Saturday, April 28, 2007

Insight into into the deep caverns of my mind/I've always been a sucker for a personality quiz

The Five Most Recent Books I’ve Read

  • The Ghost of John Wayne: And Other Stories- Ray Gonzalez
  • Trumpet - Jackie Kay
  • Flight to Canada - Ishmael Reed
  • Rabbit. Run - John Updike
  • Close Range: Wyoming Stories - Annie Proulx

Five Books I Could Read Over and Over

  • A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
  • The Shipping News - Annie Proulx
  • Julip - Jim Harrison
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thomspon
  • Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

Five Books That Blew My Mind and Would Be On My Syllabus If I Were a Teacher

  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  • Paradise Lost - John Milton
  • The White Boy Shuffle - Paul Beatty
  • A Prayer for Own Meany- John Irving
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Five Authors With Whom I Would Like to Have Drinks

  • Bill Bryson
  • Jim Harrison
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • John Irving

Five Books That Make Me Want to Have Kids Just For The Books

  • All of the Eloise Books - Kay Thompson
  • All of the Madeleine Books - Ludwig Bemelmans
  • The Berenstein Bears - Stan and Jan Berenstein
  • How my Parents Learned to Eat - Ina R. Friedman and Allan Say
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Five Non-Fiction Books I Am Evangelical About and Demand Everyone Read

  • Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser
  • The Gatekeepers - Jacques Steinberg
  • Ex Libris - Anne Fadiman
  • Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Pledged - Alexandra Robbins

Five Books the Rest of the World Loved and I Sort of Hated

  • Ender's Game
  • The Davinci Code
  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Color of Water
  • Gulliver's Travels

Five Books I Just Could Not Finish, No Matter What

  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The House of Seven Gables
  • Anna Karenina
  • Gilead
  • A Confederacy of Dunces

Five Things That Turn Me Off of a Book, However Unfair
  • Aliens
  • Detectives
  • Oprah's Book Club
  • Cats
  • Self Help

Five Things I am a Sucker For in a Book

  • Prep schools
  • New England/Old Money
  • The West
  • Pop Culture
  • Nerds

…now it’s your turn!

Give me five books you think I should read.