First, this meme has caused me to want to install one of those things that keeps track of every key stroke. I had it done. With links to every freakin' book and author... and was filling in my tags, when I left my cursor on the wrong window to go fetch the url of a tagee... and left my unsaved but beautifully finished post.
I DID have every book now checked out from the library listed, and linked..... I am unlikely to do it again.
In massive frustration, I'm walking away now. ....
Round 2, in which I get most of it back.
 Name five of your favorite books.
I've thought about this before (I'm thinking this may have been part of the previous book meme... ) Lately, I haven't been re-reading very many books. Those that I used to re-read, I've not read recently... This means that you'll get more than five (especially because many of my favorites are really series).
1. In my youth, I read Dune by Frank Herbert many times. I loved this book. I still think it's marvelous. I've enjoyed the pre-quels (written by his son), but loathe the sequels that he wrote. The movie starring Sting was a disaster.
2. I also read Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein so many times that I wore out my paperback copies. I think Dune lived because I had a hardback. Stranger is a book that I'm fairly certain influenced me in a myriad of ways. If you want to chat about that, drop me an email but I don't really want to get into all of it here.
3. I'm sure you'll find it no surprise to learn that I also wore out copies of J.R.R. Tolkein's entire Lord of the Rings series, including the Hobbit.
4. I love Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I've read the first book (yes... Outlander) several times. The characters are so vivid and the main characters are so real, with flaws and foibles and honor ... I wish I knew them for real. I'd love to have them be in my family!
5. Shakespeare. I still think he's the finest dramatist out there.
7. Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar Series, and Katherine Kurtz's Deryni series were great favorites of mine. Law school was a better place because these were in my non-law reading collection.
8. Jeffery Deaver -- I started with The Bone Collector , and then read them all
9. Dan Brown .. I stared with The Da Vinci Code , but soon had read them all
 What was the last book you bought?
Well. The last book I bought was a gift -- it was specifically requested by its recipient. It is a book that I would never buy for myself, and am highly unlikely to read. Thus, I'm skipping to the last book I bought for myself (allowing me to bypass Great Knits for Kids, updated by Debbie Bliss, which I bought because C wants about 2/3 of the sweaters in it), and then sitting around pondering that question for a really long time. I don't seem to buy books for myself these days. I use the library. No , I mean I use the library. See below.
If I remember, I'll update!
 What was the last book you read?
Just barely finished reading Diana Gabaldon's A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
 List five
books authors that have been particularly meaningful to you (in no particular order).
Cathy changed this question. I think I'm keeping her change. This one also took me a long time to think about.
three four books six seven you’ve been dying to read but just haven’t yet.
I have no good answer for this. I maintain a list of books that sound like a good thing to read on the library's system (so cool that I can do this!) Then, I place those that seem most like what I want next on hold, so that when I arrive at the library, it'll be on the hold shelf waiting for me. Some books take longer than others to arrive, depending on how far down I am on the waiting list. We always have about four or five DOZEN books out of the library at any given time.
Currently, there are 58 "books" (including movies and CD's) out on my card. These include books for me, books for C, books for J and books for Dan.
Here's a smattering of the titles waiting on my "library shelf" for my attention:
The Birth of Venus, by Sarah Dunant
Blood list by P.N.Elrod
By these Ten Bones and In the Coils of the Snake by Clare B. Dunkel
The Chymical Wedding, by Lindsay Clark
City of Masks, by Daniel Hecht
Death's Little Helpers, by Peter Spiegelman
Desertion by Abdulrazak Gurnah
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark
Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
Gray Matter by Gary Braver
The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw
Hominids, by Robert J. Sawyer
Indigo by Graham Joyce
Mesmerized by Candace Camp
Modular Knits by Iris Schreier
Monster of God by David Quammen
Path of Revenge by Kate Egan
Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip
To the Bone by Neil McMahon
Traveling while Married, by Mary-Lou Weisman
A Treasury of Magical Knitting, by Cat Bordhi
Zen and the Art of Murder by Elizabeth M. Cosin
Some of these are really C's, but I'll likely read them too. Likewise, some were picked out for Dan, but I may read them as well.
I read mostly fiction. I tend towards fantasy, some science fiction, or horror (vampires) or mystery, psychological thrillers.
 Tag five people and have them fill this quiz out on their own.