22 August 2006

I've Been Tagged

Book _Stillness is the Opening_ on self in the Sterling Room for Writers at Central Library

Kyle over at Inner Thoughts of a Questioning Mind has nicely tagged me with the book meme that's been going around the Blogsphere. Where possible I've linked book titles to Powells.com, the online home of the legendary independent bookstore, Powells City of Books. Powells isn't paying me, I just like them. Once upon a time I even lived within 200 feet of the City of Books.

Note: Book title links will open in a new window, other links will not.

1. One book that changed your life: Other than the Holy Bible (duh), Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. My Sophmore English teacher asked me and a few other bookworms to read it over the summer before Junior year and give her our opinions as she was considering adding it to the required reading list that next school year. It got me interested in reading literature from other cultures. Before that most of my exposure to non-US authors was confined to three English writers - the Tudor-era playwriter William Shakespeare, the Victorian author Charles Dickens, and the very prolific 20th Century writer Dame Barbara Cartland.

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: In addition to the Holy Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, 1979, I would have to say To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: Any of these titles would do. ;-)

4. One book that made you laugh: The most recent - Sleepaway: Writings of Summer Camp edited by Eric Simonoff.

5. One book that made you cry: My Art History One textbook for this fall - cost of textbook: 104USD + 8.25% Sales Tax as compared to cost of tuition for that one class: 108USD. After sales tax the textbook costs 112.54USD, which you might note is more than the cost of the class! It had better be the same substansial weight as the Art History Two textbook I bought last January for Spring Semester.

6. One book you wish had been written: A highly personalized version of This is My Will for Your Life: Clear Directions in Plain English by God.

7. One book you wish had never been written: "Left Behind" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Enough said. (I agree with Kyle on this one, so I just copied what he said and if you still want to read that series of fictional books based on a view of Christian eschatology that did not exist before the Victorian era, you can go Google them yourself.)

8. One book you’re currently reading: I have ADD, so I'll give you two - one Fiction and one Non-Fiction and in that order. Golden Years by Andrew M. Greeley+ and Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations by Dan Kimball.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations which according to Dan Kimball one should read before reading Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations. I just need to get around to getting the book.

10. Tag others: I tag, if not already tagged, the follwing bloggers: Adventures of Ash-M-Cash, Amy Reflects, anyone at //BLawG and Economics//, Come to the Table, +David the Blogging Bishop, and Submergence.

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Update @ 18:55 GMT on 25.8.2006 - Finally the photo thing is working, but I'm keeping the tag on here. Things go right, there should be a photo at the top of this blog entry.


Blogger Chris said...

After your comment on my use of a Scottish word ("trauchled" - I've explained over on blethers - maybe you should add to your experience by reading Lewis Grassic Gibbon's "Sunset Song" for an interesting foray into dialect! (It might feel like reading "The Color Purple" from this side of the Pond..)


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