Books meme

1) Total number of books I’ve owned?
Probably fewer than 50, most of them game books.  Count comics and
I’m pushing close to 100.  But Miche’s collection, that’s another
story, probably 1000+.  I don’t tend to collect books unless they
were especially meaningful.
2) The last book I bought? I think it was First Things First, an audiobook in the Seven Habits series.
3) The last book I read? Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
by Steven Covey.  It is an excellent read, and I recommend it for
anyone and everyone.  It combines the best of getting organized,
self-help, and having rewarding interpersonal relationships.  It
combines a lot of stuff I already knew, and a few things I didn’t, and
makes a lot of great ideas work well together/complement each
other.  If it’s true that there is nothing new under the sun, this
is at least a new way of looking at and organizing a number of timeless
and valuable principles.
5 books that mean a lot to me:

Split Infinity by Piers
Anthony: Read this when I was in high school, and the main character
Stile became my hero for many years, and still is in many ways.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey: see above :)
Perl for System Administration by Blank/Edelman via O’Reilly
Dungeon Master’s Guide and Players Handbook by Gygax et al
5) Tag 5 people and have them fill this out on their ljs
I’m choosing 5 random users who are unlikely to ever read
this:  weejay, cflam, meddle_84, sofawawayfromu, and
baby_cakes24.  Is that cheating? I don’t know :)

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