Thursday, August 31, 2006

Book meme

I've been tagged by Am Echad, so, here goes.

1. Name one book that changed your life:

J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." It turned me into a nerd.

2. One book you've read more than once:

Douglas Adams's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts" (although not all of it more than once); also a potential answer to #4.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island:

"How to Get Off a Desert Island for Dummies." I'm not sure if it's been published yet.

4. One book that made you laugh:

Most recently, David Sedaris's Holidays on Ice.

5. One book that made you cry:

Not sure, but, I'm sure my brother must have hit me in the head with one at some point during our childhoods.

6. One book you wish you'd written:

The Torah, because then I'd be... J, E, P, D, or H?

7. One book you wish had never been written:

Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre," bane of high school boys everywhere (and, he's still bitter).

8. One book you're currently reading:

Aside from lots of scientific papers, Bram Stoker's "Dracula" in real time. Thanks, eye of a cat and elettaria.

9. One book you've been meaning to read:

Richard Elliot Friedman's "Who wrote the Bible", so I can understand more of what DW does.

DW, give it a shot. (Cheap, isn't it?)

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Comments:
I'm sure that your brother now has much heavier books. If he hit you over the head with one of those, it would make you cry even more.
 
I was wondering how long it would take you to put it a quip of your own...
 
In response to #9:

With all due respect to Dr. Friedman, that book is crap. (It is written like a mystery novel, and is fun, but it's incredibly unrigorous.) I'm sure there are better explanations of Source Criticism out there.
 
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