Caught A Lite Sneeze
1) One book that changed your life?
- J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Sent me questing through Fantasyland for years, including a decade in the Stockholm Tolkien Society. Probably made me an archaeologist as well.
- Stanislaw Lem's The Cyberiad. Quirky and hilarious robot stories.
- It'd have to be long-lasting and it'd have to be practically useful. Does Encyclopaedia Britannica count as one book?
- Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole. The Cappuccino Years. Those books make you laugh and cry.
- Hygelac Hrethelson, Chlochilaicus. An autobiography. Vols 1-7. We could really use some good historical sources for early and mid-1st millennium Scandinavia.
- Michael Shanks & Christopher Tilley, Re-constructing archaeology. Theory and practice. Anti-science in our midst.
- Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers. It's like a Beatles record, incredible brilliance from someone who's 24.
- Joseph Addison, Selected essays from "The Tatler", "The Spectator" and "The Guardian". I really like essays and I'm working through the bigguns of the form.
- Space Babe at Mathimlen
- Martha at Mad Mutter
- David Nessle
- Alun Salt at Archaeoastronomy
- Amber at Grått och Rött
[More blog entries about books, reading; böcker, läsning.]