A Book That

changed my life?

The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving Kindness by Pema Chodron

I’ve read more than once?

Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing by May Sarton
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

I’d want on a desert island?

The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Desert Island (though I don’t think it’s been written yet)

made me laugh?

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore

made me cry?

Charlotte’s Web by E. B White

I wish had been written?

Since I don’t know all that’s been written, how do I know what hasn’t been written?

I wish had never been written?

One that I just finished reading: A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance by Jane Juska

I’m currently reading?

I am about to start The Onion Girl by Charles de Lindt and
The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol

I’ve been meaning to read?

Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery by Starhawk
The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually as We Die by Kathleen Singh
all the books listed in 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader’s Guide by Erica Bauermeister
(and so many more!)

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2 Comments on “A Book That”

  1. gerry Says:

    How does one participate in this “tagged” thing? I still haven’t figured out how to do line breaks in Blogger.
    Interesting list of books.

  2. Laurel Says:

    Ah, so you’ve read Pema Chodron. I happened upon her blissful face one day last week while flipping through the channels. She was being interviewed by Bill Moyers. Quite a conversation. Among other topics, they discussed the difference between suffering and pain. I was hooked. I think if I ever actively seek a sense of faith or belief in a higher power to replace my disconnection with god after leaving the catholic church, it would be via Pema’s writing.