One book that changed your life: 'The Fountainhead' by Ayn Rand; it ruined the study of architecture for me, but became the book I will spend the rest of my life living up to.
One book that your have read more than once: Every book I own (well over 500, after only about 8 years) I bought because my library complained about having me underfoot when I browsed and never having more than half their stock on shelf once I'd checked out; the one with the highest count is probably 'The Hobbit' by J.R.R. Tolkien.
One book that you would want on a desert island: 'The Complete Sherlock Holmes' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; by the time I work my way through all the stories, I'll have muddled enough of the details from the beginning to make re-reading worth while.
One book that made you laugh: 'Good Omens' by T. Pratchett & N. Gaiman; anything by Pratchett or Dahl will do it for me.
One book that made you cry: 'The Queen of Attolia' by Megan Whalen Turner; I read this fairly late, at about 12, but just scant pages in and I was an emotional wreck. A word though, that was mostly due to having read the first book by Megan Whalen Turner, 'The Thief', and knowing the characters from that.
One book you wish had been written: 'Animagus Winter' by Ellis Graveworthy (alias
); it is, alas, fanfiction, set in an earlier era of J.K. Rowling's 'Wizarding World', but so separate and original and- just so beautiful in premise that I pray for its complete creation.
One book you wish had never been written: I cannot think of a single instance; this feels akin to saying "I've got matches" ... at a book burning.
One book you are currently reading: Oh good, you're aware that people read roughly a half-dozen books at a time; 'Scaramouche' by Rafael Sabatini has priority at the moment.
One book you have been meaning to read: My reading summer reading list is just 13 books long, but gets interspersed by what ever catches my attention at the library and/or bookstore.
And the variants ...
A book that freaked you out: 'Thief of Souls' by Ann Benson; it deals with Gilles de Rais, graphically.
A book you thought you shouldn't be reading: 'The Love Slave' by Beatrice Small; I was 11 at the time, so its understandable, but it was really good for filling in my knowledge of sex.
A book that scared you: 'The Dark Thirty' by Patricia C. McKissack; first read at age 8 and 'The Gingi' still makes me flinch at shadows.
A book that reminds you of yourself: 'Love Walked In' by Marisa de los Santos; it pretty much predicts my life but I won't complain since it has a believably complicatedly happy ending.
A book that took time to get into but turned out to be wonderful: I'll read almost anything, so a book that requires brute strength makes it a waste of trees and ink.
A book that you wished you lived: 'Rose Daughter' by Robin McKiney because my first love was the Beast.
A book that you couldn't put down and had to read in one sitting: 'The Devil in the White City' by Erik Larson which was unfortunate due to the fact it was a family-get-together weekend.
A book series that you read: 'His Dark Materials' by Philip Pullman.