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1. One book that changed your life.
I haven't found that book yet.

2. One book that you've read more than once.
Just one? Forget that! I'm really bad about reading books I like over & over again. I've read all of the Harry Potter books (except Deathly Hollows) 5-8 times each. When I was in middle school, I was obsessed with The Outsiders and read it 11 times in one year.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island.
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

4. One book that made you laugh.
You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore. All his books are hilarious & snarky & irreverent. He's an awesome writer.

5. One book that made you cry.
Again, just one? Deathly Hallows tore me apart (it's the reason I've only read it once). Yeah, the deaths got me (Fred? HOW COULD YOU, JKR?) but the fact that it was the end of all of it. Amazing Gracie and Marley & Me...well, any of those sweet, funny dog books with a horrible ending that you just KNOW is coming make me bawl like Kris Draper.

6. One book that you wish had been written.
The Harry Potter series. The woman is a genius.

7. One book that you wish had never been written.
Breaking Dawn. WORST.BOOK.EVER.

8. One book you're currently reading.
I never read just one book @ a time. I'm currently working on 3. But I'll say The Boys of Winter about the 1980 US Miracle on Ice team. Getting in the Olympic mood ;)

9. One book you've been meaning to read.
The Virgin Suicides. I watched the movie last weekend & it's just haunted me ever since. I'm buying the book when I go Christmas shopping this Sunday.

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thepeculiarcat
Dec. 18th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
I need to read Boys of Winter. Its been sitting on my shelves for a while. How is it so far?

I haven't seen Virgin Suicides in a long time, but I remember the end sequence showing the house after the girls died. Haunting indeed.
amyofaquitaine
Dec. 18th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
It's really interesting. It tells each players' backstory, how each made the US team, and what happened after. (LOL I just made it sound sort of lame.) Some of the stories are really sad.

When the one boy looks up in the basement & sees the one sister's legs hanging there, I screamed. I thought all the sisters died, but there was only 10 minutes left in the movie and I thought sure there wasn't enough time for anything else to happen. (I had always been under the impression that was a true story, thank God it wasn't.)
thepeculiarcat
Dec. 18th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
That would be one of the saddest stories ever. I couldn't imagine what life would be like for parents to lose all 5 daughters!

Boys of Winter may be my next book. Good idea to use it as pre-Olympic reading.
amyofaquitaine
Dec. 18th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'm also reading another hockey book called Future Greats & Heartbreaks that's a behind-the-scenes account of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and the world of scouting. Interesting anecdotes about Staal 3.0, Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel, Jack Johnson and others. It's ~fascinating~. (I plan on being all literary & doing book reviews on my LJ at some point. Once I get my shizz together lol.)
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