Friday, August 11, 2006

Book Tag -- Books that have been influential

I've been tagged by Michael Foster with this meme about influential books in my life -- here goes:

1. One book that changed your life: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison; Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (OK that's two, but I couldn't resist)

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: SAS Survival Handbook: How to survive in the wild, in any climate, or at sea)

4. One book that made you laugh: The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy series (the first three, forget the last two)

5. One book that made you cry: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

6. One book you wish had been written: Why Russell Smith is a really great guy -- an anthology.

7. One book you wish had never been written: Dianetics

8. One book you’re currently reading: Augustine's City of God

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars

10. Tag 5 others: Michael Kruse, Beau Weston, Markus Watson, Dyah Kartikawening, Presbyterian Bloggers (that last one should make this meme viral!)

6 degrees of separation of Links to others in Michael's chain who have been tagged:
* Drew Goodmanson (Tagged Michael)
* Steve McCoy (Tagged Drew)
* Garrett (somebody) (Tagged Steve)
* John Barach (tagged Garrett)
* Steven Wedgeworth (Tagged John)
* Barbara Harvey (Tagged Steven)

Here are my tagged siblings who have posted as of this date:
* Mike Edwards
* Bob Franquiz
* Steve Carr