Monday, February 4, 2008

A Book Meme

Thought this might be interesting, so I stole it from Tim.

The instructions are simple:
Bold those you’ve read.
Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once.
Italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish.
Underline those on your TBR list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: A Novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities

The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
*The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
*The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
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
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-Present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
*The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

I didn't underline any books as being on my to be read list, because I don't really have one. For the most part if a book falls into my hands that I want to read I will read it. I hardly ever seek out a book. There are several books that I have read (even on this list) that I would like to read again though. Maybe I should have made up my own category and underlined the bolded books that I've read, and hope to read again.

For the most part I read the older books on this list for school purposes, if I read them more than once it was either because I liked it (The Inferno), or because the first time I skimmed it real quick, and then had to read it again to make sure I could write about it or pass a test (The Scarlet Letter). Most of the books that I started and didn't finish were school assignments where I only had to read an excerpt and choose not to finish them because they weren't to my tastes. The exceptions were:
1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - I tried, but I felt like I beating my skull in with all those words.
2. David Copperfield - I was extremely dissappointed in the 7th grade when I checked this book out from the library and found out that it had nothing to do with the magician.

Well, that took up entirely too much of the time that I should have been working today, so that will probably be it. Happy Monday folks.

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