Friday, April 17, 2009

My Book Reading Interests

1.Most treasured childhood books?
Nothing comes to mind.

2.Classics you are embarrassed to admit you have never read?
War and Peace

3.Classics you read but hated?
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

4.Favorite Genres?
Political Non Fiction

5.Favorite Light Reading?
P.D. Wodehouse
Evelyn Waugh

6.Favorite Heavy Reading?
Milton Friedman
F.A. Hayek
Roger Scruton

7.Last books you have finished?
The Northern Magus by Richard Gwynn
The Wizard of Oz by Baum

8.Last books you bailed on?
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
FDR’s principles of leadership

9.Books you have read more than once?
With Charity Toward None: A Fond look at Misanthropy by Florence King
The Northern Magus by Richard Gwynn
Homage to Catalona by George Orwell
Will by G. Gordon Liddy
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (actually all of his books)
The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek (also the Fatal Conceit)

10.The book that meant the most to you when you were younger?
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Hockey Stars of 1974
The books of J.K. Galbraith (I have smartened up since then)

11.Books that changed the way you looked at life?
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek
The Fatal Conceit by F.A. Hayek
Orthodoxy by Chesterton

12.Books on your nightstand?
Confessions of Saint Augustine
The Dialogues of Plate
King Lear

13.Books some would be surprised to know you have read?
It by Stephen King
Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
A biography of Ed Broadbent
Henry Miller
William S. Burroughs

14.Books you mean to read this year?
The Bible
That biography of Mao
God is not great by Christipher Hitchens
Anything by William F. Buckley
America Alone by Mark Steyn
Obama's first book
The Journey to the West
Anything by Lu Xun

Desert Island book?
The Bible

15.Desert Island book for your worst enemy?
Das Kapital by Karl Marx
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

1 comment:

madfolly said...

I've been listening to William Buckley's Miles Gone By on CD and I highly recommend it.