Masochistic Perceptions, Trials and Truths

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Monday, July 31, 2006

...Got this from and liked it. Anyone who knows me knows that books are my primary passion, as are discussing them!

1. One book that changed your life: L'Etranger by Albert Camus. Up until I encountered this novel in the tenth grade, I was another mass of potential wasted. Then I read this book and entered the worlds of existentialism, nihlism and the absurd hearo thinking "I'm home"!

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: L'Etranger, again, in both English and French. There are others but, with so much out there, I find it difficult to re-visit.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: Ulysses by James Joyce- then I might actually read the dang thing!

4. One book that made you laugh: The Snapper by Roddy Doyle

5. One book that made you cry: Can't say I've actually cried while reading. I've come close at a few movies, but must have dry eyes.

6. One book that you wish had been written: Any account of contenscious History or Political Science that is purely objective and accurate.

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce - read as far as page four at least ten times and then gave up!

8. The book you are currently reading: Just a bit of brain candy as I prepare my mind for teaching - Harry Turtledove's In the Presence of Mine Enemy. It's an alternative fiction about Jews living in 2009 Nazi Germany amidst a regime change.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Too many to list!


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