Thursday, August 10, 2006

Book meme

Got tagged by da Digital Hairshirt, so here's my predilections in bindery:

1. One book that changed your life: Ironically, as Digi also picked, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read it in 10th grade, as a young republican, and it was like throwing napalm on a fire. Of course, I ended up a white supremacist as well, go figure. It colored my thinking for a decade before I snapped out of it. Looking back on it, it's so much an outgrowth of the 'Will to Power' philosophy, and definitely not something to be enbraced by a brother of Christ. Though, I still think of socialists as slimy deviants.

2. One book that you have read more than once: I like reruns, but I like to read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, once a year, around the holidays.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: Like most anyone else, I'd want a Bible, preferrably the RSV, with laminated pages (for preservation, the elements can really eat guilded leaf pages).

4. One book that made you laugh: An Idiot for All Seasons, by David Feherty. Golf commentator extrordinaire, Feherty is just too dang funny.

5. One book that made you cry: Mother Teresa: In My Own Words, a compilation of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta's remarks on various topics. That woman's words should be a scourge to the conscience of Western Christianity.

6. One book you wish would have been written: "Really, I mean it." by Yeshua Ben Elohim

7. One book you wish had never been written: The Q'uran, enough said, lest the book's adherants find me and kill me.

8. One book you are currently reading: The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers, a compilation of shorter writings about the desert fathers .

9. One book you have been meaning to read: Summa Theologica, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Like I'll EVER have time to do that..

10. Tag some others: DAD29, Name Hidden, unless you've already done it.