Wednesday, April 09, 2008


1) One book that changed your life

Systems Analysis and Design Methods by Whitman et al. Course book for my first systems analysis and design class where I first learned the basics of data modeling which was my first area of computers that I felt that I could excel.

2) One book that you had read more than once
Rather hard one for me since I tend never to re-read books. I have read the Lord of the Rings trilogy a few times, but that's been a few years ago at this point. I've listened to the Harry Potter audiobooks many times, too.

3) One book you would want on a desert island
Probably one of those ginormous Bathroom Reader books. Really, where else would I have learned that Queen Elizabeth and I share a liking for Dick Francis novels?

4) Two books that made you laugh
Small Favor by Jim Butcher. Bob the Skull is awesome!
At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much. The Yarn Harlot is freakin' hilarious. Can't wait for her book tour stop in Indy at the end of this month!

5) One book that made you cry
Oh, only the last 3 Harry Potter books made me outright sob. The Earth is Flat was depressing enough to make me want to cry.

6) One book you wish you had written
Wikinomics by Dan Tapscott. Completely opposite tone from The Earth is Flat, made the US tech industry sound viable and exciting :) Plus, Dan made a very inspiring keynote speaker at the DAMA conference last March.

7) One book you wish had never been written
Bless the Beasts and Children and Moby Dick. I was forced to suffer through these books in high school. Bless the Beasts and Children was such whiny drivel. Moby Dick contained an entire 30+ page chapter describing "The Whiteness of the Whale". That chapter could be summarized as "Whale is white. The end." Talk about long-winded!

8) Two books that you are currently reading
The Book of General Ignorance by John Mitchinson and John Lloyd is my current hair drying read. (Yes, I keep a book for reading while I dry my hair.) Did you know that the nose of the Sphinx wasn't blown off by the Nazis or Napoleon? It was long-gone before either of them!

The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon Green is my current fiction book. Front cover recommendation by Jim Butcher and modern fantasy setting made it look appealing, but I'm just not into it.

Molecular Biology Made Simple and Fun is my on-going non-fiction book.

9) One book you have been meaning to read
Next on my to read pile is the Twilight series, so no spoilers, Sylvia :)

Completely Hypothetical, of Course

Say, your dog just ate the vast majority of two new skeins of embroidery floss. A call to an 24 hour emergency vet gives you the advice to give said dog hydrogen peroxide and make him run around in the yard to make him get rid of the floss quickly. You'd be in for a long night. Especially if your dog has a cast iron stomach like Bandit.

All is well now, and I need more embroidery floss to finish my first cross stitch project. All floss will now be stored in a zippered bag. :-/