Monday, June 13, 2005

Book Tag: Thanks Shannon!

Tag, you're it. You've been tagged. Here's the details:You answer the questions of the tag game (you'll see them below), then tag 5 other bloggers, and they need to answer the same questions, and tag 5 other people.Here's the questions:

1)What is the amount of the most books you've ever owned?

Probably around five hundred as a preschooler. My mom scoured garage sales before they were cool. I was blessed to have this incredible library at my disposal, and I credit her wide selection for my lifelong love of reading! Now I move too often to accumulate many books and use the public library as my main source.

2) What was the last book you purchased?

The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace for an online study group at All Things Home.

3) What was the last book you read?

Hmmm...two in tandem, both memoirs: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (heartbreaking yet hopeful) and I'll Know It When I See It: A Daughter's Search for Home In Ireland by Alice Carey (renovating a ruin).

4) What are the five books that meant the most to you? (I'm not counting the Bible as an ordinary book, okay?)

Tackling the lengthy book Roots as a child made me realize that I could read just about anything on my own.

The Thread That Runs So True: A Mountain Schoolteacher Tells His Story by Jesse Stuart taught me the dignity of education as a calling.

The Magical Years: The Bowdoin Method At Home gave me my first taste of discovery with my son, showing me that this time at home with him is truly magical.

Creating a Beautiful Home by Alexandra Stoddard showed me the art of the everyday and the courage to choose color.

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis was a gift from my brother, and the thoughtfulness of his selection for me was as touching as the philosophy within.

5) What is the current book that you are reading together as a family? (If you don't do, you want to? Why, or why not?)

We aren't reading together yet, although we all share bits and pieces out loud of what we're individually reading.

Now I'm off to find the last five bloggers in the world who haven't done this quiz yet!

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