Neil tagged me on this meme, so I might as well do it (not that I’d be willing to turn down a good meme).
How Many Books Do You Own?
I don’t have a definite number but I’m thinking in the 500 to 1000 range. If you include kids books. If you include comic books I have just under 2000 of them. I believe.
What is the Last Book You Bought?
When I buy books I usually buy a bunch of them. So I’ll have to think about this. It would have been from the Value Village in Guelph. I think most of them were kids books. I remember two of them Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories and The True Confessions of Adrian Mole by Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lilian Townsend. That is all I can recall at this moment.
What is the Last Book You Read?
If you mean serious novels then The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. If you mean book in the loosest possible terms then it would be the Cows of Our Planet: Farside Collection by Gary Larson.
Name five books that mean a lot to you.
1. Watership Down by Richard Adams – It was the first book where someone wrote from the point of view of an animal as an animal. The scene that really drove that point home for me was when the rabbits arrived at the river and didn’t know that wood naturally floats on water. They had to experiment and determine that for themselves.
2. Towing Jehovah by James Morrow – It’s a book about religion and what would happen if we all realized in one instant that God existed and that he was now dead. Pure fantasy but interesting fantasy.
3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – After visiting the place in Amsterdam where the Frank family hide during before being discovered I became curious in the Anne Frank. Reading this book reminds you that there are human beings and lives behind the numbers that historians throw at us.
4. Stardust: The Cosmic Recycling of Stars, Planets and People by John Gribbin – This book changed my philosophy on life. The basic elements of everything in the universe was created by the stars (with the exception of Helium and Hydrogen). So we are made out of star dust. The basic elements of our bodies are millions of years old, the basic elements of our body will continue existing long after we die. Using this theory along with the conservation of matter and energy I know that even though I may not be a conscious entity after I pass my presence will still be here, until the end of time.
5. Lamb by Christopher Moore – Again because it’s a religious comedy but mostly because Firda gave it to me for my birthday. 🙂