Aug 12, 2006
The Herberts between my Hardys and Heller
I've been tagged by James with something called a Book Meme.
That means I have to answer the same ten questions already answered by my tagger. I hated tag at school. I kept drainpipes up my sleeves so I could batter to death anyone who tried to touch me. Ever.
I was a very lonely child.
Anyhoo, here are the ten questions, ending with the five people I'm supposed to tag. It's like a chain letter which is a bit like chain smoking which is a bit like smoking which kills you much more slowly than being pummelled with piping.
>One book that changed your life: Dave Tomlinson's Post-Evangelical.
>One book you've read more than once: Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.
>One book you'd want on a desert island: Stephen King's The Stand.
>One book that made you laugh: Stephen Fry's The Liar.
>One book that made you cry: Anthony Burgess' Clockwork Orange (pictured).
>One book you wish had been written: Mine.
>One book you wish had never been written: most celebrity biographies.
>One book you're currently reading: Warp's Labels Unlimited.
>One book you've been meaning to read: I've a stack of James Herbert to be read. I tried one and didn't like it, and now my collection stands unloved between Thomas Hardy and Joseph Heller. Yes, I collect books I don't read and yes I store things alphabetically, albeit not that strictly as Herbert should be after Heller. What am I, a librarian? No. I'm a bookshop manager and that's, er, a totally different thing.
>Now tag 5 people: James Henry, Sarah Contrary, MQ, Blonde Janet, Lee.
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