March 25, 2005

Friday, Books and Tunes

I've been tagged by Casey! Is there a better way to start out a Friday morning than talking about books? I don't think so...unless its not getting out of bed. Here goes...

1. What book would I like to be?
Man, that's harsh. I'm going to go with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe or actually any of CS Lewis' Narnia books. Such imagination and so many places to visit. How can you go wrong?

2. Have I ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Honestly, I don't think so...what with them being fiction and all. I suppose I've really identified with a character but I'm not sure I've lusted after one.

3. What is the last book I bought?
The last book I bought was The Book of Joe by Johnathan Tropper which I actually read too. Amazing. I'd encourage everyone to read it. It was simply excellent...and hilarious!

4. What is the last book I read?
I finished Down By The River Where The Dead Men Go by George Pelecanos. He's a crime fiction writer in DC and writes about the city with an amazing amount of detail and, sadly, realism. This one, however, wasn't one of his best.

5. What book am I currently reading?
I'm currently reading The Eighth Day by John Case...your typical mass-market thriller but its entertaining and that's pretty much what I'm looking for right about now. I haven't finished it yet, but for those of you who liked The DaVinci Code, this one has the same kind of feel.

6. What five books would I take with me if I was stranded on a desert island?
Without question, The Bridge by Iain Banks. It was so surreal, so loaded with brilliant imagery and skilled writing, I'm convinced I could be stuck on an island with this book alone and find new things every time I flipped a page. I'd also take Jon McGregor's If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things which was so wonderfully written I could entertain myself with many of the perfect sentences over and over again. Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game never gets old, nor does Mary Doria Russel's The Sparrow and its followup, Children of God.

7. What three poor idiots am I tagging with this FUN FUN FUN?
Without naming names, I'm sure there are some others out there who might like to play along. I'll let them make of their minds. But comment here and let me know you're doing it!


The first ten randomly decided songs from Friday's playlist...Under A Mountain (The Black Crowes), Down In A Hole (Alice In Chains), In Hiding (Pearl Jam), Bartender (Dave Matthews Band), See You On Rooftops (Neil Halstead), Heal (Catherine Wheel), Mixtape (Butch Walker), No Excuses (Alice In Chains), Bite Your Tongue (Duncan Sheik), Hand In My Pocket (Alanis Morissette).

Posted by Chris at March 25, 2005 07:23 AM
Comments

I played :)

Posted by: HG at March 25, 2005 08:46 AM

I may have time to read again, sometime next year. Why is the world going insane?

Posted by: Jeff A at March 25, 2005 09:37 AM

I'll do it! I'll do it!

Posted by: jen at March 25, 2005 10:34 AM

Books? Huh? Oh, that's right, you haven't had the kid yet! :)

Posted by: trb at March 25, 2005 10:38 AM

Yeah, O.K., I'll play.

Posted by: Jason at March 25, 2005 10:58 AM

Hi Chris!

I hope you don't mind me posting my answers here, do you?

1. What book would I like to be?
Curious George.

2. Have I ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Huh?

3. What is the last book I bought?
The last book I brought was called "Cooking with Mom", so I could cook with mom, but she wont let me because she says I almost burned down our old house, but I didn't, I just burned down the kitchen.

4. What is the last book I read?
Cooking with Mom, so the next time I cook with mom, I know now not to use ligther fluid in the oven, because it lights itself!

5. What book am I currently reading?
My math book.

6. What five books would I take with me if I was stranded on a desert island?
Cooking with Mom, Curious George goes to the Circus, Bigfoots are People too, Grandma and Jello, and The Never Ending Story, since I might be on the island for a long time.

7. What three poor idiots am I tagging with this FUN FUN FUN?
Anybody who I know that reads your blog and reads this post I posted on your blogs post you just posted that I posted to.

Have a nice weekend, everybody!

Posted by: Rockchild at March 25, 2005 11:37 AM

I played along...I just had to :D

Posted by: Amy at March 25, 2005 12:27 PM

oh i am SO doing it.

Posted by: jodi at March 25, 2005 12:57 PM

How interesting. I got tagged to do this only mine began with "You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?" vs. just "which book do you want to be?".What I find interesting is the completely different outcome of the answers. in one, you just get to be anything you want.in the other, you're a book that will be banned and burnt. There's even a totally different FEEL to the questions and answers with this part removed.

Posted by: colleen at March 25, 2005 02:26 PM

Hey Chris,
I tagged, courtesy of Amy of Badgroove, and gave you both props (and links) of course.

Posted by: Chris at March 26, 2005 05:33 PM