Thursday, October 11, 2007

more bookishness

here's another one of those book list memes -- feel free to steal it!:

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

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Crime and Punishment
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
Ulysses
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*
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
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
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
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
1984*
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 (I saw a theatrical production of it, though...)
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
The God of Small Things
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
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
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (I read the motorcycle
parts and skipped the Zen!)
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

In more book news, I'm trying to decide whether to join the 12-prizewinning-books challenge that I keep reading about. Ms. Jan talks about it here. I have at least three "eligible" books on my shelf at the moment, including one that I've gotten stalled halfway through... Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. I got side-tracked reading Karin Slaughter murder mysteries while on vacation, and then Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen, and now Custodian of Paradise by Wayne Johnston. I'm almost done, though, and I promise to go back!

(side note -- Wayne Johnston is a wonderful writer; if you haven't read The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, it's worth looking for!)

I spent a few days in Portland this week, mostly for work... did a little damage at Fabric Depot, which was having one of its "30% off everything" sales. (and no sales tax, 'cause it's Oregon!) Then I wandered around and found a cool yarn shop called "Twisted" and bought yarn for my "toe-up on two circular needles" socks class that starts in a couple of weeks.

Portland was a riot of fall colors, although locals said it was starting later than usual this year. I wish I'd brought my camera along to capture some of it; the blends of green, brown, orange, yellow, red, purple were truly stunning in some places!

3 comments:

Jeanne said...

After reading the list, I find myself saying, "I saw the movie" more than "I read the book." That speaks volumes. VBG

julieQ said...

I love the colors of fall, too!
That is quite a reading list!! and I am surprised that I have quite a few of them!!

JulieQ

Laurie Ann said...

Some day I would love to visit the Fabric Depot in person. Got some great doggie fabric from there on-line and loved it!