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Sunday, June 12, 2005
  What does a cog read?

Yankee Sailor just tagged me for a book meme. So here goes...
Number of books I own:600. Stored in various drawers and boxes and bookcases.

Last book I bought:Pensees("The Thoughts") by Blaise Pascal. Excellent apologetical work, and evidence that being a Christian does not mean you have to give up your intellect. He's right up there with C.S. Lewis in my book.

Last book I read:Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell. Orwell tells about his time fighting against fascism in Spain. I admired him even more after this. He wasn't just a stuffy writer smoking a pipe, sitting in an overstuffed chair. When he saw injustice and something worth fighting for, he took up arms and kicked some ass. It's an awesome book about a part of history very few people know much about. It also shows you where he got a lot of the ideas for 1984 from. If you think war is a glorious endeavor, read this, and you will think again.

Five books that mean a lot to me:

The Bible-My compass,my conscience.

1984 by George Orwell-"Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows." After reading this book, I was inspired to think and live out of my head and my heart, and to be human no matter what.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens-Capitalism with a Conscience-the dream for all that work in the world.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury-Books open your mind. TV rots it.

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis-We all choose our own Heaven and our own Hell. We end up where we ultimately desire to be.

Thanks for reading.


Tag! You're it! Sinned Often,Norse Horse,Brownie!!

Better late than never, eh? :)

Here's what I'm reading.
I saw a link to your blog in Brownie's post and then promptly visited your blog.


I have worked in a customer service purgatory known as an insurance company. OMG. It's been years but I still get the shakes when I think on it.

I saw your book meme - I did one of my own recently, and we both like C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce.

I think I will be visiting your blog on a regular basis. You slay me! :D
Thanks Mamasita!

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