Today I was struggling to find something to write. Lately I’ve had these woe is me posts. There are times when it’s nice to receive a Meme because it can snap you out of your own writers funk. Instead of another… “poor me poor me” post I can be handed the outline of what to write and just write it.
Anyway, UU (He’s a birthday boy by the way so please pop over there today and wish him a Happy Birthday!!), tagged me for this one. Supposedly it’s because I’m so well read but one thing I’ve learned from blogging is that I’m not so well read. I’m just well read in certain circles. Around here I’m just another bibliophile but I love the company of other bibliophiles. I took some liberties with this and crossed out two for two different reasons.
One book that changed my life
My Life So Far by Jane Fonda – I typed that and it sounds crazy but it’s the truth. At the point in my life when I read this book I was struggling in a marriage and continued a battle with body image issues that I had been fighting for years. She is a controversial personality that but it was the first time that I read about someone else struggling with their body image and how it was tied in to making men happy. There were parallels between our lives and it was the first glimpse I had of what would be beyond those walls. Actually it was the first biography of a woman I had read. My therapist at the time in an attempt to help me get out of the destructiveness that I was in suggested that I surround myself with strong women and read about strong women. I see this book as a first step in a long journey.
Honorable Mention: eat, pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert. – This book came into my orbit via Amuirin’s suggestion and at a time when I was overwhelmed with loneliness and a love lost. It was through reading this that I woke up and realized that it wasn’t the end of my world. Life and love was out there and I wasn’t going to find it crying for myself at home.
One Book That I’ve Read More Than Once
Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. – This book is story of love. Love in all of it’s varied, beautiful and tragic forms. Love and its evolution over the course of a lifetime.
One Book That Made Me Laugh
Your Personal Penguin by Sandra Boynton (Sure it’s a board book but it makes me laugh. I read a lot of board books to the cake muncher. Here is Davy Jones Singing the book.
One Book That Made Me Cry
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.
Mothers for miles around worried about the Zuckerman’s swing. They feared some child would fall off. But no child ever did. Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will. (Chapter X)
One Book That I’m Currently Reading
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld – I’m loving it!! (TIGEREYE: I have to talk to you about this one I think you’ll like it if you haven’t already read it) I haven’t been writing about the books I read because I think that I suck as a book reviewer but I just might do this one.