Friday, August 04, 2006


Okay, since I have been tagged at least twice, I suppose I actually have to do this... ;-) I'm a big reader or at least was when I had time to read, so the hard part will be picking just ONE of each!

1. One book that changed your life:
Karen Pryor's Don't Shoot The Dog. Yup, it's where it all this clicker/dog-friendly training stuff really took off for me. I'd been interested in dogs and training since I could toddle can remember but I hated the way the only books the library had and trainers around us said was how you trained. That wasn't the type of relationship I wanted with my animals! I used cherios and kibble to get them to do what I wanted. But when I read Karen's book, it was the start of my clicker journey and started the snowball that led me to other books and seminars and teachers who trained with a philosophy that felt like what I'd been looking for all along!

2. One book that you've read more than once:
Anam Cara by John O'Donohue I've revisited bits of this book for years and years and was reading it during Laurent's labor inbetween the contractions! LOL I also love The Little Prince.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: My scrapbook. And all my photos and markers and tape etc, so I could journal all my thoughts and feelings on them and my family.

4. One book that made you laugh: *blinks* Um. Wow. I just realized all the books I read are pretty serious texts. *must remember to rent something light and fluffy sometime...*

5. One book that made you cry:
Murphy's Boy by Torey Hayden Such a sad thing to imagine happening to someone and I could relate in a lot of ways to both of their struggles.
Bones Would Rain From The Sky: Deepening Our Relationship With Dogs by Clothier, kind of a disjointed book but the way she described the understanding between dog and human was really beautiful in bits.

6. One book that you wish had been written: How To Remember All The Stuff You Forget Now That You're Lactating And Your Brain Is AWOL In 1 Easy Step. (No, that is NOT a typo, no way can I remember ten or twelve steps!)

7. One book you wish had never been written: For dogs: the stupid paper in the 40's on dominance. Good grief, think the amount of CRAP animals and people would be saved if everything from peeing to walking through doors wasn't ascribed to that piece of ####! It's staggering! For people: The umpteen Dr. Spock books, Dizzy Tizzy's books, Ezzo etc. etc. etc. For all of the same reasons.

8. One book you're currently reading:
Dusting up on my Tracking books and Herding books since we're doing both of these at the moment!

9. One book you've been meaning to read: Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali. After whining about how much I wanted it, hunting through every book store in the area and saving my pennies and feeling horribly guilty for buying something so indulgent I still haven't actually read it now that I've GOT it. ~_~'

I'm pulling a Sif on the tagging issue... I have NO idea who reads this that hasn't been tagged that blogs as well. So if you're reading this and qualify: TAG, YOU'RE IT!

And Jayne, re: Mists Of Avalon - ITA!

I also realized, I probably actually should read some book on kids at some point. I read some developmental stuff during pregnancy and nothing since. I keep hearing about TCC and Pinky McKay's books and What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like They're Doing Nothing or whatever that one was and I have the Sears books and a couple others which I should probably at least glance over but haven't yet. Um. Yay for trusting my instincts and preserving them unfettered by other people's perceptions of what's correct?


Sif said...

Pulling a Sif, love it... Hey, would pulling a Sif be equated with being too lazy to expend brain power or time checking everyone's blog to see who's been tagged and who hasn't???

HipbubbyMama said...

Yay Amanda someone else loves the Mists of Avalon like I do! I went looking in the library for it today, wasnt there, but I got two of her other books instead. I cant wait to read them-it's been AGES since I got to read a novel, am over non fiction for now!