A Book Meme

A book lover’s meme:

Sadie at Fistful of Fortnights tagged me with this meme, very interesting.

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

Just about any Robert Heinlein book, but, particularly To Sail Beyond the Sunset, Stranger in a Strange Land, or Time Enough for Love. Guaranteed to get me burned to a cinder. While I truly love Heinlein’s books (being a huge science fiction fan), some of his material is decidedly questionable, with overtones of promiscuous and lascivious sex, to put it mildly, in his latter books, including these.

Aleister Crowley’s Book 4 and Book of Toth would be fire hogs, as well. Witchcraft and the occult.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

Oh, goodness. I wouldn’t say a crush, but there are certainly a few female characters I would like to meet, if it was possible. Mara Jade from the Star Wars series comes to mind. A strong minded, beautiful woman with a dark side, who doesn’t mind admitting to that dark side, unlike most women (did I just go there? :D)) Mara would be a Republican, I’m sure.

The last book you bought:

The Witches of Chiswick by Robert Rankin and Crown of Slaves by David Webber

What are you currently reading?

Witches of Chiswick

Execution, the Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charon. It’s a business book, very slooowwwllly working my way through. I am pretty much a one book person, and prefer fiction for relaxation, preferably sci fi.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

  • Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Charles Sheffield
  • The Boy Scout Manual
  • One of Us by Michael Marshall Smith
  • Golf for Dummies

I hope that tells ye all a bit about me, at least inadvertently. Now, what 3 victims am I going to pass this on too?

I randomized my blogroll, and the first 3 were Janette at Common Sense Runs Wild, Little Miss Attila and DC of Daisy Cutter. Let’s see if they will play along, shall we?

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13 Responses to “A Book Meme”

  1. Janette says:

    A book meme! Woo Hoo! As soon as I finish my current rant I’ll start on this.

    Books! I love books!

    Because I’m currently practicing escapist blogging I’m excited to focus on anything that’s not a life or death issue.


  2. sadie says:

    Nice selection there! I might have to follow-up on one or two of them…

    Pssst. You have an omnilink, I do believe;-)

  3. Thank ye.

    What’s an omnilink?

  4. Janette says:

    I’m as confused as our beloved Pirate! What is an “omnilink”? Please don’t leave us hanging!

  5. Jay says:

    Great site! I found you through Miss Patriot! Check out my site and let me know what you think! Maybe we could exchange links?

  6. sadie says:

    Oh I’m sorry…it’s when you forget to close a link tag, and the rest of the page appears to be one beautiful hyperlink. Indeed. It isn’t that way now, so either it got fixed or I was apparently smoking crack.

    Anyhoo, I’ve done that a handful of times myself, and you’d be surprised at the number of people who will visit the blog and never say a dang thing. Then I’d continue on my merry way and discover it twelve hours later, and then I’d be horrified it went on so long;-)

  7. sadie says:

    Oh no…it’s back. Perhaps my vision has gone awry?

  8. moehawk says:

    hmmmm..i see no evidence of an omnilink…but i think that the babaganoosh had one yesterday…
    that little “” means a lot.

    GO GIANTS!!!

  9. moehawk says:

    hmmm…characters that make up HTML tags don’t register…like left arrow, slash, right arrow, etc…
    i’m still trying to get the hang of all this blogging stuff.


  10. Sadie: thanks, now I get it. I’ve done that a few times myself.

    Moehawk: typepad doesn’t seem to allow html tags like that in comments, at least not that I can get to work.

    Go Dodgers!

    Jay, I’ll check you out today, would be happy to exchange links.

  11. Daisy Cutter says:

    A look inside the DC Library

    And Teach asked me to answer the book meme. You asked for it, Teach … so here it is:

  12. If I Were Stranded On A Deserted Island . . .

    Last week I was thrilled when William Teach of Pirate’s Cove tagged me with this book meme. Then I was promptly distracted by real life. Now I have the time to give this the attention that it deserves. You’re stuck

Pirate's Cove