Charity got me back for tagging her with the "If I could...." deal. So here goes nothin'.
Total Books Owned: I'm not sure I could stand to count them all. I own a lot of books and that's even with having got rid of a ton of them when we moved last. I'm about to sell a bunch of 'em on Half.com. I'm a book person as my Aunt would say - so I have a lot ~ my husband is also a book person so our place has stacks of books everywhere.
Last Book I read: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. I just finished it this evening and have put a hold on the next book in the series - Two For the Dough at the library.
Book sitting on my coffee table I am planning on reading: I don't have a coffee table so I'll take this to mean books I plan to read in the near future. That list includes Baby Laughs by Jenny McCarthy (on loan from the library), the rest of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich and Derailed by James Siegel (recommended by a friend - I'm picking that up from the library in the next day or two).
Five books that mean a lot to me: Oh gosh... I am going to have to think on this one....
1) The Green Mile by Stephen King. I wasn't a Stephen King fan prior to reading this book however I can easily say now that it is my favorite book of all time. Why? Because it was entertaining, very interesting and filled with so many truths about life that I had to stop and think about it more than once. I was amazed. I was impressed. I was touched and felt I was a better person for having read this book. It was so full of truth about reality, people, life and how to live that I'm still not over it.
2) The Bible - for obvious reasons? Or are they not obvious? I am not religious; however I am a Christian and believe in God. I would say the Bible has been the most influential book in my life.
3) Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney. When I was younger I most read the classics and I loved this book about a close knit family of children. I was obsessed with their story -- still am slightly. I would love to get my hands on the rest of the series. I only ever read books 1, 2 & 3.
4) I was going through an Oprah phase. She was doing her book club thing and I was her minion. This book makes this list because it got me back into reading. I loved reading as a child and young adults and then when college, marriage, motherhood hit I only ever read textbooks or medical research. It was past time for me to branch out and the book that got me back into my love of reading was Gap Creek by Robert Morgan.
5) Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Allcott - again with the classics from my childhood. I can't even remember how many times I read both of these books - but I can remember enjoying them while sprawled out on my bed at the age of 12. Good times!
Ok, so it's my turn to tag... I'm so going to tag back Juls. Juls - woman, you owe me! :) And while I'm so tag happy I'm getting Stacy too just because I seem to love her book recommendations and am curious what she'd say in answer to these questions.