Book Meme

June 19, 2005 Categories: Books , Memes & Quizzes | 2 Comments  

Loni at Journaling Through the Valley tagged me to answer the book meme that’s been going around. (Makes it sound like a flu, doesn’t it?)

Q. The most books I’ve ever owned?

This is tough. The last two years, I have sold many of my books on to raise money for homeschool books and supplies. Before I started selling, I probably had around 700. Of course, some were too good to sell. About 600 or so. So that’s how many we still have. This is a guess, though — I’m not very good at estimating, and there’s no way I’m going to go count them all!

Q. The last book I bought…

Our library had its semi-annual used book sale yesterday, and I picked up these for myself:

Breathing Lessons and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Trinity by Leon Uris

and these for Natalie:

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Q. The last book I read…

B is For Burglar by Sue Grafton

Q. The five books that meant the most to me…

The Bible — I use the New American Standard for in-depth study, and the New Living Translation or the Message for daily reading.

He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado
I re-read this every year during Lent.

The Mystery of Marriage: Meditations on the Miracle by Mike Mason
Our pastor had us read this during pre-marital counseling and it’s the best book on marriage I’ve ever read — and I’ve read a bunch!

Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli
You mean I’m not the only one who loves Jesus with all my heart and still messes up? A lot and often? You mean I can actually be real with my Christian brothers and sisters and they might actually be real with me? Transforming book.

Trinity by Leon Uris
One of the few novels I love to read over and over again. The first time I had a crush on a fictional character was the first time I read this — Connor Larkin, what a man! On a more serious note, this book helped me understand my heritage. (My maiden name is Shannon, like the river.)

There are many more, but it said five and these were the first five that came to mind. If you like memes and books, feel free to answer on your site and leave me a comment so I can go check it out. I love reading about books almost as much as I love reading books!


  1. Laney

    Hi Carrie!

    I have not yet read Homesick Restaurant but I just finished Accidental Tourist and it was terrific!

  2. another lisa

    I loved trinity too!