Memed again. I don’t know if I ever did the last one.
Number of books I’ve owned: Holy Heaven. Okay, I’ll try to estimate. Let’s say…
Fifty kids books. (Pokey Little Puppy, etc)
Twenty Hardy Boys.
Twenty books bought in high school.
Thirty super-cheap “classics”
Fifteen books a semester for four years of college = 120
Twenty books in the last three years.
I’m going to go ahead and say roughly 300.
Last book I bought: I just bought a book today called The Mathematical Experience. The hospital I work at has an occasional used book sale fundraiser, and I saw it there. No idea if its any good or not.
Last book I read: The Code Book. History of crypto.
Five books that mean a lot to me:
Gates of Fire. 100% brilliant. Whenever anyone asks me for a book to read, this is what I tell them. I have two copies, and one of them has seen a lot of loaning action.
Dune. Science-fiction’s supreme masterpiece. One of the few perfect books ever written. Could have been titled How to Become a God in Three Easy Steps.
D’aulaires Book of Greek Myths. I received two different copies of this for my seventh birthday, and I credit it directly with starting off the series of events that made me what I am today.
I’ll leave this open-ended. You got a blog and you want to write about this? Go for it.