Tuesday, March 14, 2006

More book stuff: a meme

Name 5 of your favorite books:
1. Equinox: Life, Love and Birds of Prey by Dan O'Brien
2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3. The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter
4. Plainsong by Kent Haruf
5. Trinity by Leon Uris

Name 5 of your favorite authors:
1. Dan O'Brien
2. Kent Haruf
3. Hal Borland
4. Barbara Kingsolver
5. Sue Hubbell

Name of the last book you bought?
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Name of the last book you read?
Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps by Ted Kooser

Name of five books that are particularly meaningful for you:
1. A Country Year by Sue Hubbell. A book that I've read over and over.
2. Sundial of the Seasons by Hal Borland. I refer to this book every day. Borland always has something to teach me about how to look at the natural world.
3. El arbol de la ciencia by Pio Baroja. The first contemporary Spanish novel I read as a Spanish major in college. This book opened up another language (and its books) to me.
4. A Pocketful of Proverbs by Joan Walsh Anglund. Given to me by my aunt and uncle on my first Christmas. I still treasure this little book.
5. Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Birds by Roger Tory Peterson. It's where I keep my life list!

Name of three books you are dying to read but just haven’t yet:
1. out of print books by Hal Borland
2. next book by Kent Haruf
3. next book by Barbara Kingsolver

Would anyone care to self-tag?


Endment said...

I find your list fascinating. Already ordered several of the books you listed from the library. A couple of your favorite authors are new to me -- It will be fun to check them out.

I did the meme- even borrowed your picture of the books (hope you don't mind) You are right it takes a long time but it was enlightening.

Thanks for sharing

LauraHinNJ said...

I'd love to hear what books interested you and what you thought of them once you got them from the library.

It's so hard to choose a *favorite* book or author - I'm sure my responses would be very different at another time, don't you think?