybersilliness


  3. Anonymous says:

    My best sait !