Thursday, August 10, 2006

Meme: Influential Books

Tagged by Reappropriate

1. One book that changed your life

Magickal Herbalism by Scott Cunningham

2. One book you have read more than once

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

3. One book you would want on a desert island

Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters edited by Kathleen Regan.

4. One book that made you laugh

Tantra: The Way of Acceptance by Osho

5. One book that made you cry

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

6. One book you wish had been written

Respecting Your Character's Religion: A Resource for Comic Book Writers by L. Fortuner

7. One book you wish had never been written

I'm going to cheat here and give two broad categories that cover the absolute worst of two religions. All books analyzing current politics for signs of the Endtimes and all recipe-style Spell-books should be retconned out of existence.

If that's unacceptable, then The Once and Future King by TH White (On my bookshelf there's a collected edition, so it counts as one)

8. One book you are currently reading

Tarot Journeys by Yasmine Galernorn

9. One book you have been meaning to read

The Second Sex by Simone Beauvoir

10. Now tag five people!

Damn, I hate tagging people. I almost never respond to tags myself, but I liked this one. Anyway, Kalinara, Chris Sims, Steven, Tekanji, and Kevin should offer some variety, should they choose to accept this.


  1. Interesting Meme Ragnell. I came here by way of our buddy West. He's referenced you on a couple of posts and figured you to be a comicbook lover. Look forward to hearing more from you regarding heroworld. Be good!

  2. I'm curious; why do you wish The Once and Future King had never been written?

  3. That book by L. Fortuner would be useful to a lot more than just comic book writers -- all novelists as well as film and tv scripters should be given copies. But I'd read any of her books! ;-)

  4. I think you may mean Hogfather, Ragnell, and good choice because its my favorite Discworld book, which is saying something because I love them all.

  5. Luke -- I usually try to make it all comics all the time over here, but after the con figured a slight break would be fun.

    Silla -- That book was the start of the whitewashing of Arthur, where he began to be portrayed as faultless, it cemented Gawain's reputation as a mannerless twit for years and actually GAVE his greatest adventure to that bottomfeeder Gareth, and it was the start of the "Evil Morgause" stories that drive me crazy. Morgause was like Blanche Devereaux in Le Morte D'Arthur, but I keep seeing her pop up as an Evil Sorceress especially in books that redeem Morgan. The earliest appearance of Evil Morgause that I know of is this book.

    RAB -- :)

    Trent -- Ooh, good point, I'll fix that! :)