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Book meme

Stolen from the_wild_iris, a book meme:

1. A favorite book!

Four Quartets at the moment

2. A book that affected you in your YA years.

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

3. A favorite fantasy novel.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susannah Clarke

4. A favorite sci fi novel.

More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon

5. An awesome book (possibly a favorite) you think not many people around you have heard of/read.

The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: 'All things are implicated with one another, and the bond is holy; and there is nothing that is unconnected with any other thing.'

6. A book you own more than one copy of.

Complete works of Shakespeare. Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

7. An author whose every single book you own/will buy.

Dashiell Hammett. Almost any author I really like.

8. The worst book you've ever read.

The Da Vinci Code was surely invented for questions like this wasn't it? Other than that, I always hated Enid Blyton books

9. A book you dislike that lots of other people you know like.

I dislike the thought of Lolita, and find it hard to believe my friends who tell me it is good. I have read too many men citing it to prove that 'nymphets' aren't all that innocent in particular (real life) cases of abuse. It's that lip-smacking way they talk about it.

10. The most difficult book you've ever read.

Might be The Critique of Pure Reason by Kant. A book it is more illuminating to have read than to read.

11. Tell me what kind of books your mom reads/read.

She reads detective stories mainly, I think she likes historical ones. Jane Austen and George Eliot. Also Christian Theology, like Thomas a Kempis and that kind of thing.

12. What have you read so far this year?

I've been keeping a record. 47 books so far this year.

13. What are you reading now?

The Book of Revelation by Rupert Thomson

14. What are you reading next?

I honestly have no idea.
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