Book Meme

January 9th, 2008

It must be Meme day.  Jeni has tagged me for a Meme called “By the Book”.  To be honest, I’m not much of a book reader, but I’m going to go on with this Meme, and see what I come up with.  :-)

“By the Book”
1. Total number of books owned: I got rid of most of my belongings, including books, before moving to Italy, so I’ll skip this questions because I’m embarrassed at how few I own.  (Can you tell this is an insecure spot for me?)
2. Last book bought: Buenos Aires (Lonely Planet)
3. Last book read: I tried reading a book written in Lunfardo recently, called Los Siete Locos – I’m not giving up, I just have to get back up to Vancouver and borrow it again… Before that, I read The Alchemist. And I’m currently reading a personal anthology by Jorge Luis Borges that I received for Christmas – poems and short stories are a way to keep me involved in a book, so this is perfect.  And I really like this one.
4. Five books that mean a lot to me:
Eat, Pray, Love,by Elizabeth Gilbert
Write It Down, Make It Happen, by Henriette Anne Klauser
Living, Studying and Working in Italy, by Travis Neighbor Ward and Monica Larner Owl
Conversazioni in Sicilia by Elio Vittorini, because it was my first Italian book – I know, heavy stuff.  But I did it!

I don’t have a fifth, I don’t think…

I’m not going to tag anyone, because I’m a stubborn rebel.  Ha!  :-)

Thanks, Jeni, for thinking of me!

Entry Filed under: Blogging,Books

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John & Ruby  |  January 16th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Tina! I’m not sure which comment you will view first, so I am repeating myself.

    Ruby and I are expecting: A boy (David John), scheduled for arrival in May. I have advised Ruby not to give birth on the day Celtic win the league or cup.

    Please drop us a line. I know Ruby would love to hear from you.

    Love,

    John and Ruby

  • 2. Jeni  |  January 29th, 2008 at 7:29 am

    I’m finally getting around to checking out your answers…I’ve been sick for a while. You shouldn’t be embarassed bella, your answers were fascinating. I never heard of Lunfardo before! Really interesting. It must be difficult to read something written in it if you only learn it by hearing it spoken occassionally or in songs.

    Have a great time in Argentina! Dance like no one’s watching. ;-)

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