Saturday, April 08, 2006

How many books do you own?
I own 189 (yes I counted them). I used to have more, but I got rid of some. Some are duplicates and some are comic books (19). Many of them are novels from my English classes. I have seven Bibles.

What book is your latest purchase?
My most recent purchase of a book is Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. I started reading a copy from my highschool's library years ago, but I didn't finish it because I was too offended by the implied lesbianism, which though not as overt as in "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker (another book I started in highschool but didn't finish until university), is much more overt than it is in the movie. I got a gift card from my friend for Christmas and this was my selection. I had just read "A Redbird Christmas" by the same author, a light-hearted book I enjoyed immensely.

What book have you most recently read?
I reread "The Orthodox Way" by Bishop Kallistos Ware and finished it yesterday on my lunch break. It is a general account of the doctrine, worship and life of Orthodox Christians and, even the second time around, it was very thought-provoking and challenging.

Name five great books with impact on you.
1)War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2)Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
3)Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
4)The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
5)Who do you say that I am? Christians Encounter Other Religions by Calvin E. Shenk

Who do you challenge to answer these same questions?

Well, since most people I know who read my blog and are bloggers themselves are already tagged, I tag Andrea Hensen and that's it.


Jen Lougas said...

Hello Suzy-Q

I really enjoy reading your blog. God Bless and keep up your insights.

John den Boer said...

When did you count your books?

I suppose it really doesn't take that long, does it?

Suzanne den Boer said...

I counted my books Saturday morning. Since I recounted a couple of times it took me about ten minutes. It's more complicated when you have two people's books mixed together. Do you consider Laurianne's books your own?

Andrea Hensen said...

What the....

I don't think I've ever been'll have to give me a bit of time to actaully do it.

I will think about counting my book collection too although I may only be able to come up with an approximation as my books are in a few different homes across Canada.

Thanks for blogging Suz!!! It's been a long time coming and I cannot tell you how excited I am to read more of your thoughts:)