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Thursday, June 02, 2005
tagged, I'm it (the book meme)
Blame BrightStar for passing it on to me.

1. Total Number of Books I've Owned: I don't have the foggiest idea. I currently own 130, which is a huge number for me. I'm not sure that at any one time I've owned more books than I do now...just different ones. I wasn't big own saving things/owning things for a large chunk of time, because I moved around alot and boxes of things would just be one more thing to move.

2. Last Book I Bought: I actually have an answer to this question! I began buying books a few months ago, mostly those on the MA Reading List. To my credit, I've read most of them at one time or the other. But not to my credit, I've forgotten almost all of them. I figured this summer would be a good time to rebuild my library. All that being said, the last book I bought is not on this list. I bought Peter Kafer's Charles Brockden Brown's Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic.

3. Last Book I Read: Not counting the 23 novels I read for classes this past semester, the last book I read was Mark Kurlansky's Salt: A World History. I am currently reading The Portable Queen: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony by my former history prof, and Lois Tyson's Critical Theory Today. I have a stack of 30 other books on my coffeetable, to be read ASAP.

4. Five Books That Mean A Lot To Me: Not a clue. That's probably not a good thing, given my foray into school. I try not to let anything mean a lot to me. It always ends badly.

UPDATED: Rhonda got all up in my face (kidding) about not really answering this, so here's an answer (and it's true): Emile Zola's L'Oeuvre (in English), Arthur Rimbaud's Une Saison en Enfer (also in English), Thomas Hardy's Wessex Tales, Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland and of course Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends.


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