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layer's take on the movie meme, now with books!

1. Total number of books I own:
Somewhere around 700 or 800. I too, have done some major winnowing, but it's just so hard.

2. The last book I bought:
If we're counting audio books, The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel.

3. The last book I read:
I re-read the Dhammapada for about the millionth time.

4. Five books that mean a lot to me:
Dhammapada (Siddata Gautama)
Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction (Edward Gorman)
The Lotus Sutra (Siddata Gautama, translated by Burton Watson)
A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
The Gormenghast Novels (Mervyn Peake)

5. What book would you suggest I read?


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May. 13th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I have and love that Black Lizard anthology - "Soft Monkey", "This World, Then the Fireworks" ... and reading Owen Meany was probably when I first seriously considered expatriating myself to Canada. I still haven't read the Gorgenghast books, and am ashamed of myself for that, as well as Little, Big.
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