Monday, November 10, 2008

Tagged I guess I'm it

Eaton, one of my newest bloggy friends, over in the land down under, was gracious enough to tag me with this tag. Its been a long time since I was tagged, with anything, so I am happy to play along.
Now, Eaton seems to be all about the books (what's not to like about that?) and her seven things were 'seven bookish things'. I am unclear whether I am supposed to do bookish things as well. So I am going to do bookish things.

1. If I really like a book, I will read it, many times. Not back to back, usually I wait about six months after I first read it. And though I am a very thorough reader, I usually always catch something new that I didn't catch the first time around. I've read the Grapes of Wrath probably 10 times, and never get tired of that story. Same with the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

2. If I don't like the ending of a book, I will take some time, and reshape the end to a way that I like it. Unless it's a book that needed a sad ending.... One of my particular pet peeves is when an author leaves a baby un-named. It just bugs me.

3. I do not believe in skipping to the end of a book before you get there. Why ruin it?

4. No matter how bad a book is, if I start it, I will usually finish it. There are only two books I have put down without finishing. (I cannot remember the names of them...)

5. I have a copy of one of the first books I ever read as a small child. It was a 'Disney Book Club" book, called "The Penguin that Hated The Cold". His name was Pablo. And he got in a bath tub and cruised his way to a sunny island. I loved that story.

6. I will totally block you, any conversation, and any distraction out once I am caught up in a good book. I can lay in one spot, reading, for hours.

7. I was once foolish enough to take a Steven King book, (It) with me, while I was on watch, in a dark, tiny boat, while I was in the Navy. Reading IT in a dark, swaying boat by flashlight is not something I would really recommend....

Alrighty. I am supposed to tag people. But I know a lot of you don't really like tags. So, if anyone wants to play, please consider yourself tagged. Bookish, or not.


Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Fascinating how people are with their books and their reading habits.
I have goosebumps thinking about you in that little dark boat, alone with Steven Kings, 'It'. :)

sybil law said...

Yesterday I sat in bed and read to my heart's content. it was fabulous, and extremely rare, anymore!

Jamie said...

I am very much like you when it comes to reading. Donny has yet to figure out that if I'm reading he needs to throw stuff at me and make sure he has my attention before speaking. Walk into the room, start talking and then walk out, I will never even register that you were there.

Mimi said...

Oh, not only are book memes my favorite kinds, but you and I have very similar reading habits.

On your recommendation I got "Grapes of Wrath" I'll keep you posted.

Jo Beaufoix said...

1,3 and 6 are completely me, and I love you still have your favourite childhood book Mie. Fab.

Bubblewench said...

I have very similar tastes and behaviours. Except I liked reading IT in the dark with the flashlight.

Daryl said...

Read on the train back from Beacon on Sat. and cried .. the book The Knitting Circle was so good .. and so cry inducing in happy and sad ways