books and a meme

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It’s Monday so that means I read this weekend and today I will write up my findings. In theory.

I must say the following: Last week E called Mercedes Lackey my “literary lover” as I have been reading all her books (and often take one to bed). *sigh*

Books I’ve finished in the past week include:

Rachel and Leah by Orson Scott Card. (368 pages)
Think of this type of novel or the author what you will. I admit I enjoyed it, though not nearly as much as The Red Tent or Ender’s Game. Perhaps because a character hit a little too close to home.

Owlsight and Owlknight by Mercedes Lackey (450 and 326 pages respectively)
I have now read all of the major novels of Valdemar, there are a few anthologies left. I recommend the entire series. I will probably reread it either over winter break or next summer. At least now I don’t have such a strong excuse for not doing my school work. I’m sad to be finished…

Lastly, I’ve seen this meme floating around. If tagged with a meme I may do it if I find it interesting. I won’t tag onward. In the past it has caused too many bruised feelings (which is why I am hesitant to put links to friends on my sidebar, if you feel you should be there, please let me know, it’s nothing personal, I forget to update it for eons at a time). Also, I’ve been saddened by not being tagged. I want to be included in the group, it hurts to be the outsider. For the most part the responses below are of very recent books, mostly because I can’t remember all the books that have made me cry. There are many of them. Oh, and I changed a few things around…

Book Meme (with a few changes by myself)

  1. One book that changed your life: The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey (it started the summer of Valdemar. Thank you geeknoob, I mean it. Thank you.)
  2. One book that you’ve read more than once: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett
  3. One book you’d want on a desert island: The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann
  4. One book that made you laugh: The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt
    by Ruth Andrew Ellenson

  5. One book that made you cry: Probably every book I’ve read. Especially when I identify to the characters. I was teary-eyed through much of Valdemar.
  6. One book that you wish you had been written: The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey
  7. One book you wish had never been written: The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  8. One book you’re currently reading: Life on the Fringes: A Feminist Journey Towards Traditional Rabbinic Ordination by Haviva Ner-David
  9. One Two books you’ve been meaning to read: Hominids by Robert J Sawyer and Joseph Heller’s Catch 22. (and it was a random pick that chose those two. There are MANY books I’ve been meaning to read)
  10. One book you would give to everyone if you were rich: It’s a tie between Gift of the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and a blank notebook to write one’s own thoughts in.

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One Reply to “books and a meme”

  1. I hated The Red Tent. Just couldn’t get into it. I guess the characters didn’t ring true with my pre-conceived notions (and misrashic stories) of the fore-mothers, and I couldn’t get past that. I’d probably have the same trouble with Rachel and Leah.

    But Hominids is one I read an “extended excerpt” of as a free e-book, and have been meaning to track down to read in person, except that the rape right near the beginning kind of threw me off, so i wasn’t sure I should actually read the rest. Interesting premise though.

    And if I could remember which Valdemar ones I’ve read, I’d be happy to finish reading them! Three Arrows of the Queen, three owl ones? not sure what else, if anything.

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