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November 6th, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

I am a reader. I love to read and I spend most of my disposable income at Amazon and FictionWise, buying books. In fact, I happen to be buying a book from Amazon this very instant. heh.

Actually, since I've been unemployed for most of this year, the book buying has tapered off. But that's okay, because I had a huge stack of unread books.

And during my extended vacation, oh boy, did I read and read and read.

I usually read about 35 books in a year.

And I've just finished my 75th book of this year.

75!

My average book has 350pages, and I was reading almost 600 pages every week!

Of course, now, with the NaBloPoMo and the DrawMo... I'm not reading so much. In the last week I've read 130 pages. haha!

Well anyway. Booking Thru Thursday is a meme that I contribute to occasionally... here is part of a meme they posted a few weeks ago...



9 Oct 2008, Book Meme


What was the last book you bought?

The book I was buying at the beginning of this entry: How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating the Earth from Civilization by Derrick Jensen


Name a book you have read MORE than once

You know, I have so many books that I try not to read books I love over and over. But there are certain books that I love to come back to...

The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West (out of print)
This was my first animal fiction book, and also the first book that made me cry when one of the horses died.

David Brin's Uplift War series (six books all together)
Talking dolphins, enuf said! haha, very thick plot, so I find something new every time I re-read these!

I think I read Watership Down a couple times, too. :) What can I say, I love animal stories!

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

Yes...

Endgame: vol 1, The Problem of Civilization
Endgame: vol 2, Resistance




These books totally changed how I think about myself. I used to think that I was a pacifist. But now I know that pacifism is evil. It is so evil. Pacifism is more evil than Hitler.

Yeah. crazy, huh! Those books totally turned me around, and if any direct action presents itself to me now... whether it's to bring down civilization or to rescue someone (especially non-human people)... oh yeah, I'm all over it. Yep.