....but I love Meme Therapy, so here goes:
1. One book that changed your life?
The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. I started the book a lapsed Christian and ended it an atheist (now an agnostic, which was more in keeping with the point of the book, I think). Really changed my life and helped me deprogram from 12 years of fundamentalist Christian education. That I was 23 when I read it will make sense to those in the know.
2. One book you have read more than once?
My favorite book of all time, The World According to Garp by John Irving. One of the few books I’ve read twice, and the book that made me want to get into this whole writing/publishing life to begin with (though I saw the movie first). Incidentally, either book in question 1 & 2 could be substituted for the other.
3. One book you would want on a desert island?
The complete Time Life Do-It-Yourself series. Don't own that now, but could see how it could have come in handy on Gilligan's Ilsand. Failing that, the Baroque Cycle, since it would take me years to get through.
4. One book that made you laugh?
5. One book that made you cry?
The Child Garden, by Geoff Ryman.
6. One book you wish had been written?
Babylon 5. Really, a five-book series. As it was meant to be, without network interference or absentee actors necessitating plot changes.
7. One book you wish had never had been written?
8. One book you are currently reading?
Jim Butcher's Proven Guilty.
9. One book you have been meaning to read?
Greg Keyes' The Charnel Prince. Or John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades.
10. Now tag five people.
David Louis Edelman