Friday, August 04, 2006

Book Meme

Lair of the Catholic Cavemen tagged anybody reading the blog so.....


1. One book that changed your life: The Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen.

2. One book that you have read more than once: Salem's Lot by Stephen King

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: I'll take the Bible.

4. One book that made you laugh: I Should Have Seen it Coming When the Rabbit Died by Teresa Bloomingdale. Teresa was a Catholic mother of ten wild kids and her adventures with them are gut busters.

5. One book that made you cry: Madam Bovary.

6. One book you wish would have been written: There and Back Again: A Catholic Girl Survives Lousy Catechesis and College and Comes Back to the Church in Relatively One Piece.

7. One book you wish had never been written: Having it All by Helen Gurley Brown. That book was a soul destroyer.

8. One book you are currently reading: Emma and the Vikings. It's a biography about Anglo Saxon Queen Emma.

9. One book you have been meaning to read: St. Faustina's diary.

10. Tag some others: Anyone reading this.

5 comments:

Robin said...

Dymphna, I started to do your meme, but then I couldn't think of any good answers!

I just wanted to let you know that I've been visiting your blog for a while and have really been enjoying it. In fact, I chose a blogger identity jsut so I could send you a friendly comment once in a while!

God bless,
Robin

Dymphna said...

Hi Robin! Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.

Robin said...

OK, I'm more awake now:

1. One book that changed your life: Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

2. One book that you have read more than once: The Story of a Soul by Ste. Therese

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: I'll take the Bible. AMEN!

4. One book that made you laugh: I can't remember the title, but it was a collection of essays by David Sedaris. One essay described his visit to a nudist colony, and I probably can't say more on a Catholic blog, but it was hilarious. (NOT pro-nudism, believe me!)

5. One book that made you cry: Charlotte's Web -even now.

6. One book you wish would have been written: Why It's So Hard to Find Authentic Catholic Teaching in the Catholic Church.

7. One book you wish had never been written: The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan; The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvior. (I realize that's two, but they both launched the heretical modern feminism movement.)

8. One book you are currently reading: Just finished reading the entire Old Testament for the first time in my life. Woo-hoo!

9. One book you have been meaning to read: The Dead by Fyodor Dosteyevsky.

10. Tag some others: Anyone reading this.

Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...

Just posted my answers, but don't read it! Then you're tagged again!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

For info, before next time, Madame Bovary and Salammbô are both on the index.

I checked.

1. One book that changed your life: Demain le Chrétienté (Dom Gérard Calvet/Un moine de Barroux)

2. One book that you have read more than once: LotR.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: Missal, for reading in union with Masses said by good priests.


4. One book that made you laugh: Till Eulenspiegel, in a good way. In another way, a small parallel to da Vinci code, I laughed because I unmasked the "learning" as blasphemy (that one was less mean than the one of Teabing in da Vinci code) - I of course put it down as soon as having identified it as such.

5. One book that made you cry: ?

6. One book you wish would have been written: if you had said "published on paper", I's have said, lots of my blog posts. But written? That they are, so I'd go for "How Carbon 14 Build up can be realistically modelled" and "Whether chromosome fission can really lead to animals with more normal (!) chrosomsomes than ancestor" written by real experts.

I'm not one, though I wrote on both themes.

7. One book you wish had never been written: many on the index fit that description, but I think DSMH was too late for index congregation (plus Pius XII was not vigilant on it), so I pick DSMH.

8. One book you are currently reading: one I am publishing on carbon 14 buildup, in French and by this non-expert.

9. One book you have been meaning to read: Organon, by Aristotle, back when my Greek was up to it.

10. Tag some others: anyone reading this NOT yet tagged.