1. One book that changed your life? The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design, by Richard Dawkins. This book made the world make sense to me.
2. One book you have read more than once? The World According to Garp, by John Irving. There's so much in this book it never gets old.
3. One book you would want on a desert island? The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. Are anthologies cheating? Maybe Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. (See my review.)
4. One book that made you laugh? Gotta agree with Ezzie here: Calvin and Hobbes.
5. One book that made you cry? I don't know about outright crying, but Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami came close. It's a beautiful and sad love story, written very well.
6. One book you wish had been written? Don't Listen to Paul, Jesus.
7. One book you wish had never been written? Leviticus? Revelations?
8. One book you are currently reading? Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. Thanks to Marina Grace for the recommendation, although I think I like it for different reasons than she.
9. One book you have been meaning to read? One? Haha. Let's go with Beware of God: Stories, by Shalom Auslander. Former Orthodox guy writes good fiction about it. What's taking me so long to read it?
10. Now tag five people. Baal Habos, Laura, dbackdad, cyberkitten, and Ben Avuyah. Actually I'm fascinated to see what Ben Avuyah reads since he writes so well.
Monday, August 14, 2006
I've been tagged by Ezzie! Now this is a meme I can get behind. :-)
Posted by Jewish Atheist at 10:51 AM