Sunday, May 29, 2005

Tagged, twice!

Ok, we're just gonna have some good clean fun this Memorial Day weekend, as I'm traveling to Ohio to be with my sisters (for which I'm not packed, and I leave in an hour...)

Both the Incurable Savant and Lisa P. from CrazyFaith tagged me for some personal information, so I guess I had better get it in gear. First, the I.S. tag:

A: Total number of books I own: More than 1,000. I'd guess more than 600 are stored in "my room" at my sister Sue's house in Toledo.

B: Last book I bought: Non-fiction: Brian McLaren's A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Green, Incarnational, Depressed-yet-Hopeful, Emergent, Unfinished CHRISTIAN. Fiction: Eternity, the sequel to Greg Bear's sci-fi classic Eon.

C: The last book I read: Taking a Chance on God by John J. McNeill.

D: 5 books that mean a lot to me: Max Lucado's Six Hours One Friday; Brennan Manning's Ragamuffin Gospel; Bill Williams' Naked Before God: The Return of a Broken Disciple; Tex Sample's Ministry in an Oral Culture-Living With Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl; and Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy (OK, so I'm cheating here. It felt like one long book..)

(Of course, this is a hideously abbreviated list...)

E. 2 major books when I was a kid that I kept on me all the time: besides the Dr. Seuss book-of-the-month (as a very young kid), I remember a lot of books about cars, jets, and dinosaurs. A lot of those were lost when our basement flooded in 1966, and thousands of books were destroyed...

F. People I want to tag on this one (if you choose to accept...):
1. Poor Mad Peter from Another Country
2. Rick L. from a new life emerging
3. [rhymes with kerouac] from Daily Life in a Homeless Shelter
4. Damien Scott from Damien's Spot
5. Dead Youthpastor Walking

On the subject of books, I have this calligraphied sign on my wall:
OF COURSE you're out of book space
EVERYONE is ALWAYS out of book space
If you're NOT out of book space,
you're probably NOT worth knowing...

If this sounds familiar, there's probably a 12-step group to help you recover...

The tag from Lisa:
1. Total number of films I own on DVD/video: about 50

2. The last film I bought: Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban

3. The last film I watched: (for the first time - not a repeat) The Bourne Identity

4. Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me: Dead Poet's Society; Mr. Holland's Opus; Stargate; Sister Act; Monty Python & The Holy Grail. (F there was a #6, it would be The Blues Brothers)

5. Tag five people and have them put this in their journal: if you're inspired on either one of these, leave a response in the would be fun to see what my fellow bloggers would list for either of these. (Leave the theology for a while - God will still be there when we get back to it...)

Have a great weekend, y'all.


Michael Dodd said...

Okay, Steve, you will have to go to Damien's Spot to see my list. I would also add a book I loved in second and third grace, I think, called Mr. Popper's Penguins. A classic tale!

Bar L. said...

Hey Steve, I got tagged on the book thing too and have a couple in common with you. You have a great site here. I'll be back to read more.

Im A Foto Nut said...

In responce to needing a 12 step program to deal with your book habit...

I personaly wish to stay in denial of my book addiction, thank you very much!

As I read this I remembered a book my kids begged me to read to them all the time. As it happened I also loved it. It is called All the Hippos go Berzerk!

It starts like this...

One hippo all alone, called to hippos on the phone. If I knew where it was I would type the whole thing in here cause it is athat cool!

Michael Dodd said...

Following up on the Twelve Step Program for books...

I used to say that my primary addiction was Over-Reading.

[One of those Freudian typos there: I had originally written addication. I guess that is using my addiction to medicate myself.]