Sunday, February 26, 2006

Did I Really Just Spend All Day Backing Up My Lappy?

Yessiry, Bob!
Fun on a stick, this technology stuff.

So fun I'm gonna do a meme tonight that will take it all into a different realm:

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 Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
    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
    Life of Pi - Yann Martel
    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
    Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
    1984 - George Orwell
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling

    One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
    The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
    The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
    Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut

    Angels and Demons - Dan Brown-Right, so I own it but haven't read it yet.
    Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
    Neuromancer - William Gibson
    Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson

    (The Secret History - Donna Tartt)
    A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
    Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis

    Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides - Same as above
    (Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell)
    The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
    Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
    Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman

    (Atonement - Ian McEwan)
    (The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
    The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway I began it...a couple of times...
    The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
    The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
    Dune - Frank Herbert
***So the underlined book thing...not many as you can see. One big reason...I'm moving and this will be my second big move in as many years. I've gotten rid of more books than I can honestly remember owning (where do they come from? I think they multiply when we're not looking...or something...) So it's not that I'm opposed to owning books...it's just that it's so much easier NOT to have to move them. Of course there's also the fact that I've been working at a library for the last 8 months, really and truly lessening my need to "own" what I read :).

I keep losing parts of my post, so I'm going to fix this one last bit and give up completely...
I'm sitting here trying to figure out the purpose of this meme and it's kinda lost to me. I thought I had a brilliant realization, but Blogger seems to have eated it. Instead I'll just note that I've read a heck of a lot of books in my time due to the fact that I was an English Major as well as an English Teacher. Working at a library helps a great deal as well. As for crossing out a fairly popular book I've decided I'm not all that interested in reading The Kite Runner mainly because there are still 60-someodd holds on it, so I'll pass until the next James Patterson or Sue Monk Kid or whoever's book takes over. Silly, yes? I do these things....

(I've discovered the fun of colors, can you tell?)

Currently I'm down to the last three books I'll be checking out of the KB Library:
    Everything is Iluminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
    Naked Came the Manitee - A novel by a whole bunch of writers
    The Big Over-Easy - Jasper Fforde
Chart-toppers, I know. After a day like today I want to turn off Lappy and flip pages. Who cares if it slows down my knitting...or I just won't knit at all...I'm 3/4ths of the way done with my first adult sock. No rush, my feet aren't growing anymore. Enough already with the computers and the more typing...it's raining outside and it's cold inside...maybe it's best for it to be bedtime already.

3 comments:

Rick Andreoli said...

GOD I feel so illiterate! You read a lot. I wish I did. But I can tell you what's happening over in the Infinite Crisis and Wonder Woman comic books. That's something, isn't it? (and how do you figure out the color things). You're so much smarter than me... (sigh)

jillian said...

Great meme!!

I have a huge book collection too, but they are a pain to move. Good luck with the move :)

guile said...

atonement is a keeper.. one of the best books i've ever read :)..