Jean Heimann at Catholic Fire tagged me for this one.
Include up to 3 answers each if you like. Consider The Bible or other religious texts a gimme, particularly for question #15.
1. Most treasured childhood book(s)? "Great Hymns of the Faith" -- I learned to play piano out of it, making this book 40 years old.
2. Classic(s) you are embarrassed to admit you’ve never read. Anna Karinana
3. Classics you read, but hated? 1984.
4. Favorite genre(s)? Travel Memoir (Bill Bryson)
5. Favorite light reading? Jodi Picoult novels
6. Favorite heavy reading? Works of Edith Stein and Teresa of Avila
7. Last book(s) you finished? Bill Bryson "Neither Here Nor There" (travels in Europe)
8. Last book(s) you bailed on? Alphonsus Liguori: "Celebrating Eternity Now"
9. Three (only three!) books on your nightstand? Book of Novenas, Haley's Bible Handbook, the Catholic Study Bible (NAB).
10. Book(s) you’ve read more than once, twice or three times? "A Chance to Die: Biography of Amy Carmichael," by Elisabeth Elliot; "Voices of the Saints," by Bert Ghezzi; "A Walk in the Woods," by Bill Bryson.
11. The book(s) that meant the most to you when you were younger (ie, college/young adult)? "The Good Earth" by Pearl Buck; "The Red Pony," John Steinbeck; "Catholicism and Fundamentalism" by Karl Keating; "Out of the Saltshaker" by Rebecca Manley Pippert.
12. Book(s) that changed the way you looked at life? "Seven Storey Mountain" by Thomas Merton; "Catholic and Christian" by Alan Schreck; "A Severe Mercy" and "Under the Mercy" by Sheldon Vanauken.
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