Tuesday, September 05, 2006


stolen from The Smallest Minority:

1) A book that changed my life: Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do by Peter McWilliams and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It's a toss up.

2) A book I've read more than once: well, both of the above...most of Neil Stephenson's stuff, especially Cryptonomicon...Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings...The Iliad...there are more...

3) A book I'd take to a desert island: oh. Just one? Is this a vacation or a survival situation? Assuming it's a vacation, Whirlwind by James Clavell or the Federalist Papers because I haven't found enough collected time to read them. If it isn't a vacation, can I have a knifeinstead?

4) A book that made me laugh: Unhinged by Michelle Malkin

5) A book that made me cry: my own journal

6) A book I wish had been written: an instruction book for my own life, or at least a handy reference guide, complete with photographs in the appendix to help identify relatives at parties.

7) A book that should never have been written:
2061 by Arthur C. Clarke. 2010 and 3001 were moderately enjoyable, but there was no point to 2061.

8) A book I'm currently reading: Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley. It's a biography of the marines who raised the larger flag on Mt. Surabachi on Iwo Jima, who were immortalized in a statue very close to my home.

9) A book I'm planning to read: The Lonely Bones by Alice Sebold

10) Five people I'll send these questions on to: eh. Take it or leave it.

You are familiar with Tolkien yet have you ever read the greatest epics ever, which inform the lives of over a billion living people today?

I refer to

Mahabharata and

which are both available in various abridged versions retold in English.
Code Name: God by Mani Bhaumik

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I have read the Ramayana and loved it. I have not read the Mahabarata - it had always been my understanding that the until epic had not been completely translated into English. Is this not true? If it is in English, then it definately needs to be on my reading list.

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