Total # of books I own: over 300.
Last book I bought: PHP and MySQL Web Development – Welling and Thompson.
Last book I read: Black Power Inc. – The New Voice of Success by Cora Daniels
Book I am currently reading: The Bridal Passport Wedding Planner by Denise & Alan Fields
First memory of a book: Tikki Tikki Tembo, No Sa Rembo, Charri Bari Ruchi, Pip Peri Pembo even though I remember it being Rikki Tikki Tembo (and NOT because of Rikki Tikki Tavi… I’m lucid on this one… i used to roll my R’s on it… RRRRRRRrrrrrikki Tikki Tembo… no sa… well, you get the idea)
Five books that mean a lot to me:
1. My Grandmothers’ Photo Albums. Not a stereotypical book. But what stories are in them — my family’s history. They were the FIRST thing I asked for when she passed and would be the FIRST thing I’d grab for if this place were burning down.
2. A Light In The Attic – Shel Silverstein. It was the first book to let me know that even at that age, my imagination could inspire me to write — prose, poetry, stories and songs without feeling like it sounded stupid. Plus i STILL love to recite “Twistable Turnable Man“.
3. You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought by Peter McWilliams Changed my whole perspective on how I view the things / occurances in my life.
4. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger — I always felt a real connection with Holden Caulfield. We were just the same. I even had a fight with another psychology major about Holden and felt wholly offended when she attacked him with her psycho babble… cause he was my friend!!! LMAO!
5. I’m straining over here.
Books I’m looking forward to being consumed: The next wedding / bridal issue of _________ Magazine. I haven’t really set out to read any real books. It’s a shame. I’ve been so focused on trying to pick up every wedding mag in the world. *shrugs*
Books that are underrated:
Most books are… till you pick up and read them. Who knows what grain of insight is waiting for each person in any book?
(no…I couldn’t think of one :-D) Wait.. okay… one…
Night by Elie Wiesel — this book left such a huge impression on me and changed my perspective about books in general. How such a short book could have me so riveted and teach me so much… amazing. I think I read it twice in one day. I gotta find that book again.
Books that are overrated:
Most … okay… all books by Michael Baisden (dry heave)
Steamy Romance novels with characters like Parson Jim and Chezmerelda. I don’t really like “romance” novels for the same reason I don’t like reality shows… don’t READ about it… GO OUT AND DO IT!!! Dang!
Thanks Lala! That was fun… Off to tag unsuspecting bloggers…