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Finally, for Keith ...
Finally, for Keith ...
Answers to “Truth not Dare” Thirteen
. . .fantastic questions. Some fun, some deep, some confronting, some straightforward.
On Sat Aug 7 I wrote:
It's finally time for me to join the ranks of those who play the three questions game.
So, whatever you care to ask I will answer truthfully and discursively.
(But I reserve the right to be ambiguous lol)
First, dz2502 asked,
Q Which are ur favorite 5 books?
A Currently these are:
1. What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula, because in it, for the first time, the important teachings of Buddhism were laid out by a fully-trained Sri Lankan monk who knew how to interpret eastern concepts for western audiences.
2. Being Zen by Ezra Bayda, because it interprets this ancient faith as a creed to be lived today, and because its author speaks through it as if he were my friend.
3. The White Rajas of Sararwak by Robert Payne, because it presents a fascinating anomaly of history, the strange story of how a British family ruled as royalty for a century in a part of Borneo that I now frequently visit.
4. Chinese Cindarella by Adeline Yen Mah, because it shows how a child can grow up in a privileged family and still be deprived, and because I’ve just finished it.
Finally, keithcancook asked, and then waited impatiently for his answer:
Q What is your favorite book, and how many times have you read it?
A At the last count I had read number five at least nine times:
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. I read and read and reread this when I was studying it in high school, again at university, and several times since then. After all, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife,” and much follows from that proposition.
Thank you for the questions, Dz and Keith!
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8/30/2005 8:59 am
I love that you said your favorites were "currently" those five. Mine would change from time to time also. I do have to say that your reading material is far more intellectual than mine is most of the time!|
Again, I love your answers, and you are very brave to do this.
Not all who wander are lost.
8/30/2005 2:56 pm
Very intersting books Waggy! Your attitude towards |
preference evolution has much to teach the rest of us.
8/30/2005 8:57 pm
I might have to consult you about "Sacred Sex"...|
Ever thought about a sacred sex blog?
9/5/2005 6:24 pm
Um, you read the dang thing NINE @#$$%^#$^%$ times but couldn't mention it until a month after the question was asked? That one is a classic that is still on my "need to find time to read" list. |
Anyway, thanx for FINALLY getting around to answering. Also, don't think that you have heard the last about this. In fact, I do not think that I will EVER forget it and I intend to make sure that you do not either!
9/9/2005 1:38 am
Aha! So it's true. You were holding out on me. |
BTW, Americans are impatient creatures I fear. Besides, I was patient... sort of.