Yesterday, when Lawyer came in, he cheerfully announced that I was to meet with some clients today. In their office. An hour or more away. Oh – and I had to draw up all of their estate documents by the end of the day. Which is fine and all, but it means I didn’t get through much of the Pile of Doom. And today is my knitter’s – I mean “file clerk’s” – first day, so I’ll be supervising her all morning.
Thankfully, Elsewhere tagged me with this meme, thereby providing me an easy out for today.
1. One book you have read more than once
The Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling. O, my Best Beloved, I have
read it at least a thousand and three times. Most recently, while walking with Husband to brunch, I read to him the stories of How The Rhinocerous Got His Skin, How The Camel Got His Hump, and The Cat Who Walked By Himself. Most astounding to relate, I read aloud as I walked, and did not fall down.
2. One book you would want on a desert island.
How to Survive On A Desert Island. Or perhaps The Swiss Family
Robinson. Because I’d need all the tips I could get.
3. One book that made you laugh.
The Treehorn Trilogy, by Florence Parry Heide. Treehorn is a small boy with a unique outlook on the world. Sometimes he shrinks, much to his parents’ irritation.
4. One book that made you cry.
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffeneger. A book about love across years. Husband and I read it together, trading it back and forth, and as we read we said over and over again, “it’s about us!” Then we reached the end, and said tearfully, “it’s not about us.”
5. One book you wish you had written.
6. One book you wish had never been written.
Pick anything by Ann Coulter.
7. One book you are currently reading.
The Passion of Mary Magdalen, by my friend Elizabeth Cunningham.
8. One book you have been meaning to read.
9. One book that changed your life.
You, you, you, you, and you.
Now my knit – er, File Clerk is here, and I must go pretend to be all grown up.
Edited to add: I have an idea – why don’t y’all pick one or more of these questions and answer them in comments?
Also: The typewriter is bent on my destruction.