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March 09, 2006

Books and TV and blogs, oh my!

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I was all conflicted this morning: do I post about Black. White. or do I do a book meme? Decisions! Luckily, Cate made the decision for me by starting a new group blog: Reality TV Sociology. Come read or blog along with us if you're so inclined.

So the book meme! This is from Carole, even though she forgot me in the librarian list. ;-)

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
The Secret History - Donna Tartt

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert

Hmm. There are some that might be on my bookshelf but I don't remember that they're there. (Someday I will complete my inventory...) Or that I've borrowed. Yeah. The Atwood is on my night table, actually, now that I think about it, but it's not mine so I didn't count it.

Also, apparently I do not decide that I won't read books. I mean, I'd read pretty much anything if you put it in front of me. (Vickie, this means you.) Also, yes, I've heard of all of them. Lit degree + enough time as a bookseller will do that.

Oh, and I forgot to tag people. How about Erica and Rachel and Kristen? (Sorry if any of you have already done it.)

Posted by Kat at March 9, 2006 03:46 PM

That's always been my policy, too -- I'll read absolutely anything that someone puts in front of me. I might not *finish* it, but I'll try.
That was one nice thing about working at the bookstore -- picking up interesting promos that I never would have read if I had to pay for them. I've found some interesting things that way.

Posted by: Tracy at March 9, 2006 04:41 PM

You need to read Handmaid's Tale. Really! And I'm sorry about forgetting to tag you along with the other librarians!

Posted by: Carole at March 9, 2006 05:33 PM

The Handmaid's Tale is a little scary to read these days...

Posted by: Chris at March 9, 2006 07:13 PM

another country heard from...allright kat, i've found the perfect book for you. realizing that selby might be a bit much to start with, i've decided on the willow tree. then you can move on to requiem for a dream. although after that one, you may never speak to me again. and that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the type of stuff i usually read. and thanks for making me go through my books. i really need to inventory them at some point too. for those that don't know me, capital letters are overrated.

Posted by: Vickie at March 11, 2006 06:19 PM

I'm not sure I'll have time to get to it but I wanted to throw out the notion that Phillip Pullman is one of my all time favorite authors; the Lockhart Trilogy is fantastic and "His Dark Materials" is very thought provoking. All are well written and women are seen as equals to men - not something that was common in the stories I grew up reading!

Posted by: Kristen at March 13, 2006 11:19 PM

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