June 18, 2005

Book Meme

Yet another meme! I was asked by Guy from Snugg Harbor to do a meme about books. I think he just wants to see if we Stillmanites can read! For those that don't know, and that's probably about ninety percent of you, and those that don't care (ninety eight), Guy is from a town about four miles away. There is a little bit of rivalry between the two towns, but it's all in good fun!

Anyway, here's the damn meme:

1.Total number books I own:

I'm not all that sure, but I'd say it's a greater number than 1 and less than 1000. Unless you count my coloring books... then it jumps up dramatically. Actually, it's probably somewhere around 600-700. Lot's of fiction, comedy, and a few biographies.

2. Last book I bought:

I bought two. "The Taking," by Dean Koontz, and a book that's supposed to be about a dinosaur, but I'm having a hard time getting a story line from it. It's "Thesaurus," by Roget.

3. Last book I read:

"Broken Prey," by John Sandford. Sandford and his main character, Lucas Davenport, are definite favorites... I own almost all of the "Prey" series.

4.Five Books Of Notable Influence On Me:

This is a toughie... I'd say that the Bible is one that's had a huge impact on me. Not saying good or bad, but growing up as we did, there was plenty-o-Bible readin' done.

After that it's too tough. Let me list some of the authors who have influenced me.

Edgar Allan Poe- "The Masque of the Red Death," and "The Fall of the House of Usher" were the first stories I ever read by him. They reminded me of some of the weird dreams that I used to have.

Stephen King- It took me until almost the mid- nineties to start reading him, but after reading "It," "The Dark Half," and "The Shining," I've been hooked. I've got most of his books.

Louis L'Amour- Laugh if you will, but I love his stories. If you've read him, you know that he wrote not just to entertain, but to educate as well. Another one of whom I own most of his books.

Douglas Adams- While I love his "Hitchhiker's Trilogy," I would have to say that Dirk Gently and his holistic detecting are my faves. I love the style and wit of Adams.

And then, of course, there were my early reads.

5.Five Poor Bastards "Lucky Winners" © To Tag With This:

Type me if you're interested... I'm not passing this torch, as it seems everyone is doing a version of it lately.

Hopefully, this is proof that I don't need picture books to "read!" :)

Posted by That 1 Guy at June 18, 2005 07:29 AM | TrackBack