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Thursday, May 19, 2005


Tagged again, this time by Suz! Ah, books, my addiction!

1)Total number of books I’ve owned:
Easily in the thousands! At one point I bought a large lot (over 300) from a going-out-of-business used bookstore for $50. Most of those were eventually donated to a booksale fundraiser at church, but I did own them for a while. And if I had to guess, I would say that there are between 1000-1500 books currently in my house.

2) The last book I bought:
Good question. We did a large amazon order that included DH's textbooks, and pieces of that order have been trickling in over the past few weeks, but I think the last book I actually went into a store and bought was C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy.

3) The last book I read:
I'm assuming the question means "read for myself", as opposed to picturebooks read to DD. I can't remember what I most recently read to her.
Finished: Perelandra, C.S. Lewis
In progress: That Hideous Strength, C.S. Lewis
Actually, things have been busy and I haven't read in a month or so, so I may need to restart That Hideous Strength!

4) 5 books that mean a lot to me
These are books that have impacted my life or my thinking in some manner - this doesn't necessarily mean they're my favorites, but neither does it mean they aren't.
The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman -I read this not long after DH and I married, and it got me interested in medieval history.
The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien - The quintessential fantasy masterpiece
The Last Battle, C.S.Lewis - Indeed the whole Narnia series, but this one keeps coming back to my mind the most.
The Bible
The Prydain Chronicles, Lloyd Alexander - I read these in elementary school, and they spurred a lifelong love of fantasy and Celtic mythology. Were it not for these, I may well never have picked up Tolkien.

5) Tag 5 people and have them fill this out on their blogs:
Ah, the challenge of finding 5 folks who haven't filled this out already! Let's go with a global approach:
Gosia (continental Europe), Darla (USA), Kiwi Jo (US by way of NZ), Shannon (Canada), and Natty from the UK this time.

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