Saturday, March 24, 2007

Not Fair

I know it's not fair to just post a meme after almost 2 months of not blogging, but guess what, kids: life ain't always fair.
Ahem. If you're reading this, then tag! You're it! Copy and repost, yadda yadda.

Look at the list of books below:
* Bold the ones you’ve read
* Italicize the ones you want to read
* Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.

If you are reading this (and haven't participated yet), tag, you’re it!
1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According to Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

21 out of 100 doesn't sound too good for an aspiring librarian, does it? Well, goodness gracious, who in hell chose that list? I'm tempted to make up my own booklist for this meme. Or at least, replace some of the titles on the existing list.
OK. Some titles from my own bookshelves:

1. Blankets (Thompson)
2. House of Leaves (Danielewski)
3. Wicked (Maguire)
4. Moby Dick (Melville)
5. And the Ass Saw the Angel (Cave)
6. Shoeless Joe (Kinsella)
7. Dracula (Stoker)
8. Baron in the Trees (Calvino)
9. From Hell (Moore)
10. Only the End of the World Again (Gaiman)
11. Jelly Roll (Young)
12. Julie and Julia (Powel)
13. Sagas of Icelanders
14. I Wonder as I Wander (Hughes)
15. American Gods (Gaiman)
16. Satanic Verses (Rushdie)
17. One Hundred Demons (Barry)
18. Understanding Comics (McCloud)
19. The Water Flowers (Gorey)
20. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams (Plath)
21. The Dream Songs (Berryman)
22. The Elegant Universe (Greene)
23. Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Friere)
24. Tale of Genji (Murasaki)
25. Lolita (Nabokov)
26. Sula (Morrison)
27. House on Mano Street (Cisneros)
28. Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (Byers)
29. Indian Killer (Alexi)
30. Master and Margerita (Bulgakov)
31. Gnomes (Poortvliet)
32. My Faith in Frankie (Carey)
33. Polly and the Pirates (Naifeh)
34. The Scar (Mieville)
35. Everything is Illuminated (Foerr)
36. Through the Looking Glass (Carroll)
37. Esperanza Rising (Ryan)
38. Godless (Hautman)
39. Salt (Kurlansky)
40. Fear and Trembling (Kierkegaard)
41. Middlesex (Eugenides)
42. The Good Soldier (Ford)
43. Persepolis (Satrapi)
44. Something Wicked This Way Comes (Bradbury)
45. The Devil in Massachusetts (Starkey)
46. A Painted Field (Robinson)
47. Les Fleurs du Mal (Baudelaire)
48. Pippi Longstocking (Lindgren)
49. Confederacy of Dunces (Toole)
50. Story of O (Reage)

OK. I'll stop there. You get the point.

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