Tag, I’m it ! (C’est moi le chat)

Aviaa m'a mis sur la liste des bloggeurs à qui elle fait suivre ce questionnaire. Une fois n'est pas coutume, je vais donc écrire ce billet en anglais. (Surtout qu'elle a dit que j'écrivais bien anglais, donc il faut que j'assure)

Aviaa tagged me for this post, so I'll have to write it in english, because she said my "English writing skills are better than many native speakers". Damn', I'll have to be good...

1. A book that changed your life
Well, like Aviaa, I'm trite (and I'm a copier). All the books I read shape my mind and my views on this world. I can't really say that one book suddenly changed everything in my life or revealed me the truth. Well, Descartes' meditations taught me that I have to doubt everything, but I don't agree with his conclusion AT ALL.

2. A book you’ve read more than once
There are several of them. I think the first one is Alexandre Dumas' "The three musketeers" when I was a little kid, and later came Edmond Rostand's "Cyranno de Bergerac" which I have read at least 10 times, followed by Robert Merle's "Malevil". I think that's all, because I no longer re-read books : there are so many other books to read and a lifetime is so short !

3. One book you’d want on a desert island
I don't want to go on a desert island ! Well, if I really had to, I'd probably take a big book I haven't read yet, one of Leon Tolstoy, or maybe Douglas Addams' H2G2 series, living on a desert island must be really boring, you definitely need to have fun there, yeah, I'll definitely pick this one.

4. One book that made you giddy
Hmm, I remember being quite giddy after having read (devoured would be more appropriate) John Steinbeck's "Of mice and men" which I read thanks to Bamaloo (formerly known as scotch).

5. One book you wish that had been written
My book ! Yes, I'd love to write a book, unfortunately this will never happen. Ever. I'm too bad at writing and moreover, i'd be ashamed to write crap when my father is f...ing good. (He writes poetry and novels didn't you know ?)

6. One book that made you sob
I don't think this ever happened. It's already rare with movies, but it never happened with a book.

7. One book you wish had never been written
I would say Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" because I really didn't like it, but this is just to pull Aviaa's leg.

8. One book you’re currently reading
"Good omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Very funny, but since few weeks I'm simply not in the mood to read. I don't know why but I hope it will come back...

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read
There are many of them ! My "to be read pile" is already huge, and it is going worse and worse ! But I think I have to read the classics I didn't read when I was younger and which are necessary for a good culture.

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I'm tagging all the bookcrossers who can read (and write) english, who reached the end of this post and who have a blog... Just tell me !

7 réflexions au sujet de « Tag, I’m it ! (C’est moi le chat) »

  1. stephen

    je ne suis plus trop mais… je crois que septentria c’est toujopurs septentria et que bamaloo c’est anciennement scotch. Mais bon, je suis pas sûr non plus.

  2. Aviaa

    C’est moi le chat

    Isn’t chat the same as the English cat? Did you just say, “It is me the cat?” or are my awful French skills deceiving me?

    I’m trite (and I’m a copier).

    Ha! At least I was original in my triteness. 😉

    Douglas Addams’ H2G2 series

    A series! Hey, you only get to take one book, just like the rest of us. Even if the series you are trying smuggle in is a remarkably funny one.

    Hmm, I remember being quite giddy after having read (devoured would be more appropriate) John Steinbeck’s « Of mice and men »

    I was giddy after that one as well.

    (He writes poetry and novels didn’t you know ?)

    Really? How terribly nifty!

    I would say Gustave Flaubert’s « Madame Bovary » because I really didn’t like it, but this is just to pull Aviaa’s leg.

    Bastard. ;P

    I don’t know why but I hope it will come back…

    It better!

  3. snoow

    sn’t chat the same as the English cat? Did you just say, “It is me the cat?” or are my awful French skills deceiving me?

    No, your french skills aren’t deceiving you, but « chat » is the french equivalent for the « tag » game.

    Douglas Addams’ H2G2 series

    Hey, I’ve got the whole series in just one book, so this counts !

    I won’t event respond to the end of this outrageous comment 😉

  4. Aviaa

    No, your french skills aren’t deceiving you, but « chat » is the french equivalent for the « tag » game.

    Does that « chat » game have some sort of nifty back-story or is it just called that? We have « duck, duck, goose » in the US, but I’m not sure what it has to do with ducks or geese.

    Hey, I’ve got the whole series in just one book, so this counts !

    Okay, I suppose you can take it with you then. 😉

  5. snoow

    Does that « chat » game have some sort of nifty back-story or is it just called that? We have « duck, duck, goose » in the US, but I’m not sure what it has to do with ducks or geese.

    Well, I don’t really know. However, we don’t have any game with ducks and geese, but we have the « loup » (meaning wolf) which is pretty like the « chat ». The cat has to catch mice and the wolf just catch sheeps. (I think you learnt something really important today).

  6. Aviaa

    (I think you learnt something really important today).

    Absolutely. French culture and animal relations all in one swoop. 😉

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