I thought it might be interesting to see what the 'kid with reading difficulties' came up with.
I've read very few books in my time. My shelf consists mostly of Haynes manuals for cars.
- One book you have read more than once. My all time favorite book, 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance'. Apart from being a good father and son road trip on one level, it also has somethings to say about the nature of 'quality'. Sanity, Problem solving and philosophy. There is drama, surprise and much thought provocation. All wrapped up in layers of analogous threads.
- One book you would want on a desert island. Obviously some kind of 'what to do if you're ever stuck on a desert island' hand book would be good, as would a 30 Ft by 20 Ft leather bound book which would be opened up into an instant shelter, although I feel these answers are not in the spirit of the question. 'Catch 22', couldn't put it down. I loved the crazy logic. or maybe 'The Outsider' by Camus. The central character of which, I found easy to identify with.
- One book that made you laugh. 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'. The only fantasy story I can tolerate.
- One book that made you cry. Don't like to admit this but after much thought, the only book I could think of that had ever made me cry directly, was one of the 'My friend Flicker' books I read as a kid. Being a big girls blouse I tend to blub, at the drop of a hat, at all sorts of cheesy movies. Indirectly the Haynes manual for the Honda C70 made me cry when it advised me to oil my nylon lined control cables and caused them all to seize up permanently.
- One book I wish I had written. I'm just very glad I've never written a book. It takes me long enough just to do a post let alone pore my life away on a book.
- One book you wish had never been written. I'm with Qenny on this one. All of the religious 'bibles'.
- One book I am currently reading. I have been given three books recently and I haven't touched any of them.
- One book I have meant to read. Every time I read a book review I want to read that book. I know I won't but I do appreciate that by not reading, I'm missing out on the kind of convenience and perspective only the written word can provide.
- One book that changed your life. I don't know exactly which one, but one of the DIY books I read when I first bought a house made me realise I could do most things that might other wise require a professional.
- I tag awaiting, ickle_bro, phlegmfatal, MJ and Kyahgirl.