I’ve been tagged. Sigh.
Well, as long as they don’t ask me about my secret mistress or my double-life as a serial axe-killer, I guess it’s safe to bare my soul.
1. One book that changed your life:
2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
4. One book that made you laugh:
*Why I Rejected Christianity: A Former Apologist Explains, by John W. Loftus.
Loftus is never funnier than when he wants to be taken seriously.
5. One book that made you cry:
It’s always sad when a book like this comes to an end. Now I’ll have to look elsewhere for cheap laughs.
6. One book that you wish had been written:
Hard to choose. The Left Behind series or The Purpose Driven Church?
Yeah, yeah, I know. The theology sucks.
But as every great writer has learned, you need to churn out a few potboilers to finance the serious stuff.
The strategy is to write a really bad bestseller, which justifies a corrective sequel. Then you just keep alternating between the two.
7. One book that you wish had never been written:
8. One book you’re currently reading:
Alvin Plantinga and Peter van Inwagen, eds. A Paradigm Theory of Dogpatch: Essays in the Phenomeno-Onto-Logic of Li’l Abner and Daisy Mae Scragg (Blackwell 2006).
Okay, I admit I made that up.
But the whole point of questions like #8 and #9 (see below) is to give you a pretext to cite some pretentious sounding title in order to show everyone what a towering intellectual you are.
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
*Well, if you must know, I never read Loftus’ latest book. (Or his earlier book, for that matter.) But I’ve read enough of his freebie stuff that it’s unintended comedic potential is a pretty safe bet.