It's a little late in coming, but here goes:
1. One book that changed your life.
The Bradley Method. Wouldn’t be here today if Mom and Dad hadn’t learned how to get me out. Man was that rough though! Although it seems to have been hardest on Dad. Wuss.
2. One book you've read more than once.
The Going-To-Bed Book. This was the first book that Dad read to me, and we read it every night for awhile. “The sun has set not long ago, now everybody goes below, to take a bath in one big tub, with soap all over scrub, scrub, scrub.”
3. One book you would want on a desert island.
Mmmmmm….. dessert….. what?.... desert?.. .why would I want to be on a desert island? You know what book I’d want? How to Get Off a Desert Island. Sheesh. What’s that Dad? Oh. The right answer to this question is apparently the Bible. Sorry. That’s what I meant. Misunderstood the question. Next?
4. One book that made you laugh.
Belly Button Book. “Do you wonder where we are? It’s BELLY BUTTON BEACH!! Where tons of hippos stand around in bathing suits too little, because they hope you will admire the buttons on their middle.” Cracks me up, man. Cracks me up.
5. One book that made you cry.
But Not the Hippopotamus. It’s sad to see that racism is still alive and well in the 21st century. First the hog and frog cavorted in the bog, and excluded Hippo. That’s a slam dunk in a housing discrimination lawsuit. Then the moose and goose wouldn’t share juice – just like segregated water fountains. And then, just as Hippo gets integrated into society, BLAMMO – Armadillo gets excluded, probably due to hysteria about him coming from Mexico and his willingness to do hard, physical labor at a low wage. Shameful. Just shameful. We’re all God’s children people. Fight the Power.
6. One book you wish had been written.
How to Get These Blasted Teeth Out of My Gums
7. One book you wish had never been written.
Goodnight Moon. I know this is anathema to everyone, but it doesn’t do much for me. Doesn’t hold my interest. I get it. Goodnight. That’s sufficient. I don’t need to say goodnight to the table, the chair, the moon, the bowl of mush, the carpet, the dust mites, the cockroach, the blade of grass outside, Jon Boy, etc. Just say goodnight and let me go to sleep already.
8. One book you are currently reading.
The Story of Joshua. Apparently I lead the Israelites to the Promised Land someday. Who knew?
9. One book you have been meaning to read.
Fear and Trembling. Mostly because Dad wants to read this. It apparently an exposition on Genesis 22, where Abraham is tested by being asked by God to sacrifice his one and only son Issac, and discusses the difference between faith and resignation. Let’s just say that any book Dad reads about someone sacrificing their only son is a book that I feel I should read as well…..