Wednesday, June 4, 2008

again with the books

Whitney over at the Ugly Green Chair tagged me for a meme and since the only time I've spent on my blog this week has been to change almost all of my category titles (exciting!), I am more than happy to take part in the fun.

Total number of books I've owned:
HA! I worked in a bookstore for a number of years, was an English major, have a major issue with walking out of a bookstore empty handed, and haven't had a library card in oh, maybe 10 years. So about 2500 books? I am in no way worried that I'm over-estimating. In fact, I would bet I'm under-estimating.

Last book I bought:
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

I guess technically whatever one of those was scanned last by the Border's employee that checked me is the last book I bought.

Last book I read:
I've got a bad habit where I read 2 or 3 books at the same time. I have an easy read in the bathroom for when I take baths. Usually this is a teen fiction title because I seriously love me some teen lit. I keep a book on my night stand for when jparks won't turn off his laptop at night. And I usually have a third book in the car or in my purse. So the last bathroom book I read was: How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. Last night stand book was: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott. And the last car/purse book was: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff.

Five books that mean something to me:
I'm not going to pretend that all of these books are great works of literature. Heck, you might have even read one of them and hated it. But to me they are special for some reason or another.

  • The Little Prince

  • Bastard Out of Carolina

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • Olivia

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (specifically the title story)

  • Five people that should answer these questions:
    You, You, You, You, and You

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