Currents of Mind

Got this little survey from ChrisCorrigan

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Fight fire with fire?

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Not exactly, but a character in Dandelion Wine or perhaps To Kill a Mockingbird, read in about 7th grade, had a crush on another character that made quite an impression on me. Elsewhere, I got sick for three days after staying up very late reading the executions in Tale of Two Cities. My only sick days in high school. Not sure exactly how the latter relates to the question, though.

The last book you bought is:
The Unconquerable World by Jonathan Schnell, but I’ve been given some others… the new book on World Cafe Facilitation, a series of essays on philanthropy, a draft of a new manuscript on goal-free living, and book of Vaclav Havel’s essays.

The last book you read:
What? You mean like actually finished reading?

What are you currently reading?
Working slowly on the list two questions above, especially the review and comment on the manuscript, at the moment.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

  • Gray’s Anatomy
  • Words of My Perfect Teacher, Patrul Rinpoche
  • Something about stellar navigation
  • Something about local plants or oceans, fishing or boatbuilding
  • The michener volume on whatever place was nearest by, or perhaps alaska or some other chilly place, just for a little refreshment in the heat.

Who are you going to pass this meme to (3 persons) and why?
Daniel O’Connor, Karen Sella, and Ted Ernst… because I don’t get to talk with them often enough and I think the answers will be very different.