The Most Embarrassing Book Meme

Usually I hate these things but Mark Stevens has a good one this time- the most embarrassing book on your shelves meme.  Here’s mine.  But in my own defense 1) I didn’t buy it- it was sent to me to review.  And 2) it’s just about the most feckless dimwittery I’ve ever subjected myself to.  If anyone wants it, pay the postage and it’s yours.

Join in if you feel like it.  I’d be curious to see what rubbish others are polluting their offices with.

14 thoughts on “The Most Embarrassing Book Meme

  1. southwerk 8 Dec 2010 at 6:56 am

    Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun?

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  2. Adam Shields 8 Dec 2010 at 6:57 am

    I am not an academic. So since I moved about years ago I give away almost all of my paper books once I am done. That leaves me just a handful of books. Most of the ones I still have are ones that are so bad I don’t want to give them to anyone. But I haven’t convinced myself to just throw them away either.

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  3. Paul D. 8 Dec 2010 at 7:05 am

    I think there might be something by Dan Brown in the house. (Not my book, mind you.)

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  4. Mark Stevens 8 Dec 2010 at 7:07 am

    HAHAHAHAHA!

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  5. James 8 Dec 2010 at 9:27 am

    You ought to see some of the book proposals we get here at Eisenbrauns! What is it about biblical studies that attracts those kinds of books???

    James

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  6. Jeremy 8 Dec 2010 at 9:28 am

    I may pay the postage just to have something that has touched the hands of the incomparable Jim West. Perhaps a bit of his aura may infect the book and pass on to me …

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  7. Matthew Crowe 8 Dec 2010 at 9:54 am

    I have too many to count or post. The little “why I left the ____ church” stuff and other elitist garbage I used to read.

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  8. […] started and Jim responded with what book on their shelves brings the most shame upon their names. I thought I’d reveal […]

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  9. […] Stevens started it and it’s been making the rounds (see Jason, Jim, James, Joel, and George‘s posts so far) so this is my contribution.  First I have to say […]

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  10. Most Embarrassing Book | Diglotting 8 Dec 2010 at 11:35 am

    […] Seeing as this meme has been showing up everywhere on the biblio-blogosphere as of late (see here, here, here, here, here, here), I thought I would join […]

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  11. […] Embarrassing Books on My Shelf Mark Stevens started a fun meme that Jim continued regarding what book on your shelf brings you the most shame. I commented on Nick’s post that […]

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  12. steph 8 Dec 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I’ve got plenty – from Robert Price to all of NT Wright’s tomes, and then there’s The Critical Edition of Q – somehow I have three copies of that – plus all of the Q Documenta, and the rest… it’s all ‘inspiring’ – in a way – nevertheless…

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  13. […] can also check out which books most embarrass Jim, Mark, Jason, Nick, Tom, and James. I tag Craig, Kenny, Nathan, and Donovan, as well as Remy, […]

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  14. […] other’s most embarrassing books here: Deane, Jim, Mark, Jason, Nick, Tom, […]

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