I was tagged for The Book Meme by Candace.
1) One book that changed your life:
2) One book that you’ve read more than once:
Gone With The Wind
3) One book you’d want on a deserted island:
Building Classic Small Craft: Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats
4) One book that made you laugh:
To Kill A Mockingbird
5) One book that made you cry:
The Horse Whisperer
6) One book you wish you’d written:
7) One book you wish had never been written:
The Good Mother. I pitched that damn thing across the room when I finished, and haven’t read any more from her.
Another book I tossed, when I got to the end, was Cold Mountain. Literary novelists can drive a person to the brink. The movie was better. So there!
And while I’m on it, Story by Robert McKee. It’s complicated the lives of screenwriters near and far.
8) One book you're currently reading:
I just finished Creepers by David Morrell. Oh my, that book got scarier and scarier. Just when Poor Reader thought the worst had happened, something completely new and much worse occurred. I’m going to read all his books now.
Search Angel by Mark Nykanen and The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood by Joe Esterhas.
Yes, hard to believe. Sensitive woman that I be, reading Esterhas.
Well, for one thing, as I have ascertained by page 119, he hates McKee. I read an interview in Newsweek in which the interviewer mocked Nasty Old Joe and his work. I saw a great quote once along the lines of – - Critics are like those small snappy dogs that impede the progress of those doing the real work -- so I decided to read Devil’s Guide because the Newsweek interviewer was a snot.
9) One book you've been meaning to read:
Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway.
10) Tag five people:
Dare I be so bold?
I don’t think I know five people online. But, if you’re reading this and want to respond, consider yourself tagged.