Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Ooh! My Favorite Books!

Hey! I was lucky enough to get tagged by Andrew at The Angry Twins for a meme game. I'll play ...

Total Number of Books I've Owned

In excess of 1000. I've given hundreds away over the years.

Last Book I Bought:

The Resurrection of the Son of God

Last Book I Read:

The Way of A Pilgrim. I just read this book, really liked it, and will reread it soon. It may become a top 5 book for me down the road.

Five Books that mean a lot to me:

  • Sayings of the Desert Fathers This book is second only to the Bible, IMO. Tons of deep spiritual truth compressed into space that you can read in a few hours (though you will want to read it again and again).

  • Ivanhoe In terms of slam-bang action, the greatest novel ever written! And the hero is a Catholic (as are the villains, alas).

  • Hyperspace Introduction to string theory for the layman. Give it to an atheist materialist and ask them how they can still be an atheist materialist after reading it.

  • Wise Blood. Short, Sick, Violent, Funny, Profoundly Catholic.

  • Notes from the Underground. Short, Sick, Violent, Funny, Profoundly Russian Orthodox.

tag 5 people and have them do this on their blog

Oblate-Man, Anastasia, Lana Rosen, G. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Atgnatus


Blogger xofezura said...

By the way, Wise Blood has a great presentation of the "new Jesus" that we see in so many American churches today.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Oblate-Man said...

OK, this might take a day or two, but I'll give it a shot.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

k, i'm working on it. ps i loooove notes from underground.

6:48 AM  
Blogger xofezura said...

I originally figured Atgnatus was ineligible, since the purpose of the meme is to propagate outwards and Atgnatus shares this blog.

But then, I figured I was being over-scrupulous. I'm a little obsessive about rules, need to just let go!

7:00 AM  
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