What Book Changed You?

Chrystie Hill – “When I was in library school, I read The Social Life of Documents (published in the first issue of first monday, May 1996) and it changed me.”

For me professionally, it was Future libraries : dreams, madness & reality

For me personally, it was Man’s Search for Meaning.

6 Responses to “What Book Changed You?”

  1. leo
    August 31, 2007 at 2:37 am #

    “Paradise Lost” by Milton — because it taught me that if I didn’t “get” something the first time, that I should go over it again, and that if it still didn’t make sense, that I should go over it a third time.

    It was only with the third attempt of reading “Paradise Lost”, that the poetry of the work — the powerful poetry of the work — began speaking to me.

    I was young but it was an important lesson for me.

  2. Chrystie
    August 31, 2007 at 2:48 pm #

    Thanks for picking out the important part of my “response” to the whole AL “scandal”. What a nice way to redirect the conversation! :-)

  3. Candy Schwartz
    September 2, 2007 at 8:17 pm #

    Personal – Lord of the Rings, when I was 11, in 1958. Changed my life then, still is, always will.

    Professional – F.W. Lancaster’s Vocabulary Control, in library school in 1972. It’s why I was a cataloguer, why I did a Ph/D., why I and am a teacher of things to do with subject analysis, metadata, etc.

  4. Steven
    September 3, 2007 at 7:38 am #

    Chrystie: II’m all for changing the subject. ;-)

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