1.) One book that has changed your life?
The Twilight of Authority, the first book by Robert Nisbet that I read.
2.) One book that you have read more than once?
An important one is Red Planet by Robert Heinlein, the first book I ever read.
3.) One book you would want on a desert island?
I’m tempted to say The Odyssey, but the spirit moves me to say Don Quixote instead.
4.) One book that made you cry?
Deliver Us From Evil by Sean Hannity. I regularly weep at what makes the bestseller lists.
5.) One book that made you laugh?
The Diaries of Auberon Waugh
6.) One book you wish had been written?
My Life As Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken. The book we have by that title is drawn from his unfinished manuscript, which breaks off before the launch of The American Mercury.
7.) One book you wish had never been written?
Joyce’s Ulysses, the book that launched a thousand (or rather, a thousand thousand) pseuds.
8.) One book you’re currently reading?
Academic Freedom by Russell Kirk
9.) One book you’ve been meaning to read?
The Borzoi Turgenev, which has been sitting on my shelf for a year or so, untouched.
10.) Pass it on.
I’ll tag Jesse Walker, who may be too busy for this sort of thing; R.J. Stove, who’s welcome to reply in the comments section here since his own site isn’t a blog; and my old friend from college Matt Cole.