A game. I don’t know where it started. I got it from WhirlBrain.
1) What is the total number of books I’ve owned?
I’ll be fucked if I know. I own hundreds now. I’m out of room. I give some away every month when I run out of room. More than a hundred, less than a million.
2) What is the last book I bought?
‘My Life and Hard Times’, James Thurber. I’ve owned several copies, this one’s for a friend.
For myself — hmmm — Let’s count my pre-order of the new Harry Potter, or the last John Dunning.
3) What is the last book I’ve read?
Jereg, by Steven Brust. Not at all a bad fantasy novel, though for some reason it’s taken me months to finish it.
4) What are the 5 books that have meant a lot to me?
I can’t do just five.
Mystic Pig – Richard Katrovas
Lord of the Rings – JRRT
Last Call – Tim Powers
Wizard of Earthsea – LeGuin
Tarzan of the Apes – ERB
Gate of Ivrel – CJ Cherryh
Chump Change – Dan Fante
Booked to Die – John Dunning
Sarantium — Guy Gavriel Kay (Actually everything by Kay)
(and a dozen more)
Extra credit question, ‘What book would you wish to buy next’: Shadowmarch — Tad Williams , or the new JRR Martin, if he ever finishes the fucking thing…
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