How come I always get tagged for these book things?
1. One book that changed your life:
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Stanley Hauerwas, A Community of Character
3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
I don't know, but something large enough to give me some shade.
4. One book that made you laugh:
Mark Helprin, Memoir From Antproof Case (the best way to read this book is to read the dedication AFTER you finish the rest of it)
5. One book that made you cry:
Mark Helprin, Soldier of the Great War (there are some ubelievable moments in this one) or, Louis De Bernieres, Corelli's Mandolin
6. One book that you wish had been written:
How to speak Russian fluently in just one week
7. One book that you wish had never been written:
The Scofield Reference Bible
8. One book you’re currently reading:
Michael Oakeshott, Rationalism in Politics
(also, Sigrid Unset, Kristin Lavransdatter; Jim Steinmeyer, The Glorious Deception; and N T Wright, Reflecting the Glory)
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
For me meaning to read and planning to read are the same thing since I'm pretty systematic in my reading (in contrast to the rest of my life). One I'm looking forward to is TR's Through the Brazilian Wilderness.
If you can read this and have read enough to fill it out yourself, consider yourself "tagged" and leave a comment so I know to look for your responses.