1. Name one book that changed your life:
Other than the Bible? Probably Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias. I definitely had a life-altering, light-bulb moment when reading that book.
2. Name one book that you’ve read more than once:
Other than the Bible? I've read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens too many times to count. It's one of my all time favorite books. I've also read Dracula by Bram Stoker countless times. I also have The Dark Angel by Meredith Ann Pierce virtually memorized.
3. Name one book you’d want on a desert island:
Other than the Bible? (I see a trend developing here.) Maybe a big collection of short stories, or my complete collection of Edgar Allen Poe, or my complete works of Shakespeare.
4. Name one book that made you laugh:
I've never laughed so hard while reading a book than when I was reading If Chins Could Kill, Confessions of a B-Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell. Not only was it hilarious, but it was a great, touching story about friendship and the ups and downs that come with being dedicated to your art.
5. Name one book that made you cry:Hmm. This is a tough one. As a kid, I know I cried when reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and when I read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Several Stephen King books have made me cry: Lisey's Story, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, The Stand, and The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass - all of them beautiful stories.
6. Name one book that you wish you had written:
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
7. Name one book that you wish had never been written:
I know it's considered a classic, but reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was pure torture. Another classic that I also passionately disliked was Lord of the Flies by William Golding. However, wishing they'd never been written is a pretty strong statement. If there is one book that fits that description, it would probably be either Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler or the Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor Lavey.
8. Name one book you’re currently reading:
I'm currently reading Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (a fairy tale) and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill.
9. Name one book you’ve been meaning to read:
Oh, there are so many books and so little time! I've been meaning to read all the books that have been loaned to me by friends. (Chad and Raven - let me know if you have any suggestions of what I should read next.) I want to read more works by C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton and Ravi Zacharias. And I can't believe I still haven't finished the rest of the Dark Tower series.
Okay - now it's your turn to answer the questions! ;-)