One book that changed my life: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Little did I know when I first read the books as a grad student in library school that Tolkien's work would become such a touchstone for my life and my family's.
Book you have read more than once: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Book you want on a desert island: The Lord of the Rings. Maybe I would FINALLY read all the songs and the poetry.
Book that made you laugh: All the Jack Henry books by Jack Gantos.
Heads or Tails: Stories from the Sixth Grade
Jack's New Power: Stories from a Caribbean Year
Jack's Black Book: What Happens When You Flunk an IQ Test?
Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade
Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue
Book that made you cry: Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
I had to read this book for my children's literature class to become a teacher. As I finished the book I cried boo-hoo great big (and totally unexpected) tears.
I was already a real librarian, ALA accredited MLS -- but I was NOT a certified, sanctified, pasteurized, beatified teacher so I could not be a school librarian until I did the teacher certification thing. I loved the children's lit course. My only regret was I took it as a summer class. I would have loved a full semester listening to Richard Abrahamson at University of Houston.
Book you wished had been written: The Search for the Cure to Type 1 Diabetes: How they did it! by brilliant researchers and doctors to be announced...
Book you wished had never been written: Can I get back to you on that? See Here in the Bonny Glen
Book you're currently reading: Pond Scum by Alan Silberberg
Book you've been meaning to read: A Series of Unfortunate Events -- I've read book one and part of book 2 but just never got around to reading the rest.