Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The One Book Meme

Started by Ben Myers, with some analysis by Kevin Stilley

1. One book that changed your life:
War in Heaven, Charles Williams

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Lost Horizon, James Hilton

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
Where There is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook, David Werner

4. One book that made you laugh:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

5. One book that made you cry:
A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Van Auken

6. One book that you wish had been written:
49 More Short Stories, Ernest Hemmingway

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
The Purpose Driven© Life, Rick Warren

8. One book you’re currently reading:
Ethics, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Bridehead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

Bloggers I'm tagging with this:e L r,Joel,S. Lee,Medstudentitis,Colleen

5 comments:

MrStandfast said...

What a sweet post. I'm going to continue the thread...

1. One book that changed your life:
No Country for Old Men, Cormac Mccarthy

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Orphans of the Sky, Robert Heinlein

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
Tarzan at the Earth's Core, Edgar Rice Boroughs

4. One book that made you laugh:
Sartor Resartus, Thomas Carlyle

5. One book that made you cry:
The Maltese Falcon, Dasheill Hammett

6. One book that you wish had been written:
The Great Gatsby Flak Jacket, F. Scott Fitzgerald

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
Ullyses, James Joyce

8. One book you’re currently reading:
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West, Cormac Mccarthy

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Wapshot Chronicle, John Cheever

thebeloved said...

Wow, I will have to think about that one. So, I will get back to you. I am printing it out so that I can write on it and play around with the list all weekend.

tinea said...

Following in your and mrstandfast's footsteps:

1. One book that changed your life:
The Hot Zone, Richard Preston

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Wicked, Gregory Maguire

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Tolkien (originally meant as one book so it counts)

4. One book that made you laugh:
The Baron in the Trees, Italo Calvino

5. One book that made you cry:
The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene

6. One book that you wish had been written:
An Autobiography of My Imagination, Jane Austen

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
1984, George Orwell

8. One book you’re currently reading:
The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Mathematical Cranks, Underwood Dudley

Steve Hayes said...

I'm glad to see another Charles Williams fan!

Was curious about your choice for a desert island though, because surely wherever you are, there is a doctor!

Nathan said...

Steve - Very true. It's actually a quite useful guide for basic developing world healthcare. But that's true, maybe I should rethink that answer.