Well…I’ve been blog tagged by the eco-entrepreneur, Shea. Here it goes…
A Book that Changed My Life:
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Honestly, I don’t agree with the concept that one can find true greatness sans religion (or one’s personal, internal inspiration), but otherwise, this book is an amazing articulation of the greatness humans can acheive, intertwined with modern architecture commentary. Other notables: Enchantment by Orson Scott Card, Dune by Frank Herbert, Zen in the Art of Writing/The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, Autobiography of Ben Franklin, and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
A Book I’ve Read More than Once:
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Had to do it for class, but I really like the themes expressed in this book.
A Book I’d take with me if I Were Stuck on a Desert Island:
The Bible. Honestly, it’s one of the biggest books I can think of and the authors pass the batton every now and then. It offers a modicum of variety.
A Book that Made Me Laugh:
Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen. His stuff is non-stop, hilarious. Some parts are more scandilious than I prefer, but otherwise, his stuff is absolutely ridiculous.
A Book that Made Me Cry:
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. This book really pulls at the heart strings. Gotta read it, however.
A Book that I Wish Had Been Written:
A personal diary of Genghis Khan. He’s an interesting character in the spectrum of dominant world leaders, so I’d be interested to know what was going through his mind, that is, other than fleeting thoughts of goat’s milk and riding horses.
A Book that I Wish Had Never Been Written:
I don’t know, everyone has the right to put it down on paper, so I can’t really think of anything, but I thought the recent book called "Jarhead," by Anthony Swofford, was utterly crass. I tossed it 25% through the book.
A Book I’ve Been Meaning to Read:
Still River by Harry Hunsicker (a mystery situationalized in Dallas real estate).
Books I’m Currently Reading:
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and Lone Star by T.R. Fehrenbach.