Tuesday, September 05, 2006
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.
I refer to
which are both available in various abridged versions retold in English.
Sidney Sheldon, an Oscar and Tony award winning author with 300 million books in print.
"This book may change your life."
Fritjof Capra, author of the best selling The Tao of Physics
"The author's personal odyssey..to find common ground between.. Spirituality and ..Science is eloquently told and makes for fascinating reading."