#11: the book of questions
my sister introduced this book to us on thanksgiving and i'm glad to know there are random books like this out there. this is right up my alley. if you are not familiar with this book, let me briefly enlighten you. this book is basically just a bunch of hypothetical situations/questions. here are a few examples from the book:
1. Assuming that complete recovery were instantaneous, would you be willing to accept a year of complete paralysis below the neck to prevent the otherwise certain extinction of the blue whale?
2. If you had to spend the next two years inside a small but fully provisioned Antarctic shelter with one other person, whom would you like to have with you?
3. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?
(by the way, these are some of the tamer questions. there are definitely bolder ones in the book.)
this book is a great conversation-starter and can be very entertaining. if you have a very mixed, opinionated, and contentious crowd, you may want to think twice about pulling it out. however, it may make the party a little more lively and there's nothing wrong with that. just know that you need to leave the room (or duck) when you spot the brass knuckles.