Monday, August 07, 2006

Book Meme

Bethany tagged me so here it goes:

1: One book that changed your life: Foundation by Isaac Asimov. It set me on an Asimov kick in my teens and twenties that lasted at least fifteen years.

2: One book you have read more than once: Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein.

3: One book you would want on a desert island: Lord of the Rings.

4: One book that made you laugh: The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Honorable mention, One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. I wouldn’t call it a great book by any stretch of the imagination but I just loved the tone in this novel and it often made me laugh.

5: One book you wish you had written: Joining Children on their Spiritual Journey by Catherine Stonehouse. Until my book on ministry to children comes out, it is the one I most often recommend to others about this topic.

6: One book you wish had never had been written: Although I was tempted to say The DaVinci Code I settled on How the Bible was Built by Charles Merrill Smith and James Bennett. See my review here. [Edit: on reflection, this is probably way too harsh on the Smith and Bennett book. I didn't like it but I'm not sure I wish it had NEVER been written. So I'll pick another book I didn't like recently, McCartney by Christopher Sandford. My review is here. Not only did I dislike the book, Sandford just seemed to be mean in the things he chose to write about.]

7: One book that made you cry: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.

8: One book you are currently reading: Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism by James K. A. Smith.

9: One book you have been meaning to read: Plan B by Anne Lamott.

10. One book you wish everyone would read, and why: Precalculus, a Study of Functions and their Applications by Todd Swanson, Janet Andersen and Robert Keeley because someone needs to buy a couple thousand copies.

Now tag five people.
Ron R
Ron H.
Beth (actually, look here.)


Beth said...

Thanks for the tag, Bob. I kind of have a policy that I don't do personal posts on the sermons book blog, but I will post my answer on my other blog Until Translucent (profile below).

Beth said...

sorry, "above" ;-)