Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ben's "One Book" meme

Here is my response to the One Book meme that originated here
I haven't managed the one book limit. This may be typically contrary or merely ill-disciplined.

1. One book that changed your life:

Ross Campbell ( ), How to really love your children
Grahame Greene (1940), The Power and the Glory

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Charlotte Bronte (1847), Jane Eyre
J. R. R. Tolkien ( ), Leaf by Niggle

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
Bible
Collected works of T. S Eliot

4. One book that made you laugh:

The prefaces to G. B. Shaw's plays
Margaret Atwood (1983), Murder in the Dark

5. One book that made you cry:

Richard Trudgen (2000), Why warriors lie down and die
Chaim Potok ( ), My Name is Asher Lev

6. One book that you wish had been written:
Personalised instruction manual for our son and heir (and also one for spouse)
Books need to be produced faster - all my favourite authors need write more quickly.

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

It's tempting to say The purpose driven life but it isn't really the BOOK that I have a problem with. I find most sagas irritating but I'm still glad they are written - I just want more short stories!

8. One book you’re currently reading:
Bunge (2001), The child in Christian thought
Mem Fox (2000), Harriet, you'll drive me wild

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Levin & Pappaport Hovav (2005), Argument Realization
May, Posterski et al (2005), Children matter - Celebrating their place in the church, family, and community

10. Now tag five people:
Ebenezer, Yellek, Katricks, Stinker & Dangersheep (you'll notice I didn't double the instructions for this one)

6 Comments:

Blogger Eb said...

Did you mean to link here? My response to follow...

5:35 PM  
Blogger Hecta said...

Yes eb - hopefully I've fixed it now

6:04 PM  
Blogger byron said...

Amazing how far that little meme has spread. Within days there were literally thousands who had posed on it.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Eb said...

My list here.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

you hate so much about The Purpose Driven Life? Our whole church did it a couple of years ago and I thought that it was great at the time.

5:54 PM  
Blogger michael jensen said...

hmm. do we have a purpose-driven God? or does he sometimes do things just for the heck of it?

Love that TS Eliot is on your list. Way to go!

1:53 AM  

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