Finally, for Keith ...  

waggypolly 72F
7449 posts
8/30/2005 6:18 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

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!

This is Polly, still Wagging
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Theflinkychick 105F

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.


interested13563 53M
2557 posts
8/30/2005 2:56 pm

Very intersting books Waggy! Your attitude towards
preference evolution has much to teach the rest of us.


rm_anacortes 74M
2850 posts
8/30/2005 8:57 pm

I might have to consult you about "Sacred Sex"...

Ever thought about a sacred sex blog?

Namaste...


keithcancook 60M
17788 posts
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!


keithcancook 60M
17788 posts
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.


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