Monday, April 10, 2006

A Bookish Meme!

A meme found at Journal to a Muse

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 (or strike through) the ones you've never even heard of.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown =fun and intriguing
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger = a classic coming of age novel
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald =love this period in time
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger = okay I cried and cried while reading this one
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
Life of Pi - Yann Martel= fabulous tale!
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch -22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon = an incredible little book
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
1984 - George Orwell = it came and went and I was disappointed
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- J. K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden. =wonderful
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini.= a great book
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold = it will haunt you
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut =would read it only because I know his niece
The Secret History - Donna Tartt =one of the best mysteries ever
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides a powerful and insightful read
(Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell)
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Atonement - Ian McEwan = boring!
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon = one of my favourite books ever
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway.
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood.
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert

Do the meme if you dare! (I warn you it's a bit of html work!)

8 comments:

nikinpos said...

I want to do this,but hmtl work? Not possible!, I've read most of them though, why haven't you read the Lion,Witch,Wardrobe? The whole series is great.I read it all when I was 8 and many times since!

traveller one said...

So... when writing your blog, go into edit html and use these tags:
< strike>for strike through < /strike>
< u>for underline< /u>
for bold
and for italics
It's easy but just time consuming!
Not sure why I haven't read the L, W & the Wardrobe- maybe I will!

Dixie said...

Oh...I like this. I'll do this meme tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

You haven't read anything from Kadare? "The Successor" has been translated pretty good in english, also "Palace of Dreams" is not bad either. "Chronicle in Stone", my fav book, I don't know if it's translated yet.

traveller one said...

Dixie, I look forward to checking out your list!
Anon, of course I've read Kadare! He's a terrific Albanian writer! But I didn;t formulate this list. It came from someone eles's blog. CHeck out "My Library" to see some of the books I've read in my life.

Expat Traveler said...

very interesting - my bookcase is in a box because our shelf is broken in the move and we haven't bought a new one just yet...

Tracie B. said...

can someone explain to me what "meme" means? it's pretty obv what it IS, but why meme?

EuroTrippen said...

finally... I've found someone else who has zero interest in the Harry Potter series!