Monday, April 11, 2005

The Book Meme

we have been passed the famous book meme by afarensis. as there are two of us we will both provide our answers, but will the pass along thing together.

the pirate's answers:

what book would you memorize (ala the plot of "farenheit 451) to save for us all?
the collected stories of philip k dick, although maybe "the man in the high tower"

have you had a crush on fictional character? no

what is the most recent book you purchased?--- "the secret chief" by myron stolaroff

what are you reading now?---- "guns, germs, and steel" by jared diamond. rereading "six easy pieces" by richard feynman. "be here now" by ram dass.

what 5 books would you take on a cruise?--
"true hallucinations" --terence mckenna
"illuminatus trilogy" robert anton wilson
that's enough for a cruise
it seems that the meme has evolved from deserted island to a cruise, so for the deserted island i would add some science stuff and maybe survival info.

Here are Rexroth's Daughters answers:

You are stuck inside Fahrenheit 451. Which book would you be?

East of Eden or Fugitive Pieces *(which no one else would probably ever think of memorizing, East of Eden may have a chance with someone else)

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

I think I'm a little bit fickle, because I tend to have a crush on one compassionate, well-drawn, humane character in every book I read.

What is the last book you bought?
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

What are you currently reading?
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

Five books for your desert island cruise package (I answered as if we were on a deserted island).
Owls and other Essays by Mary Oliver
The Sibley Guide to Birds
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants by Steven Brill
The Story of Civilization by Will Durant (because I always said I would read it)
A Collection of Japanese Haiku

what three* people will you pass this on to and why?
We're passing it on to *four because there are two of us and we couldn't limit ourselves to three!

Huitzil at stone bridge for his zen illuminated view.
Wayne at niches springs because he loves the natural world
Kathy at freshman44 because she is an obvious lover of poetry and literature.
Cervantes at Staying Alive because he thinks so deeply about the world.

of course, we see all four as appreciating the natural world and the world of letters.

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