Book-tagged

Mark Hasty tags me as someone who reads. (It’s the librarian job that tips people off, isn’t it?)

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
I’ve never read Fahrenheit 451, but I think I understand the question (didn’t characters memorize books before they were burned?). I would choose the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Yes, but I can’t remember which one.

The last book you bought is:
The Call of the Mall by Paco Underhill. An anthropological study of the structure and culture of malls. Good.

The last book you read:
China, Inc. by Ted C. Fishman. A readable account of the rise, extent, and possible future of Chinese manufacturing, and how it is affecting the economics of other countries.

What are you currently reading?
Volume 29 of the collected writings of G. K. Chesterton, comprising his newspaper columns from 1911 to 1913. I wish someone wrote newspaper columns as well today. Also, I borrowed Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides from my sister, and will start reading it soon.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:
1. The Odyssey by Homer. What better place to read it?
2. Heretics by G. K. Chesterton. For the style.
3. From Dawn to Decadence by Jacques Barzun. To remind me of Western culture.
4. The Heart of Rock & Soul by Dave Marsh. To remind me of a lot of great songs.
5. The World Almanac. I’m an incurable trivia buff.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Glenn Reynolds, Josh Marshall, and Andrew Sullivan. Why not?

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One Response to “Book-tagged”

  1. Mark Hasty Says:

    That Dave Marsh book is a killer. Thanks for playing!

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