Friday Fun: Book Tag


Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly.

This Friday Fun - let's play tag! Children_playing_tagRemember when "tag" was a fun innocent game that children played at recess. Do you remember recess?

Divas and wonderful bloggers Nettie Hartstock and Tammy Lenski "tagged" me in a virtual game/meme .. book tag. Rather goes along with what has been the theme this week books for holiday gifts on Wednesday and an interview with new author Geoff Livingston.

Here goes...

How many books do you own?
I have not a clue. Hundreds. Thousands. I started to count and gave up at 500. Books are friends. I love to collect them and to share them too.

What was the last book you read?
The Artist Way by Julie Cameron It's a book that you can only read when the time is right for it in your life.

What was the last book you purchased?
Age of Conversation. I bought 6 copies today. Last day before the price doubles. Read about the Bum Rush set for 12-14.

What five books are most meaningful to you?
-Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin. I just know Elizabeth Bennett would be blogging.
-Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. So many good lessons and a wonderful love story too.
-The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Okay, so it's not really 1 "book" but it's one book on my book shelf so I'm counting it as 1!
-Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon. Guess I should throw in one biz book and this is simple, practical and powerful.
-Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. How can you not love Dr. Seuss? Great "present book."

What is your most obscure favorite book?
Julie Harris Talks To Young Actors by Julie Harris and Barry Tarshis. I recently found this book in a box  far back in a closet. It's special because my dad sent it to me when my dream was the theatre. Tugged inside was a small white card with this note - I hope this book will be a little help in realizing your goals. Dad

The rules says I have to tag five people. The following five have dropped recent comments on Diva. So in the spirit of getting to know you better .. Tag You're It! 

Martha Retallick
Susan Reid
Lewis Green
Glenda Watson Hyatt
Ben Casnocha

How many books do you own?
What was the last book you read?
What was the last book you purchased?
What five books are most meaningful to you?
What is your most obscure favorite book?


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You are so right: Elizabeth Bennett *would* be blogging!

So would Dr. Seuss.

Posted by: Tammy on Dec 1, 2007 5:41:25 PM

The last five books I read were:

1 - The Secret
2 - The Law of Attraction
3 - No Sleep Till Canvey Island, by Will Birch - the amazing story of how Pub Rock evolved, culminating in New Wave and Punk
4 - Gendered Lives (for school!)
5 - Internet in a Box by James Brausch. Amazingly helpful info on how to set up and promote online businesses.

Great site you've got! :-)

Posted by: abigail hunter on Dec 2, 2007 2:45:56 PM

The book theme seems to be traveling around the blogosphere. It must have something to do with people scrambling for Christmas gifts and books are great gifts. (At least I think they are.)

Thanks for spreading the word about the Bum Rush! We need as much participation as we can find on Dec 14th. Stay posted for more info!

Posted by: Chris Wilson on Dec 3, 2007 9:35:35 AM

Martha here. Good thing you asked about how many books I own, because I've been weeding the collection and donating the excess to the friends of the public library.

Last five books I read? Well, I just finished one on the excess availability of easy credit called Maxed Out. Very provocative reading.

Last book I purchased was Leslie Burns-Dell'Aqua's book, Business Basics for the Successful Commercial Photographer. It's been a very helpful guide for someone who's finally becoming what she wanted to be back at age 15.

As for five books that are most meaningful, well, that's tough. You see, I read -- or start reading -- several hundred books a year. So, a book has to be really good to stand out. So, let me think on that one some more.

My most obscure favorite books? Well, here are three on one of my primo interests, self-education:

1. The Day I Became an Autodidact by Kendall Hailey
2. The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
3. Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn

Posted by: Martha Retallick on Dec 3, 2007 10:29:13 AM


Great topic:

Chasing Daylight by Gene O'kelly - very emotional book a little like Tuesday with Morrie.

Just finished Work like you are showing off by Joe Calloway - light reading a good story.

Keep up the good work.


Posted by: Merrill Dubrow on Dec 3, 2007 5:24:51 PM

Hi Toby,

the first year that "Oh The Places You Go" came out I gave it to all my sisters and mom as a gift. I love the book!

Posted by: Nettie Hartsock on Dec 6, 2007 1:00:10 PM

Oh, i'm twittering now. They'd either blog, or be communicating now completely through the use of flip books like the ones at

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