1. A book that changed your life.
You are Your Child's First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy.
2. A book you've read more than once.
Everything by Alison Lester and Pamela Allen (to the children at bedtimes), and the Swallows and Amazons series, both to myself a couple of times, and now to the children. Also Watership Down and everything by Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter. Okay so that's more than one. I can't help myself. There are actually many many books I've read mo re than once but I shall stop here.
3. A book you'd want on a desert island.
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (is that cheating, to get a complete works in one volume? Who cares, that's my choice. It's got everything for a long stint on a n island: comedies for a laugh, tragedies for a good weep, sonnets to sigh over and Henry IV, Part I to put me to sleep).
4. A book that made you giddy.
I Don't Know How She Does It, chick lit by Allison Pearson. Exhausting and ult imately unsatisfying but a quick light read for the braindead. (The giddiness came from the hectic life led by the heroine).
5. A book that you wish had been written.
Well, mine of course.
6. A book that wracked you with sobs.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Also Between Two Eternities by Rosemary Kay. Oh god, the tears are welling as I think of this last one.
7. A book you wish had never been written.
My Secret History by Paul Theroux. What a wank.
8. A book you are currently reading.
Eucalyptus by Murray Bail. Finally.
9. A book you've been meaning to read.
More of Marion Halligan and Elizabeth Jolley. I've had tantalising tastes of both but thus far haven't explored further.
10. Tag 10.
I'm not tagging. Anyone who wants to do this meme may do so!
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