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By education and experience - Accountant with a specialty in taxation. Formerly a CPA (license has lapsed). Masters degree in law of taxation from University of Denver. Now retired. Part time work during baseball season as receptionist & switchboard operator for the Colorado Rockies. This gig feeds my soul in ways I have trouble articulating. One daughter, and four grandchildren. I share the house with two cats; a big goof of a cat called Grinch (named as a joke for his easy going "whatever" disposition); and Lady, a shelter adoptee with a regal bearing and sweet little soprano voice. I would be very bereft if it ever becomes necessary to keep house without a cat.
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A meme about books

I myself wasn't sure what a "meme" was, even though I've participated in several. Wikipedia defines it as a tidbit (or tidbits) of information passing from one person to another and gaining speed as others join the exchange. It rhymes with "seem" or "team", which surprised me to learn. So here's a meme about books, borrowed from anther blog. Tell us please:

1. One book that changed your life

A joint autobiography by Robert and Suzanne Massie (who have since divorced, doggone it) titled JOURNEY about their experiences after their only son and first child was born with hemophilia. {He hit the jackpot with NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA} The general gist of their experience that that one must find a way to live with life circumstances which cannot be changed. At the time I read it, my first husband was dying of cancer - so their viewpoints and what they had learned were concepts I needed to hear and take to heart.

2. One book you have read more than once

JOURNEY - see question 1. Dorothy L Sayer's BUSMAN'S HONEYMOON and GAUDY NIGHT. Currently rereading THE SECRET GARDEN, a childhood favorite.

3. One book you would want on a desert island

Probably the Bible, doesn't matter which translation.

4. One book that made you laugh

HUCKLEBERRY FINN - I was about 12 years old. Jasper Fforde's "Literary Detective" series, as well as his "Nursery Crimes"

5. One book that made you cry

BREAKING CLEAN by Judy Blunt. FIFTY ACRES AND A POODLE by Jean Laskas. Each relate autobiographical stories of their relationships with animals, both domestic and agricultural. And I just couldn't handle those passages. Indeed, while Blunt's book made to my "best of the year" list, I'm not sure I could read it again.

6. One book you wish had been written

I wish Patrick O'Brian had lived to complete "21" and then had gone on to write several more.

7. One book you wish had never had been written

THE DAVINCI CODE. 'nuff said.

8. One book you are currently reading

BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS by Giles Blunt. Protagonist John Cardinal is solidly in the tradition of "the flawed hero", and in this entry in the series his wife dies. I'm about 60 pages into it, and it has grabbed me.

9. One book you have been meaning to read

THE SEVEN STORY MOUNTAIN by philosopher/theologian Thomas Merton. I've started it several times, and always enjoyed it, but other stuff always intervenes.

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