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Friday Five meme - reading!

Ganked from revolutionaryjo.
1. Do you enjoy reading?
Yes. I often do it when I'm at the computer waiting for something in a game to finish processing.

2. What is the first book you remember reading?
Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.

3. Who is your favorite author?
Tough call...just about all my favorite authors have written stuff I don't like. I'm going to indulge in imitation (as the sincerest form of flattery!) and name five of my favorites from different fields: Bruce Catton, George MacDonald Fraser, Tom Wolfe, Bill James, and Robert Heinlein.

4. What is your favorite book?
I have 21 of them.
Books 1-3
Books 4-6
Books 7-9
Books 10-12
Books 13-15
The remaining six, which I swear I'm going to write up Real Soon Now are in a text file which I won't see again until P gets done assembling the new desktop box. Sorry.

5. What was the last book you read and the first you'll read next?
Last book I read was The Sheikh and the Dustbin, George MacDonald Fraser's third MacAuslan collection, which contains the hilarious "The Servant Problem", "The Constipation of O'Brien" (which has nothing to do with GI disorders) and "The Gordon Women", which has a rather bloody intro. Good stuff. Next book I'll get stuck into? Hard to say. I've got a sizable library here, and it's been a while since I looked at some of it. Tentatively, Camille Paglia's Sex, Art, and American Culture.

On an unrelated topic, Paco explains why some of Obama's appointments seem a bit...strange.