Saturday, September 16, 2006

OT: Book Meme

Regarding the book meme: more than a year ago I wrote my own book "meme" without actually tagging anyone else into doing so. It was the "Transformation through books" meme. You can find it here. It is certainly a worthwhile subject to consider.

Anyway, I was tagged by Maksim:

1. Book that changed your life.

Please see the list of ten books on the post that I mentioned above.

2. Book read more than once.

Bible, prayer book, etc. of course. Otherwise, any of thousands of children's books and comic books. For serious stuff, dozens of sci-fi and fantasy literature. I'll pick The Lord of the Rings.

3. Book on a Desert Island.

Surely not original, but "The Dummies Guide on How to Survive on a Desert Island: new edition with material on how to build a radio and raft with nothing but sand and water". Seriously, the collected works of Shakespeare. Or maybe, "10,000 puzzles in Go".

4. Book that made you laugh.

The Road to Bliss by Stephen Hersh.

5. Book that made you cry.

Night by Elie Wiesel.

6. Book you wish you'd written.

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson.

7. Book you wish had never been written.

Owner's Guide to using Zyklon B in a Gas Chamber, by Degesch.

8. Book currently reading.

Castleview, Gene Wolff.

9. Book meaning to read.

Igrot Moshe by Rav Moshe Feinstein. Otherwise, Neal Stephenson's fat trilogy and Raph Koster's A Theory of Fun, both on their way, hopefully.

10 Tags ...

Mikko, Alfred, Iain, Matthew, and Peter.

3 comments:

Mikko Saari said...

I already did this one on my Finnish blog; go read it there =)

Iain said...

I read so few books these days, I'm embarrassed to post anything. I used to be a total bookworm, but those days are long gone.

Peter said...

Hi Yehuda, just noticed you tagged me on this. Shows how much attention I've been paying! I will definitely post on this shortly......