Gunderson Bee passed this along:
1. One book that changed your life: Which time? Oh I don't know. Let's say Adelle Davis for getting me started thinking about food and nutrition, and questioning ideas I'd been raised with. It all sticks together, question one thing, and it all starts giving way.
2. One book that you’ve read more than once: Diane Duane's Book of Night with Moon. Lovely fantasy with cat wizards saving the world. I've read it out loud to Sarah at least four times. Also Lord of the Rings. Both difficult bedtime reading if you hit the wrong part. There have been nights I've just kept reading for hours to get Bilbo out from the dragon's den and the like.
3. One book you’d want on a desert island: Divine Comedy, though I'd want to cheat and have my notes, and dictionaries, and all too. Hey, and Professor Stephanini too, to read it aloud for me (as long as I'm wishing, alas).
4. One book that made you laugh: Anything by Douglas Adams.
5. One book that made you cry: The Iliad, Lattimore translation. Another read aloud, and dang, but that gets hard. Sair's very patient about her mom sniffling while reading the rough parts. (Priam pleading for Hector's body, anyone?)
6. One book that you wish you had written: Vladimir Nabokov's Ada. Or Lolita. Or Pale Fire.
7. One book that you wish had never been written: Nope, can't even censor here. Don't like it, don't read it.
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Hugh Kennedy, When Bagdad Ruled the Muslim World. But it's a hardcover, so I can't take it in the bathtub to read…. I will get to it, really.
10. Now tag [five] people: ???
Now I can't get the damn bold to turn off, and it's 12:30 at night…Foo.
I don't know, who hasn't done it yet?
You know who you are….Hop to it, and I can stop shouting (virtually) and go to bed.
(As soon as I get my heroine into the wayback machine and off to her adventures.)