It's One of Those Things
I've been tagged by Yahaira. Yay, I've never been tagged before!
1. Total number of books I own?
Oh gees. Hundreds. So hard to tell. Between splitting my old books between my mother and my sister, then splitting again when I had my first divorce, then gaining more when I got married again, and if you count my daughter's books that are actually mine... well... My bookshelves overfloweth, into boxes, dressers, other peoples' houses.
2. The last book I bought?
*The last book I paid for: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, for my daughter after she was bitten by a bat.
*More recently I grabbed a couple books out of the free book box at the used bookstore, including The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.
*Oh, and I guess I should count the boxful of cross-stitch books I got at an auction, but they were for my mother-in-law.
3. The last book I read?
Just got finished with Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. He's not terribly prolific an author yet, but WOW! What a read.
4. Five books that mean a lot to me?
*Little Women: Jo is one of the reasons my daughter is named Katherine. :D
*Charlotte's Web: I might have been six the first time I read this book, and after 22 years, it still has the power to make me cry. It was also the first book I ever read to my daughter, aloud while she was nursing, at one week old.
*The Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Holly Hobbie: Can't link to this one; it's long out of print. I memorized the poem when I was 2, and "read" the book to my baby sister.
*A Wrinkle in Time: One of the first books I remember having read to me. Don't know how many times I've read it since then.
*30th Ann. Where the Sidewalk Ends: I got this for Mother's Day this year. Made me cry. I miss Shel Silverstein.
5. Tag five people and have them fill this out in their blogs.
I don't know 5 people with blogs yet. I'll have to tag as I go. But Bonnie's gonna have to get hit. That's one down.