For Ken

I ain’t much of a memer, but since it’s Ken we’re talking about I’ll make an exception:
1) A book that changed my life:
The Bible. Has it turned me into a street corner preacher? No, but it has helped me to change some of my ways.
2) A book I’ve read more than once:
The Star’s My Destination by Alfred Bester
3) A book I’d take to a desert island:
4) A book that made me laugh:
“Crusade” by David Weber and Steve White
5) A book that made me cry:
“Iron Horse”, a biography of Lou Gehrig. I’m a sap.
6) A book I wish had been written:
“Damn. Ronnie Was Right After All” by the Democratic National Committee
or maybe
“My Undying Love For Bingley” by Paulina Porizkova…
7) A book that should never have been written:
Rousseau’s The Social Contract
“Noble Savage” my left nut.
8) A book I’m currently reading:
“Gengis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World” by Jack Weatherford
9) A book I’m planning to read:
Jeesh, whatever catches my eye; there’s no telling what that might be.

5 Responses to “For Ken”

  1. Mike Rentner says:

    I hope some day to learn what a “meme” is. It seems to be an internet word combining “theme” with something else, but those using the word never say what it means.

  2. leelu says:

    As I understand it, a “meme” is an idea that spreads more or less like a virus. A synonym might be “buzz”.
    Wikipedia has a fair amount of column-inches devoted to the topic.

  3. Mike Rentner says:

    I should have known to check wiki. Thanks.

  4. The 9 Book Thingie…

    FWIW, here’s my take on the 9 books thingie running around the interweb:I’ve seen this before, but here’s the post that got me going:Coalition of the Swilling:For KenNow:1) A book that changed my life: Science and Health with Keys to the Scriptures by …

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