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I've been tagged by Etherian!

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

Alice in Wonderland

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

Anne from The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. What? As long as I'm having a crush on a fictional character, why can't it be a girl?

The last book you bought is:

The Baby Book by that Sears dude. It was recommended by a friend who's opinion I trust, and as it turned out it was not quite as psycho hippie freak as I thought it would be.

The last book you read:

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She used to write weekly online columns - you may have seen them on - handwritten, short vignettes about life in general. Totally brilliant. I don't know if a book was the best format for collecting her pieces, but it was still an enjoyable read.

What are you currently reading?

You Are Here: A Memoir of Arrival by Wesley Gibson. Although I just started this last night and was very tired so think I only read about 8 pages.

Five books you would take to a desert island.

Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell
Les Mis‚rables Victor Hugo
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

Oh gosh - any volunteers?

Update: And the volunteers (so far) are:

Comments (12)

If you need a victim, I'll do it. :-)

I haven't updated, so pass it over here. I need an excuse.

*hiding in the corner*

Please, please tell me the appeal of Catcher in the Rye. I am currently about 2/3 of the way through. I didn't read this in high school because I went to college my senior year and therefore missed those books that everyone has read. I can't for the life of me understand what is so great about this book. So far all I get out of it is that this kid is a spoiled little punk. Clearly I'm missing the point, but I'd love to hear your take on it. Maybe I'm just too ignorant to really "get" it??

Well let me just say that I would totally step up and volunteer, if I hadn't already been tagged a week or so ago. So does that count? You can have everyone just check my archives! ;)

Very neat!

I was tagged when Cactus did it-- it's also in my archives.

It's up and I had fun doing it. Thanks!

Glad you liked the Sears' book - great, practical advice that is respectful of your little bean and admits that maybe, just maybe mothers do know what they are doing if they just trust their instincts (OK, don't trust your instinct at 3:00 am when the baby has been crying for an hour. But all other times! Yes, other times are ok!) I also like that Bill and Martha say "do what works for you and your family" because some of their stuff can be hard to live up to.

Experts who right books when you just *know* they did not do 90% of the parenting in their family (because you don't get to be a famous pediatrician by not working. A lot.) really get on my nerves.

OMG - I know that should have been "write", not "right".

I am literate - sometimes.

Oh, wow. Amy Krouse Rosenthal. I haven't heard that name in ages! When went away, I missed her and that Nick guy that just wrote random quotes. Her columns were amazing!

Ive been hearing a lot about this fictional character question. I'm jealous I didnt think of it first.:(

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