Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time Waster


Here's a little time waster for those of us who read, or write, or do both with equal enthusiasm.  Unequal enthusiasm will work equally well, but doesn't look as good in print.  All answers are presumed to be factual and true to the best knowledge of the author.

Credit to The Guardian for the questions.


The book I am currently reading:
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

The book that changed my life:
Gambling secrets of Nick the Greek
by Ted Thackrey, Jr.

The book I wish I’d written:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

The book that had the greatest influence on my writing:
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

The book that is most underrated:
The Eyes of the Overworld
by Jack Vance

The book that changed my mind:
Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer Hardcover – January 24, 2017
by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer

The last book that made me cry:
Not answered. The work in question was so bad, so poorly written, that I shed a few tears at the thought of people spending money on this terrible work, and then not being able to get a refund.

The last book that made me laugh:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain

The book I couldn’t finish:
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens

The book I’m most ashamed not to have read:
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy

The book I give as a gift:
T.S. Eliot: The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950
by T.S. Eliot

The book I’d most like to be remembered for:
Magic for Hire
by WL Emery

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