I’m It

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Books Lizard Queen at Bluebus.org* tagged me with this particular meme.

(1) Number of books you own: Far too many, especially if you include Samuel French plays (which number in the hundreds).

(2) Last book bought: A History of the World In Six Glasses by Tom Standage.  It’s a look at world history and the impact on it from 6 beverages: coffee, tea, beer, wine, spirits, and Coca-cola.

(3) Last book I read: On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt

(4) Five books that mean a lot to me:

In no particular order…

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee — The Great American novel.  Just a fantastic story about the goodness of a single man, and the importance of doing what is right.

2. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving — The book that always makes me want to become a writer myself.

3. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White — As a boy, it got me interested in reading in the first place.

4. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn — When I finally got around to reading this (after college), I thought my eyes were already open.  I was wrong.

5. Fahrenheit 451 – Predictable, I suppose (but hey, at least I didn’t say "Catcher in the Rye"!)

* I have nothing but envy for LQ, who — unlike me — keeps her blog going steadily.  I seem to go in fits and spirts.  I have noted in the past that if you google "Bluebus", it is ranked second or third.  But today, it has moved to number one.  Congrats, LQ!