Monday, January 28, 2008

A Book Meme

Karen from Karen's Ramblings has tagged me for this book meme. This took a little thought for me. I love to read but varying types. On many questions, the Bible would be a very appropriate answer, so we'll just assume that is one of my answers and I'll add another one in there as well.

1. One book that changed your life:
This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti. They totally changed the way I perceive prayer and the Spirit world.

2. One book that you have read more than once:

Christy by Catherine Marshall. This tells the story of a young 19 year old girl who goes to teach school in the Smokey mountains in the early 1900's.

3. One book you would want on a Desert island:

The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. It's the final chapter of the Narnia Series. It makes me happy to see the excitement and joy heaven can bring. Things just kept getting better the further in they went. It's my favorite of the Narnia Series.

4. Two books that made you laugh:
Any of these books by James Herriot
All Creatures Great and Small; All Things Bright and Beautiful; All Things Wise and Wonderful; The Lord God made Them All. If you love animals, you will love these books. They tell the story about veterinarian James Herriot's adventures with animals.

5. One book that made you cry:
Ever After by Karen Kingsbury. I don't usually cry a lot while reading but there have been a few of her books that have made me stop and compose myself before continuing on.

6. One book you wish you'd written:
The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
I love the life she lived and the adventures she had. I would love to have been able to live through some of the things that she did.

7. One book you wish had never been written:
I wish that any of the books that teach false religions were not around. So many people are led the wrong way because of false beliefs.
Joseph Smith's morman teachings, the koran, occultic books, etc...

8. Two books you're reading:

Why the Sky is Blue by Susan Meissner and
Serenity by Harry Kraus M.D.

9. One book you're going to read:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hssseini. Bonnie read it and I thought it looked like a great book. It is about a man returning back to Afghanistan. I love books about other cultures.

If you haven't done this meme; feel free to do it. I know many of you have had similar meme's lately so I'm not tagging you. But it is interesting to see what others are reading; therefore giving you more ideas to read yourself.


Mari said...

That's quite a list of books. I bet it took some thinking to do this one. I've read quite a few on that list.

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I'm sure that was a hard meme to finish.
I've heard that the kite runner is a good book too!

Bonnie said...

Wow ! You did a great job with this meme ! I am the same as you will the Karen Kingsbury books. I cry too !! That's one of the reasons I love her books ! I laugh, I cry ... I even talk to the characters while I read sometimes !! ha ha.

I will be interested to see what you think of the Kite Runner.

Anonymous said...

Those are some great books!

I want to read the Kite runner too.

Peretti is great, isn't he?

justabeachkat said...

That was fun to read. I haven't read Christy in a long long time, so I might need to do that soon. I listened to The Kite Runner on an audio book. It was read by the author which really made it nice to hear his accent.

Congrats on your awards.


Cherdecor said...

(This is the second time I have tried to post comment. My first comment was probably too long.)

I just wanted to say that I really liked Frank Peretti's books also. I learned so much about the spirit world.

Laura said...

I like a lot of those too - if you like Frank Peretti have you tried Ted Dekker? I really like his books also - especially "The Circle Trilogy" but "The Martyr's Song" series is good too.

This post reminded me of a book you lent me a long time ago - I think it was called The Velvet Room - do you remember that? I don't know why this reminded me of it.

Karen said...

I've not read a Karen Kingsbury book yet, and so many people of late have said how good they are...I'm going to have to check her out. I haven't read Kite Runner yet, I feel a bit nervous too, having heard mixed reviews on it's emotional depth - but I did read his other book "A Thousand Splendid Suns" set also in Afghanistan and I could not put it down, I stayed up into the wee hours of the night, I even woke myself up a few times, because it was so marvellous!!!

LeslieW. said...

That is a great list! I haven't read much since the girls were born, but I have read the Peretti books...they are amazing.

Anonymous said...

I love some of the same books as you. Christy is one of my favorites and I totally forgot about it until I read your list.

I did read the Kite Runner. It was very good and very eye opening. Sad story, but worth the read.

I, too, felt the Frank P books to be life changing. I will never see the spiritual world the same again. Amazing. Have you read any of Randy Alcorn's books. He's written one about China that is my all time favorite book ever. He reminds me of Frank P.

I'm Tara. said...

Hmmmm - I might have to do this one. I read the Kite Runner and it was really good, but hard to read in of those. I'll have to check out some of your recommendations!