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16 August 2006

The One Book Meme

The One Book meme, courtesy of James Tata.

One book that changed your life. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig

One book that you’ve read more than once. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig - I've read this at least four times (once was even for a theory class in college), and my copy is now thoroughly dog-eared and marked up with odd little philosophical notes in the margins. I think I need a new copy to re-read, so I can preserve the one I already have.

One book you’d want on a desert island. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig - Each time I read it I learn something new, and I don't imagine that changing anytime soon. Of course, I also don't imagine being on a desert island anytime soon, either, but...

One book that made you laugh. Any in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde - A college friend of mine has a habit of laughing out loud while she's reading. I don't usually have that experience - I find lots of things funny, but rarely laugh aloud when reading. Fforde makes me laugh - often.

One book that made you cry. Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner

One book that you wish had been written. I want there to be biographies of all the people in my family that I find fascinating, without me having to be the one to write them. Obviously, the market for these books is rather small, but a girl can dream.

One book that you wish had never been written. I can't think of anything that I wish had never been written... Never is such a very long time...

One book you’re currently reading. The Rector and the Rogue, by W.A. Swanberg

One book you’ve been meaning to read. The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand


Michael said...

"Zen ..." was given to me when we were on our way to Oregon and we stopped in the Twin Cities to visit with the Lous. I was most taken by the fact the author goes through Prairie City in Oregon, which was our destination.

Jessica said...

It's quite possible the copy I have (and know and love) is that book you were given; I have a vague recollection that when I read it for my class I already had a copy at my disposal. :) There's a very sad post-script in more recent printings about the guy's son.