June 20, 2005

The first WK? Meme!

Passed along to me by RF over at the Steiner Aid.

1.) Total number of books I own.

On the shelves in my room and around-about you will find approximately 212 books of various subject matter (religious, academic, humor, political, historical, etc.) however Lord only knows the other books I have scattered around the house somewhere that are mine.

2.) Last book I bought.

This is a tough one...because Ash and I often times will stop in this music store downtown that has a huge selection of used (and rather old, and I mean 1800's hardback old) books for dirt cheap that we often pick up when we get sucked into the store. I'd have to guess the last book I purchased was... "Beyond Belief: What the Martyrs Said to God" a historical account of numerous Christian martyrs and their testimonies.

3.) Last book I read.

I have a problem. Due to the fact there are a ridiculous amount of books I would like to read and a complete lack of time/motivation to read often, I never get to finish the books I even remotely skim. For example, last book I can recall starting was either "Dutch" (an auth. bio of Ronald Reagan) or "Surprise, Security, and the American Experience" by John Lewis Gaddis---that was last June. Suffice to say, and much to my dismay, I am mostly an avid book collecter. :/

However, the last book I actually completed (at least I think I did) was Thomas S. Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" for Dr. Villamarin the last semester of my senior year (2004) for my independent study.

4.) Five books of notable influence on me.

I could not possibly say it better than Todd. If only I could discipline myself to read the Lord's word more often (and I mean daily) I'd be better off.

"If by notable influence, what are meant are books that have so profoundly impacted my thought as to change the way I interact with others and live my life for the better, I can only name one. The Holy Bible. Any other writing is simply the opinion of the author and meant to be pondered and considered; none of which I have yet found were of the necessary import to dictate the course of my affairs."

And there you have it---my first meme.

Posted by Kyer at June 20, 2005 10:49 AM

I think that I should like to read BEYOND BELIEF. Sounds inspirational.

Have you ever read Fox's Book of Martyrs? I read it many years ago, in 7th grade. I would like to re-read that one as well.

Posted by: RedFalcon at June 20, 2005 11:34 AM

Ash gave me a copy of Foxe's B.O.M., but I have yet to read it... My first books on the subject were a 2-volume series put out by DC Talk and the Voice of the Martyrs called "Jesus Freaks"... Very good books but there's been several new editions and other related books added to the series you'd have to first check Amazon probably to find out what the exact titles are now.

I think those books were partially responsible for getting me interested in issues regarding the persecuted church. I don't know if you've seen the link on my blogroll or not, but I have another blog (not as frequently updated though) called "Warriors of the Way"...check it out sometime if you'd like.

Posted by: kyer at June 20, 2005 02:38 PM

You need to tag someone else, goober.

Someone besides me, that is.


Posted by: Eric at June 22, 2005 02:30 AM