… has changed your life: The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning.

… made you cry: The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning.

… made you laugh: When Clergymen ruled the Earth, by Simon Jenkins.

… you wish had never been written: The Book of Mormon. The authorship is debated.

… you wish had been written: Things not to waste your time on.

… you’ve read more than once: The Lord of the Rings: everyone’s been Tolkien about it, lately; the movies were brilliant, but the book is really hobbit-forming.

… you’ve been meaning to read: The DaVinci Code. Or the writings of Plato and Aristotle.

… you’re currently reading: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, by Lawrence James.

… you’d want on a desert island: SAS Survival Guide (particularly the part about how to survive on/ get rescued from a desert island.)

 … you’d use as a door stop: Something heavy. I take note of the bon mot of Cletus the slack-jawed yokel: “Nothing cracks a turtle like Leon Uris.”

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