Monday, September 24, 2007

Book Tag

By C.L. Beck
© 2007

Rachelle Christensen has tagged me in a game of book tag. I’ve found it fun to read how others feel about books and reading. I hope you’ll enjoy my part in the game.

My reading: This has me baffled. My reading what? My reading genre? My reading speed? My reading method? Okay, I’ll address that one. I read by opening the book cover and turning to the first page. Then my mind mystically makes sense of all those squiggles there. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I get to drink hot chocolate while I’m doing it!

Total number of books owned: I’m not sure I can answer this. I have shelves full of books, cupboards full of books, books stacked in my bedroom that I keep saying I’m going to go through and give to the library. Not to mention all the children’s books that were my son’s as a young boy … and he’s been married ten years. And then there are the books, packed in a box in the basement, that were mine as a child. I can’t bear to part with them, and yet I’m running out of space for books.

But hey, isn’t this how everyone lives?

Last book I bought: 2008 Writer’s Market Companion. Okay, technically speaking, I didn’t buy it, my husband, Russ, did. I’m getting it for my birthday, but since I’m supposed to forget that I requested it, I won’t mention it again. But, I also got three freebies when I ordered the book-that-I’m-not-mentioning-again: 2008 Writer’s Market, You Can Write for Children (with workbook) and Find Your Voice.

Last book I read: Page after Page by Heather Sellers. It’s a book on writing by an author with good common sense. It had a few swear words, which I could have done without, but overall the book spoke to me and I found myself saying, “Yup, that’s exactly what it’s like when you’re a writer.”

Five meaningful books (to me at least): Only five, huh? I’ll exclude those that are already listed on my profile but if you want, you can go check those out as well. I'm also going to exclude the scriptures (because we’re all going to want to include those). So, here are five books that I find meaningful: Return from Tomorrow by George G. Ritchie; Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott, The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum; Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R. McConkie; The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

As for tagging others so they can enjoy the fun, I tag Danyelle Ferguson. Go for it, Danyelle!


Tristi Pinkston said...

Rose in Bloom is one of my all-time favorites!

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Loved learning more about you. Mormon Doctrine is one my most often accessed books.

Danyelle said...

I've got it, girl! Sounds like fun!

C. L. Beck said...

Wow, that is so cool that you like "Rose in Bloom"! Very few people that I've ever talked to have read it, and yet it's such a good story. I have my original copy from when I was a kid, although the pages are yellowed and it's starting to look the worse for the wear.

C. L. Beck said...

Oh, PS, Tristi--thanks for reading and commenting!

C. L. Beck said...

The elder that taught us the gospel and baptized us gave us "Mormon Doctrine" as a gift right after our baptism. So, we love the book for more reason than one. Our elder wrote an inscription in it. We reference the book A LOT and it's showing wear. I probably should buy a new one for everyday use and save the inscribed one, huh?

Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

C. L. Beck said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you post as your favorite books!

Thanks for stopping by.