Monday, January 05, 2009

Tagged for Another Meme

Thank you, Valentina, for tagging me! And thank you, Eva, for coming up with such a fun meme!

The book that’s been on your shelves the longest:
The Children's Hour set of books, which my mother passed along to me when I was very small. They're a little tattered, because she owned them when she was a kid, but they're very special to me.

A book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time, etc.):
Classic Poems to Read Aloud, which reminds me of my grandfather. It was the last thing he gave me before he died. This book is also extremely special.

A book you acquired in some interesting way (gift, serendipity in a used bookstore, prize, etc.):

Jean, who happens to be my "cousin", went to the National Book Festival and got to meet Neil Gaiman. Instead of getting a signed book for herself, she bought Coraline and had him sign it for me! Wasn't that sooooooo nice?

The most recent addition to your shelves:

Gothic Lolita
by Dakota Lane. I've been wanting that book for quite some time now, and I was excited when I finally had enough money to buy it.

A book that’s been with you to the most places:
I can't really answer that one. I don't bring my favorite books on vacation, I just bring several that I want to read.

A bonus book that you want to talk about but doesn’t fit into the other questions:

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. It is my all-time favorite book! It's about a girl, Lyra Belacqua, who lives in an alternate universe similar to ours, but here everyone is accompanied by a magical creature called a daemon, who is like your soul. When she hears about a wicked experiment station in the north, called Bolvangar, where mysterious and unpleasant things are happening to children and their daemons, Lyra goes on a quest to save them. I recently got the movie, and I can't wait to watch it again! It's also time for a re-read!

Now, as for tagging people:






Nymeth said...

I loved reading your answers, Annie! You have excellent taste in favourite books :P

Thanks for tagging me. I've been meaning to do this meme for ages, and I promise I'll get to it soon.

Debi said...


Thanks! These memes are so fun, aren't they?


valentina said...

Your whole family has a blog!that is so cool!I wish I could share the blogging life with my parents too!i could get my mum to join all sorts of challenges hihi....

Golden Compass is one of my favourite books (or possibly The favourite right now...) too:)

Chris said...

That is so much fun! I'll definitely enjoy doing this..thanks for tagging me. I still haven't read The Golden Compass! I do, however, have a copy on my shelf waiting for me...I need to change that!

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