The dread book meme

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I have been tagged with the Dread Book Meme by Jose over at Meme Therapy. As Trent Hergenrader has put it, now I've been rescued from impending productivity. Here are the questions:

  1. One book that changed your life?

    The Mormon Murders by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. And I was lucky enough to meet them once and tell them so.

  2. One book you have read more than once?

    Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos.

  3. One book you would want on a desert island?

    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter. It not only bears and even necessitates multiple readings, but it's so dense and intriguing that it would help distract me from the fact that I was on a desert island.

  4. One book that made you laugh?

    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome.

  5. One book that made you cry?

    Uncle Boris in the Yukon and Other Shaggy Dog Stories by Daniel Pinkwater.

  6. One book you wish had been written?

    How to Hack Your Genes and Live Forever.

  7. One book you wish had never had been written?

    The Bible. (Oh, oh, oh! Can I just lump all the "holy" books together?)

  8. One book you are currently reading?

    The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Very slowly.

  9. One book you have been meaning to read?

    Ulysses by James Joyce.

  10. Now tag five people.

    Hmm. Tagging people strikes me as a bit too much like forwarding a chain letter. So if you feel like joining the meme, please do. And please link back to this post!

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