Meme: Books

1. You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps: How We’re Different and What to Do About It. This book has saved countless arguments in this house. I’ve bought this for a couple of people when learning that they had become engaged too. The stuff in this book is essential for ANYONE. Really it is. We took this on holiday a few years ago just after getting it, and I was sitting there by the pool laughing not at what was in the book so much as at the way it depicted situations that happened daily in our house. (“The butter’s in the fridge” is a standard phrase used against me frequently). It really clued me in as to what the language of “woman-speak” was – and likewise the ladies in this house now accept that certain behaviours / actions / interpretations of mine are simply because I’m a bloke. Seriously – buy this book.

2. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
In a book …. no. Magazines ? Yes 😉

3. The last book you bought is:
Designing with Web Standards ~ Jeffrey Zeldman

4. The last book you read:
Ghost Girl ~ Torey L. Hayden. When she leaves Jeremiah and co. for the last time … I nearly cried. One of those rare books that I read in 3 ‘goes’ as putting it down was very difficult indeed and I just know that it will easily bear a re-read. I must say a thank you to Stacy for sending me this.

5. What are you currently reading?
Nothing right now as a full time read – I am completely out of books. I usually get a few at a time to read, and this is drought time. That said, I love books and I become a fount of WordPress assistance to those that buy me them hint hint. That said I am re-dipping into Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff ~ Richard Carlson. No real reason behind the ‘dipping’ but it is certainly a fantastic book and one I would recommend to anyone.

6. Five books you would take to a deserted island:
Wouldn’t sand ruin them ? Okay … tricky this one.
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity ~ Roy Porter
Mrs.Beeton’s Book of Cookery and Household Management
The Stand ~ Stephen King
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
– And lastly, the Biggest Book of All 🙂

7. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
I’m not. Partly because I’m not sure who to send it to as there are a few people I know read here so it would be more than 3. Partly because those people may prefer to choose to do it rather than be asked, but mainly because why limit myself to 3 ? It’s a weekend – a long weekend – so there may be more people who choose to do this, and if they pinged here then we’d all have some bonus posts to read wouldn’t we ?

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