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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Books! Meme!

Meme instructions: Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you might read, cross out the ones you won't, underline the ones on your book shelf, and place parentheses around the ones you've never even heard of.

The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown - on shelf
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling - on shelf
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien - on shelf
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - on shelf
1984 - George Orwell - on shelf
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling - on shelf
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - shelf
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson - on shelf
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis - on shelf
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
(Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell)
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien - on shelf
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - on shelf
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman - on shelf
(Atonement - Ian McEwan)
(The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood - on shelf
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert - on shelf

8 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Hmm, I wonder where you got that idea!! :p

8:29 AM  
Blogger mrspao said...

Oooh, deja vu :) Great books though. What is Memoirs of a Geisha like?

8:47 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

It's very, very good - highly recommended. There's a movie, but I haven't seen that.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Peevish said...

*thhhbbb* I would have linked to your page, but I am at work, and I don't like to take up my employer's time.... screw it, I can't complete that sentence with a straight face.

Memoirs of a Geisha is one of my favourite books ever - one of those books where every minute you can snatch to read another paragraph is precious. I have heard mixed reviews of the movie, though - apparently they toned down the traditional geisha makeup and hair so as not to alienate audiences, and it just doesn't look right. And don't get me started on the fact that the lead roles are played by Chinese women....

9:54 AM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

So is there nothing you won't read, or don't you know how to cross out either? I think I found the code to underline. Oh, and I of course will credit Chris. Because that is the kind and caring person I am. And also? I read her comment, lol.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Peevish said...

*ththbbbgh*

Just remember Carrie, I never claimed I wasn't lazy! I don't know how to cross out, but there's not much I wouldn't try and read - my tastes are pretty eclectic!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

I have been known to read fishing magazines and/or cleaning labels, depending on the (slim) pickings available.

It turns out that crossing out is done by enclosing the text between "strike" & "/strike" in the little less than/more than bracket thingies.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, excellent way to trick blogger, Carrie! I'll have to remember that. :)

1:25 PM  

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