21 August 2006

The One Book Meme

Gaah! Bothersome memes--I've been tagged. Book links provided in association with Amazon.

1. One book that changed your life: Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper (my first Piper book)

2. One book that you've read more than once: Pleasures of God, John Piper

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Is it ok if I bring both volumes and a magnifying glass?)

4. One book that made you laugh: Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

5. One book that made you cry: The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien

6. One book you wish had been written: Why I Became a Baptist, John Calvin--I suppose that would have been about as likely as Why I Became a Dispensationalist, Greg L. Bahnsen. *sigh*

7. One book you wish had never been written: What Love is This?, Dave Hunt.

8. One book you're currently reading: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

9. One book you've been meaning to read: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J. K. Rowling

10. Tag 5 others: Kevin, JMC and the Crew, Mo, Jay, and Peter.

4 comments:

Luther's Stein said...

Good call on what love is this . . . but ditch the Harry Potter tome.

Pittsley said...

I think the Potter series will be remembered for awhile. Rowling falls into some literary no-nos, but I think there's enough literary quality to be read by our grandchildren. I have little doubt it will last longer as literature than the Left Behind Series, though that might provide some historical interest.

The unfortunate thing about good literature is that nobody knows what's really good until 50 years after the fact.

Pitchford said...

I hope your prognosis is correct: I'd rather contend with Harry Potter than with Left Behind.

[Another asinine comment by Pitchford...]

Pittsley said...

I'm glad to hear from you, pitchford. Your comments, asinine or not, are welcome any time.