Hmmm… Okay. I’m not sure it’s all that interesting but here it is:
1. Total Number of Books I Own. [groan] The book shelf behind me is full. The bookshelf to my left is full and overflowing. The bookshelf were I used to work is full (they still haven’t sent these books to me). There are boxes in the garage with books in them. There are books in boxes in my van which I brought back from Richland a few days ago. There is a stack of books on the nightstand next to our bed. I have no idea. Hundreds? Maybe a thousand?
2. Last Book I Bought. It’s been a while because I’m so far behind on my book reading. I think it was a big pile at a used book store. It included several books on explosives including a couple on detonation theory and practice (which are at my old office at PNNL), American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us, Dresden : Tuesday, February 13, 1945, Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War, and probably some others which I forget at the moment.
3. Last Book I Read. The last couple books I completed were probably some on explosives detonation. I’m currently in the middle of That’s Not What I Meant! (a book on how conversational style makes or breaks relationships), Emotional Intelligence : Why It Can Matter More Than IQ and the germs book from above.
4. 5 Books That Meant a Lot to Me. How about seven? In no particular order: Stranger in a Strange Land, Atlas Shrugged (this is my son’s favorite book), Atheism the Case Against God, Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny, Death by “Gun Control”, The Rape of Nanking, and Unintended Consequences.