John Palmer has tagged me in the game of listing of books.
How many books have I owned?
I really don't know. Counting textbooks, including those that have been given to me by publishers, I'd have to say that I've owned about 700-800 books.
How many books do I own?
Probably around 500 or so. I have a whole box of Civil War books that I haven't read yet.
The last book I bought.
My buying of books goes in bunches. The last book I received was a complementary copy of Sunday Money, a new book about NASCAR. The last books I bought were The Complete Works of Plato, The Complete Works of Aristotle (Volume 1), Milton Friedman's Capitalism and Freedom. When I travel to San Francisco in two weeks for the WEAI conference, I will take along Aristotle to keep me company when I'm not in the bar or at a session.
The last book I read.
Steve Levitt's and Stephen Dubner's Freakonomics
5 books that meant a lot to me.
Andrew Zimbalist's Baseball and Billions
Campbell McConnell's Principles of Economics book. This was the text I had in my undergraduate principles courses at Morningside. I didn't have a particularly interesting professor, but the book drew me into the wonderful world of economics. Interestingly, I have never used this textbook as a professor, instead preferring to use the text by Frank and Bernanke
Shelby Foote's The Civil War trilogy.
Milton Friedman's Free to Choose.
Neil Peart's Ghost Rider. My life's complications pale in comparison to Neil's tragedy: the loss of his only daughter to a car accident and his wife to cancer within 6 months.
Tag 5 people.
This is a tough one because most if not all of the bloggers that I know and would feel comfortable tagging have been tagged at least once. On this one, I plead "no contest."