Knippenberg has tagged me.
1. How many books do I own. I own over 4,000 books. Stopped counting long ago. I used to hide them, first from my father, then from my wife. Had to stop living a lie, so I owned up to it like a real man. Mischief ensued. I stood firm, retreated to my library to look, touch, and smell my books. It was worth it. I could buy a new motorcycle if I stopped buying books (or stopped smoking). Life means chosing. I live.
2. Whats the last book I bought? Just got David Rothkopfs Running the World, Paul Johnsons George Washington, Richard Holmes In the Footsteps of Churchill, and Robert Services Stalin: A Biography.
3. Whats the last book I read? Johnsons Washington; I liked it. Into Services Stalin; impressive study of cool tyranny, but doesnt read as well as Montefiores bio.
4. What are the five books that mean most to me? From age to youth:
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics;
Jaffa, Crisis of the House Divided;
Strauss, Natural Right and History;
F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom.
The five bloggers I tag are Steve Hayward, Jeff Sikkenga, Robert Alt, John Moser, and David Tucker.