Am Echad has tagged me with the book meme. What could be more appropriate for Jewish bloggers?
(I know, it peaked in mid-August and he tagged me a month ago. So I'm late. Again. So what?)
There's only one problem: How can I name just one? On the assumption that no one reads long blog posts anyway (since they're all busy reading books!), I'll limit myself to the "one book" requested, even though most of the questions have many possible answers. No added commentary, either. If you have questions, just ask!
1. Name one book that changed your life:
Horeb, by Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
2. One book you've read more than once:
The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
3. One book you'd want on a desert island:
SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea, by John 'Lofty' Wiseman
4. One book that made you laugh:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
5. One book that made you cry:
Probably Cyrano De Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand. Made me laugh, too.
6. One book you wish you'd written:
The Dawn: Political Teachings of the Book of Esther, by Yoram Hazony.
7. One book you wish had never been written:
The Invention of Ancient Israel, by Keith Whitelam
8. One book you're currently reading:
Education and the State: A Study in Political Economy, by E. G. West
9. One book you've been meaning to read:
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Whom to tag? Everyone else has probably already done it. So if you're reading this and you blog, consider this an invitation. A personal, warm and sincere one.
Oh, and gmar hatima tova.