OK, so the world's 10,000th most meticulous blogger forgot to ask someone to be a guest this week. Then I saw this so this week, I'll be the guest and Kyah will be the guest host. Anyone who says "Pretty please" can be trusted as a host, I think.
1. One book you have read more than once.
Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry I've read several times until Blue Duck, the murderous comanchero, started reminding me of the guy at the convenience store down the street.
One book you would want on a desert island.
Go Tell It On The Mountain, by James Baldwin because I've started it three times and each time left my copy on the bus when I was halfway done. If I were stuck on an island, I could blame crabs or a wave.
One book that made you laugh.
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote. OK, how about Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
One book that made you cry.
Winnie The Pooh, by A.A. Milne. I'm sorry but the way Winnie treats the honey pot makes me weep for all the love I've offered in this world that was stirred into tea and forgotten.
One book I wish I had written.
You tell me. If you had asked me I'd have said A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, just to continue the cycle.
One book you wish had never been written.
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz (Thanks, Puppybrose) I might have grown up to be cheerful. It wasn't too late.
One book that I am currently reading.
Midnight Blue Noon, by Dorene Lorenz.
One book I have meant to read.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. I'm at that age.
One book that changed your life.
Black Boy, by Richard Wright. I remember reading it and thinking that I could see Wright's childhood world as if I'd been there and his only friend, only to reach the scene where he went to the library and read Riders of The Purple Sage by Zane Grey and recorded being amazed that through books you could live a different life. Wright was inspired by Grey to become a writer and inspired me to stay a reader.
Tagging. I don't tag. I think Memes are the devil's marketing survey. OK, Jenna Howard.
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