Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Read Between The Lines....

Portnoy tagged me - I promised I'd play along... take from it what you will.

1. One book that changed your life. Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ see my post

2. One book that you've read more than once. ‘The Hobbit’ – Went there and back again. Bilbo rules.

3. One book that you'd want on a desert island. ‘How To Boil Water’ by Jennifer Darling

4. One book that made you laugh. Since Portnoy took Woody Allen’s ‘Without Feathers’, I will take Allen’s two other books: ‘Getting Even’ and ‘Side Effects’. Hi-larious stuff.

5. One book that made you cry. ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’… ‘sniffle’

6. One book that you wish you had written. ‘Harriet the Spy’ by Louise Fitzhugh. Brilliant.

7. One book you wish had never been written. I am very quick to dump a book I’m not enjoying, so can’t really say…

8. One book that you are reading at the moment. David Mamet’s 'True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor'. What I really want to do is...act?

9. One book that you've been meaning to read. ‘High Fidelity’ by Nick Hornby or ‘The Wishbones’ by Tom Perrotta

10. Tagging anyone? Uh, no...it stops here, dammit!

SONG & ARTIST? - "Chapter One we didn't really get along
Chapter Two, I think I fell in love with you
You said you'd stand by me
in the middle of Chapter Three
But you were up to your old tricks
in Chapters Four, Five and Six..."


Crashdummie said...

Actor? Oh my...
Hmm, if you cant find teh time to read High Fidelity, just rent the movie ;)

Regarding the song, dont remember the title but it's by elvis.... costello that is ;)

Callaghan said...

Don't rent the movie first! Read High Fidelity before you see the movie.

Not at all saying that the movie was bad....it's really good. But the book is better. ESPECIALLY for any music geeks in the audience.

Portnoy said...

yep - nice work. apparently Mamet goes to my friend's temple. and direct's the children's theatre. i gotta see that. my pal tells me it's a very small organization which sounds pretty down homey.

The Woodman choices - they were tough.

Music Books - check out "Satchmo" an autobiography by Louis Armstrong.

ps - i think you should have pressured your writer friends into the meme. find out if they ARE friends or just..... links. :)

Riddley Walker said...

"Every day, every day, every day, every day I write the book".

A lovely EC tune, that I now realise I haven't heard for ages. And I was only listening to Oliver's Army the other day...

He's married to Diana Krall, isn't he? The lucky bugger...

Riddley Walker said...

Oh, by all means meme the hell out of me. I'll lash something superficial and meaningless to say (as usual...).

Hehehe... ;-)

Crashdummie said...

Well yah, most often the books are better, but then again, as my professor so strongly pointed out - books & movies are two different art forms... :)