Monday, 31 July 2006

Book Meme

Ok, I've been introduced to the idea of "memes" because Fr. Tim over at the Hermeneutic of Continuity challenged me to complete the book meme by tagging me. It's actually harder to restrict myself to one book for each category than I first thought, but here goes:

1. One book that changed your life.
Cecily Hallack: The Adventure of the Amethyst (Children's book written in the 1940s about four children who become Catholic... I read it the night I experienced my Damascus Road conversion !)

2. One book that you've read more than once.
Robert Graves: I, Claudius

3. One book that you'd want on a desert island.
Divine Office (complete set !)

4. One book that made you laugh.
C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters

5. One book that made you cry.
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings

6. One book that you wish had been written.
St. Anne Line: Hospitality and Household Management

7. One book that you wish had never been written.
Fr. James Hanvey & Fr. Tony Carroll: On the Way to Life (one of the most turgid pieces of writing I have ever had the misfortune to encounter)

8. One book that you're currently reading.
St. Alphonsus Liguori: The Glories of Mary

9. One book you've been meaning to read.
Eamon Duffy: The Stripping of the Altars (started but never finished)

I'm going to have to consider my tag carefully...

UPDATE: I think I'll try and tag Thomas and Fr. Stephanos... though I suspect they've already been tagged!


DP said...

4. One book that made you laugh.
C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters

I note that the book that made you laugh happens to be a book that changed my life. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I read it when I was twelve. It didn't make me laugh but rather made me think "Oh boy, there really is something going on here more than I'm aware of."

I also note that we're reading the same author right now. Let me know how The Glories of Mary goes since that's next on my shelf. :-)

Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...



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