вторник, 9 октября 2007 г.

djarum99: Borrowed Memeage

A meme from , done in lieu of staring at my monitor and trying to complete C.3 of December’s Children. Why must everything I write expand to six or more chapters? For every scene I include in a story I eliminate ten, I swear, and still the fic just grows and grows.
I am a total reading geek, a librarian’s dream-child (see below), and a former English lit major, as you can see. Believe it or not, I’ve actually managed to have some adventures of my own, and have not spent my life with my nose in a book. I’d have fewer scars and one less tattoo if I had, but... These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of 30 September 2007). Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of 30 September 2007). Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment - for a high school class
Catch-22* One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion Life of Pi: a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick - in an undergrad class called “Biblical Allusions in Literature” which gave me a whole new context for Melville
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey*
Pride and Prejudice*
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov - dense
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies - amazing book - should be required reading for politicians
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books - one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex* - fantastic
Quicksilver Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel - really intriguing; looking for more by this author
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World*
The Fountainhead
Foucault's Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein*
The Count of Monte Cristo*
Dracula*
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King* The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility*
The Picture of Dorian Gray* - wonderful; would love to see JD in a film version
Mansfield Park
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest* Kesey at his best
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Dune The Prince*
The Sound and the Fury
Angela's Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things - still on my nightstand
A People's History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five* and everything else Vonnegut ever wrote The Scarlet Letter Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita*
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye* and everything else Salinger ever wrote
On the Road*
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an Inquiry into Values*
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit* In Cold Blood : A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
White Teeth

Treasure Island David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers
Bastard out of Carolina

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