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Friday, March 18, 2005
 
Book Survey Meme

I got lobbed a meme by Armchar Generalist. I normally wouldn't blog these things (What's your favorite ice cream? Say one nice thing about the person who sent this to you, etc.) but since this one is about books, I am charmed and will play.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Sometimes you have to fight the good fight, even if it seems futile.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
All the freakin' time. Three at random: Fred Vincy in Middlemarch by George Elliot, Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey, and Clark Kent. (That's right. Clark Kent.)

The last book you bought is:
Not counting How-to manuals and the like: The Unconquerable World, by Jonathan Schell. At the suggestion of Robin Sloan of Snarkmarket.

The last book you read:
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

What are you currently reading?
Oh, please don't ever ask me that. My book Queue is going to rise up one dark night and strangle me. Um, since you insist, a sample:

Watchmen, by Alan Moore
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
The Success of Open Source by Steve Weber
The Unconquerable World by Jonathan Schell
and
Gรถdel, Escher, Bach:An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstader



Five books you would take to a deserted island
I'm interpretting "books" a little loosely.

The Bhagavad Gita. If I get the space, the whole Mahabharat.
The Riverside Shakespeare
John Keats: The Complete Poems
The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery


Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

Robert Stribley: Because he always makes classy, interesting picks.
Michael of Heliolith: Because he is passionate about being informed.
Seshu Badrinath of Tiffinbox: Because he'll serve up something delicious.
 


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Blogs I Read (Or Try To)
113th Street
american footprints(Nadezhda & Praktike)
ANNA's Diary
Apartment Therapy
Armchair Generalist
Back To Iraq 3.0 (Chris Albritton)
Dave Barry
The Bellman
Mine's On The 45 (Brimful)
Campaign Desk (CJR)
ChennaiCentral
ClimateBoy
Combing the Sphere
Crooked Timber
Daily Dose of Imagery
The Daily Rhino (Bong Breaker)
Dark Days Ahead
The Decembrist
Brad DeLong
Atanu Dey on India's Development (Deeshaa)
Daniel Drezner
Ennis
Ephemera
Cyrus Farivar
Finding My Voice
Forsv
Neil Gaiman
Ganesh Blog
Geeky Chic 2.0 (Echan)
Geomblog
Green Ink!
Heliolith
Alexandra Huddleston
Iddybud (Jude Nagurney Camwell)
Indeterminacy
India Uncut
InSpiteOfEverything
Intel Dump: Phillip Carter et al
The Intersection (Chris Mooney)
Jesus Politics
John and Belle Have a Blog
Mark A. R. Kleiman
KnowProse (Taran Rampersad)
1Locana
Maenad (Nori Heikkinen)
Scott McCloud
Mind Without Borders
Electrolite: Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Corey Pein
Political Animal(Kevin Drum, formerly Calpundit)
Kevin G. Powell
QuakeHelp (South Asian Quake)
Radiation Persuasion (Nick)
Reneebop
Rhinocrisy
Scott Rosenberg(Salon.com)
Rox Populi
Felix(&Rhian)Salmon
samVaad
Nick Schager
Idea Spout: Daniel Sanchez
Sepia Mutiny
Amardeep Singh
Snarkmarket (Robin Sloan & Matt Thompson)
South-East Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Blog
SreeTips: New To Sree
Steprous (Bear)
Robert Stribley
Subjunctive.net:klog
Talking Points Memo: Joshua Micah Marshall
Tech Policy
TiffinBox
A Tiny Revolution
To The Teeth
TreeHugger
Unfogged
VatulBlog
Venk@
Manish Vij
Vinod's Blog
War and Piece
Nollind Whachell
Wonkette
WorldChanging
Matthew Yglesias:Old
Yglesias:Tpmcafe
Zoo Station:Reuben Abraham
Ethan Zuckerman
Zwichenzug



Some Categories

Blogs focusing on policy, politics, and national security:
Armchair Generalist
Back To Iraq 3.0 (Chris Albritton)
The Decembrist
Brad DeLong
Daniel Drezner
Eschaton(Atrios)
Green Ink!
Iddybud (Jude Nagurney Camwell)
Idea Spout: Daniel Sanchez
Informed Comment: Juan Cole
Intel Dump: Phillip Carter
The Intersection (Chris Mooney)
Irregular Analyses
Jesus Politics
Mark A. R. Kleiman
Liberals Against Terrorism(Nadezhda & Praktike)
Political Animal(Kevin Drum, formerly Calpundit)
Talking Points Memo: Joshua Micah Marshall
War and Piece
Wonkette
Yglesias:Tpmcafe

Photo Blogs
Daily Dose of Imagery
Ephemera
Alexandra Huddleston
Radiation Persuasion (Nick)
TiffinBox

Columbia Journalism Folks
Apartment Therapy
Back To Iraq 3.0 (Chris Albritton)
Campaign Desk (CJR)
Ranajit Dam
Cyrus Farivar
Alexandra Huddleston
InSpiteOfEverything
Corey Pein
Nick Schager
Zoo Station:Reuben Abraham

Literature, Fiction and Entertainment
Dave Barry
Neil Gaiman
Electrolite: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Scott McCloud


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