Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tag...We're It!

You’d think that with three Disco Mermaids, we’d never run out of things to say. But actually…no, wait…that's true! Even so, it was nice to get tagged by Lisa Yee with a meme (or in our case, a memememememe). Before we pass it on, here are our answers:

One book that changed your life:
Robin - Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar (the first kid’s book I read as an adult that made me realize books can JUST BE FUNNY…and be great)
Jay - There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar (inspired me to finish my novel that later won SCBWI’s Sue Alexander Award)*
Eve - Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (read it when I was 13, made me never ever want to do drugs, have sex, or run away from home)

Book you have read more than once:
Robin - The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck (read it weekly)
Jay - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson and Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Eve - The Stupids by Harry Allard and James Marshall (I checked it out EVERY SINGLE library day in kindergarten and first grade…I know it by heart!)

Book you would want on a desert island:
Robin - The Real Life Story of Hilary Duff (kidding!…Louis Sachar will be stranded with me so I’m not worried)
Jay - The Neverending Story (the one IN the story, not the one on my bookshelf)
Eve - America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by John Stewart (when I get bored, I can play with the Supreme Court paperdolls)

Book that made you laugh:
Robin - every book by Dave Barry (except for the mid-life crisis one, there’s NOTHING funny about that)
Jay - Dude, Where’s My Locker? by Disco Mermaid Robin**
Eve - Dude, Where's My Locker? by Disco Mermaid Robin (should be called Dude, Where's My Inhaler? 'cause I laughed so hard I developed asthma…true story!)***

Book that made you cry:
Robin - Baker’s Dozen: The AudioBiography of Hannah Baker by Disco Mermaid Jay (bawled my eyes be published in 2007, right?!)****
Jay - Bushisms (any book in the series will do it)
Eve - The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller and Love Story by Erich Segal (tragic, I tell you…tragic!…I'm such a sap)

Book you wish had been written:
Robin - How to Win Friends and Influence Your Tax Man to Bend the Rules Just a Little
Jay - How to Keep Yourself from Saying Stupid Things in Front of Important People
Eve - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is Your Friend: How to Make the Most of Your OCD and Channel It into Writing a Bestseller!*****

Book you wish had never been written:
Robin - How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (because my husband read it and now I find myself doing whatever he says…Aaaagh!)
Jay - How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time by Naura Hayden (some books should never even have a chance to fall out of your backpack in middle school)
Eve - Kama Sutra(this book plus OCD equals never getting out of the house, getting anythingdone, or having a productive life whatsoever…I'm referring to another DiscoMermaid, not me)

Book you are currently reading:
Robin - Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen and page 177 of Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
Jay - Ishi: In Two Worlds by Theodora Kroeber and Christmas Remembered by Tomie dePaola
Eve - How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time (found it in Jay's backpack…riveting!)

Book you’ve been meaning to read:
Robin - How to Win Friends and Influence People (so I can get my life back!)
Jay - the entire list of Printz winner and honor books
Eve - The English Roses by Madonna (HA! Had you going there, didn't I? But for real…) The Autobiography of Colin Ferrell (What?? He hasn't written one? That's just wrong!)

Tag five people:
Debby Garfinkle
Sarah Darer Littman
Scott Cook
Alan Silberberg
Rita Crayon Huang

*we love Louis Sachar
**Robin did not pay Jay to say this
***but Robin did pay Eve (though Eve would’ve said it anyway!)
****this is why Robin didn’t have to pay Jay
*****the title of this book has been revised and spell-checked no less than 1000 times by the author


Rita Crayon Huang said...

oh, no, you didn't!!

oh, yes, you did.

Amazingly, this is one I've been itching to do.

It's on!

Disco Mermaids said...

You go, Rita Crayon! Love your middle name, btw. I know everyone says that, but it rocks. Bring it, girlfriend. Let's see what you got...although you don't have to be quite as self-disclosing as the DiscoMermaids. Clearly, we have issues.


Scott Cook said...

Fine! Now I have to find 5 people. You 3 were pretty much it. {sigh} now you're going to make me work.
Thanks! {just wait until they see my illustration of them! They'll look rediculous!} ..... Was that out loud?

annie said...

wow, you guys read a lot. =P

Debby G. said...

Wow, I feel so popular! Marlene tagged me too. I am just IN DEMAND.

Um, have you guys been smoking the funny stuff again?

Lisa Yee said...

Excellent job, Mermaids!

I am still astounded by the way the three of you sync up.

Jen Robinson said...

I like the choice of the true Neverending Story on the desert island. That would be cool! I mean, you know, if you had to be on a desert island at all.

SilberBook-Blog said...

Hey - I'm tagged. I'm happy. I have new ways to procrastinate!!!

Thanks for the finger poiint - and I hope you're already hard at work at next year's gala costume.... (i'm saying that from my virtual perch in Montreal - viewing the zillions of photos of you guys on the various sites!) Great gams....all of you!


Rita said...

Whew! Done and brought!

But way too self-disclosing.

:P !