Monday, August 28, 2006

Books, books, books....

Tagged by the lovely Leonie.... here are my books:

One book that changed your life? Alchemist by Paulo Coelho… actually anything and everything by Paulo. Eleven Seconds. Zahir. My two other favourites by him... but they are all brilliant. Totally.

One book you have read more than once? Time for Joy by Ruth Fishel... mmm can you tell how well read this is? This little gem is so lovely... somedays I read if for the day intended. Other days I just open up at whichever page feels right… the answers are of course always perfect for the circumstance.

One book you would want on a desert island? The Souls Code In Search of Character and Calling… this is my lifetime to read book.

One book that made you laugh? When in Rome by Penelope Green... this young Australian woman's account reminded me of much of the year I spent living in Italy. Fun. Lovely. Vibrant. Italian. Very much la dolce vita.

One book that made you cry? Family {Moments. Intimacy. Laughter. Kinship}... the most amazing photography... and also because my darling Naomi gave it to me as a gift.

One book you wish had been written? The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria… and I wish *I* wrote it.. because that would mean that I had spent years and years combing the area ... tiny piece by piece… and would know the land like the back of my hand. Nath and I will own a villa in Tuscany one day *grin*… always good to have fantasies.

One book you wish had never been written? The flowers in the attic trilogy... oiw ~ I could not put them down, but they scared the crap out of me. So much ~

One book you are currently reading? Mmm I am not reading at the moment…not really ~ although permanent on my bedside table are:

One book you have been meaning to read? Women who run with wolves… I have been recommended this book THAT many times!

One book you loved as a kid? Blinky Bill. But now I love "Lukes way of Looking" for Mikaela.. it is the perfect budding artists story.

One book you loved in school? This is so very cliché… but I would have to say The Diary of Anne Frank… struck a cord with me.

One book that is your all time favourite? I read this when it was first published in 1995, I was approximately 23 years young. Holding the Man… about a 15 year gay male relationship. It is beautiful and moving… and opened my eyes. I am still inlove with this book and their story.

Maybe I will get down to the bookstore soon and get myself a novel to sink my teeth into.Last time I went to the bookstore was a couple of weeks ago for the launch of Carmen Lawrence's book "Fear and Politics"... if Nath and I were patient... and bothered with crowds.. I would be reading that now. Its fabulous.

I tag Darlene only *grin*... always makin' up rules of my own. Ha.

Happy Reading.


b/sistersshoes said...

I've never been tagged by anyone for a meme before. :)

You're my first...that will someday fit into some other meme...

I will accomplish this as soon as blogger lets me do ANYTHING! I have been cussing at him all morning :^# right now he's not cooroperating...Blah!

love you sweet me at your convenience :)

xxx d

Anonymous said...

inspired you make me
thankyou for being you
xxxxxxxxx k

Bek said...

Dar... blogger angst... argh!! Email is a sure thing sista. And I love you too as you well know.

Kimbo... well you had me tricked for a second there... teach me to ignore my instincts. I love you girl.


Goddess of Leonie said...

that's so cool... thank u for this list honey... i loved reading it....


Bek said...

Leonie love...
Thankyou for the challenge *sweetness and light*
It was easy fun.