Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Book Virus.........

I've been tagged with the Book Virus by my Conservative pal, Vitor, at "What It Takes To Win", so here goes.

1. Number of books I own. We have owned thousands, but we recycle them through our children and to libraries, etc. My mother was a high school history teacher and we inherited a lot of history books. W've also got a lot of books on aviation, business, autosports, and cooking. At the moment, I'm guessing that we have about 300 on the shelf and many more in boxes.

2. Books that mean a lot to me. My pilot's log book, which holds about thirty-five years of my life. My mother's University of Manitioba Yearbook from 1929. Any of Churchill's books.

3. Books I have read recently. The "Tipping Point" and "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. "Boyd, the fighter pilot who changed the art of war" by Robert Coram. "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu - again. Lest you get the idea that I'm pre-occupied with physical warfare, there are a lot of lessons applicable to political warfare in those books. More fun books are cook books by anyone.

4. The To-Read List. "Stephen Harper and the Future of Canada" by William Johnson, and the anxiously awaited, but as yet unwritten, "My life after federal politics" by Anne McLellan.

And the next tags go to "Waking up on Planet X" and "BendGovernment".


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