August 25, 2006

Memed II

Greg at Rhymes With Right "tagged" me with the following questions:

1. One book that changed your life. I'm not big on apparent "life-changing" events, but one book that deeply affected me was C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity. It was given to me by a deeply religious work colleague of mine at a time when I was going through a rough period. She knew I am not a big proponent of organized religion, and said that this book would be perfect in many ways. She was dead-on. And I thank her for it constantly.

2. One book that you've read more than once. I've raved about it before so I might as well do it again: Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. It's the perfect book for the scifi and politics fanatic, guaranteed.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island. This is a great question. I don't know. Something that is either incredibly motivational and something that'll help me friggin' survive on that desert island, natch!

4. One book that made you laugh. The Heterodoxy Handbook about rampant and ridiculous PC on American college campuses.

5. One book that made you cry. I honestly cannot think of a book that has made me cry. Plenty of movies have ("Somewhere In Time" does it every -- and I mean every -- time), but I'm fairly certain no book has.

6. One book that you wish had been written. A sequel to Starship Troopers by Heinlein himself.

7. One book that you wish had never been written. The Communist Manifesto. 'Nuff said.

8. One book you're currently reading. Tau Zero by Poul Anderson. In the 22nd century, a manned Bussard ramjet ship gets damaged en route to its destination and cannot stop. It keeps accelerating towards light-speed and effectively circumnavigates the known universe while the crew -- who age slowly due to relativistic time dilation -- deals with the psychological pressures of this most unique situation.

9. One book you've been meaning to read. Ronald Reagan, An American Life. The former president's autobiography, it was given to me as a 40th birthday gift.

Posted by Hube at August 25, 2006 06:25 PM | TrackBack

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Not far off from what I might have expected, but some interesting choices. Thanks for joining in the game.

Are you tagging anyone?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at August 25, 2006 08:12 PM

I dunno, Greg. Looks like it's been played out with most of those who I'd tag.

Posted by: Hube at August 26, 2006 10:04 PM

One book that made me cry: My accounting 880 textbook. It cost me $170!!!

Posted by: G Rex at August 28, 2006 06:06 PM