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?