Saturday, April 09, 2005

Third time's a charm... Tag. You're It.

So for the past 2 days I have written the same post. But blogger hates me. Luckily I hate blogger. I may have to seriously contemplate moving. Last night we went to see John Mellencamp on the spur of the moment (really great seats just fell into our lap, literally). It was really great. He's puts on an excellent show. As Rykert says, he is the midwestern answer to Skynrd. Small town middle America loves him.

That being said, I've been trying for 2 days to post my answers to this book meme. I was tagged by Jennie. So here goes....

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

It has been a really long time since I've read Fahrenheit 451, but I guess the point is that the book is one worthy of being memorized until a time when society needs literature. So, I can't pick one... so I'm picking two...

A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (very Fahrenheit-esque and it reads like poetry)
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (again, fabulous use of language)

The last book you bought is:

The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner (paperback, a quick reading crime novel for my breaks at work) and
The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd

I live across the street from my nearest library, and Iowa City has a fabulous newly renovated library downtown. I try to use the library whenever possible.

The Last Book you Read:

During law school, my desire to read for pleasure was nearly eliminated completely. But I've really been trying to make up for that in the past few months. Here's my reading list for this year (starting with the most recent)...

The Survivor's Club by Lisa Gardner
The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner (I read both of these last week at work)
The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner
The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty by Sister Helen Prejean
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on the Death Penalty by Scott Turow

I think I missed a few, but as you can see I'm a sucker for a good crime drama. Maybe I should start working on the classics.

Currently Reading:

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris He's so funny it hurts. Seriously
The New Best Recipes 2004 (from Cooks Illustrated)

Five Books You Would Take With you to a Deserted Island:

Assuming I'm stranded, right?

The U.S. Navy Survival Manual
The Joy of Cooking (all sections on seafood)
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (I could read it over and over again)
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien

I'm going to tag: (assuming you haven't been tagged already)
and all the ladies at Iowa Chicks Knitting on their respective blogs

Hey, maybe I'll have some actual knitting update soon. Maybe.

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