Monday, July 31, 2006


I've been memed by Argent with the One Book Meme! Wish me luck, as I'll admit to not being much of a bibliophile (sorry). But I'll do my absolute best here.

1. One book that changed your life
The Apple Pie Hubbub, which was a significant novel for me because it's when I first started using verbs (oops - that's Steve Martin's line). Well, didn't say it had to be a novel. Just a book. For me, that would be The Little Organ Book, by Flor Peeters.

2. One book that you've read more than once
The biggest offender was one I read as a kid - Peanuts Treasuries by the late Charles Schulz. For months I did not let go of that book. And it was THICK!

3. One book you'd want on a desert island
Any book of Sudoku puzzles, logic puzzles, or most anything with numbers.

4. One book that made you laugh
Hands down, that would be Brain Droppings by George Carlin

5. One book that made me cry
Glory and Praise - I was upset thinking, "I hope this isn't what Mass has been lowered to".

6. One book you wish had been written
How I Turned a Million in Real Estate into Twenty-Five Dollars in Cash by Steve Martin - he mentioned a list of "books" he wrote in one of his monologues. I now think of that title when I see a Vosko wreckovation taking place.

7. One book you wish had never been written
It's a tie between Glory and Praise and Gather.

8. One book you're currently reading
The 1925 edition of the Catholic Directory, believe it or not. This was one of those old old books left in a box on my doorstep a few months back.

9. One book you've been meaning to read
Another Thomas Day gem - Where Have You Gone, Michelangelo.

Now - I gotta find some bibliophiles to meme back. I will say Mary Jane, Domini Sumus, Rhapsody, Jack, and Tom.



Jack B. said...

1925 Catholic Directory, huh? I bet that was like looking at a time capsule.

rhapsody said...

Thanks for the mention!

I think some on your list are on mine too- (that Peanuts Treasury sounds familiar)-

& I do recall a Maryknoll Catholic Dictionary, although I didn't read it from stem to stern.

This will take some thought...

Argent said...

Glory and Praise makes me cry, too. LOLOL! I'll have to put the Thomas Day book on my list. Thanks, Brian.

Brian Michael Page said...

Jack - Yup - got a couple of cool organ books by Dom Paul Benoit too, and some old 1950's issues of CAECILIA (I'll bet Jeff Tucker and pals remember that one). Even the CAECILIA mags are older than me (I was hatched in 1964).

Rhapsody - Peanuts Treasury was a book I read cover to cover countless times from when I was six till when I was about eight. My mom would be saying "don't you ever read anything else?"

Argent - no problem. Can you believe it's only the second time I've ever been memed?