book meme

Tom got me!

  1. Name one book that changed your life.
    Peter and Jane taught me to read.
  2. One book you’ve read more than once.
    Gravity’s Rainbow, I found I had to, just to try and understand what he was on about.
  3. One book you’d want on a desert island.
    Gravity’s Rainbow, to see whether I still enjoy it as much as I did when I last read it 15 years ago.
  4. One book that made you laugh.
    The Rotter’s Club
  5. One book that made you cry.
    Can’t remember that ever happening, but I do remember at about the age of 10 a big lump in the throat during The Hobbit when one of the dwarfs died.
  6. One book you wish you’d written.
    Never had the desire to write a book.
  7. One book you wish had never been written.
    I was given and tried to read Ben Elton’s High Society, but found it so turgid that I left it on a plane without bothering to finish it. The in-flight magazine was better written and more enjoyable.
  8. One book you’re currently reading.
    A Suitable Boy– I really love it but I’ve been reading it for the last 3 years. I even tried reading it to my family as our book at bedtime but the kids told me that it doesn’t have pictures and they were bored; so there it sits waiting for me to commit again. I’m also more actively engaged by Roy Jenkin’s Churchill which is teaching me all sorts of stuff about the great man I didn’t know.
  9. One book you’ve been meaning to read.
    Gulag, by Anne Applebaum, I’ve started but my good intentions are missing at the moment.
  10. Now tag five people.
    Bob, James, Max, Snowflake, and Fiona.
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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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7 Responses to book meme

  1. Max says:

    Thanks for the tag Andrew, that’s really nice of you.

  2. andrewkbrown says:

    I look forward to seeing what you put Max.

  3. Max says:

    It takes quite a lot of thinking, I’ll post it on my new blog by tomorrow.

  4. Bob says:

    Thanks for the tag. I got the meme twice – I read the other tag first and was going to tag you, now I’ve got to think again! Will post my response today

    bob

  5. Max says:

    Bullseye!
    After all that polemical outpouring I started this blog with very few words.

  6. snowflake5 says:

    oh no! you’ve tagged me! S xx ;-).

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