The Book Meme

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There’s a book meme going around, so I will give it a shot, although I don’t really read as much as I should or as much as I would like to…

OwenmeanyYou’re stuck in Fahrenheit 451. Which book would you be?

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.  The first chapter alone never fails to make me laugh.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

Um, not really.  Maybe the narrator’s mother in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

What is the last book you bought?

Kiss Me Like a Stranger by Gene Wilder

What are you currently reading?

God’s Politics by Jim Wallis, Aristotle’s Poetics by, um, Aristotle …and 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn.

What five books would you take to a deserted island?

I know I am cheating a bit here, because some of these are collections, but I don’t care.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by, um, William Shakespeare

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote

The National Geographic Alamanac of World History