Monday, March 05, 2007

It's all about the meme

Monday, March 05, 2007

During a recent game of trivial pursuit (ahem, French junior edition that is - look, some of the questions are actually a bit HARD, alright? Stop looking at me like that!)

So I learned, while I was (cough) happily losing (because being an only child does wonders for social development), that in Les Miserables (the written one), Fantine doesn't sell her pretty locks, like in the version musicale, but rips out her gnashers to sell instead. I guess a bald aria is easier than a gummy one.

So, in the spirit of cultural learning, here's a book meme from her
Except that I changed it.
A little.
Because I just can't help myself.
Italicized = books you want to read
Bold = books you've read
Strike = books you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole or wish you hadn't
* = never heard of it
+ = on your shelf

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
(possibly +, I can’t remember)
+To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) (honest, I will one day)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
+The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
+The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
+The Lord of the Rings:
Two Towers (Tolkien)
+Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. +Perfume, Patrick Süskind

10. +
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, (Lewis Carroll)
+Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)

+Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix (Rowling)
14. * A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)

+Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
. On The Road, (Jack Kerouac)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
(I’ve been over Mr King since I was 14)
+Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling)
0. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

+ The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
22. +The Catcher in the
Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

24. +Winnie the Pooh, (AA Milne)
25. +Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. +The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
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 Wind in the Willows, (Kenneth Grahame)
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. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
39. +Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
40. *The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)

42. +Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein)
Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
44. *The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. +Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Stupid, stupid, stupid. Blah.
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. +Gullivers Travels (Jonathan Swift)
49. +The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

50. *Clarissa (Samuel Richardson)
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. +Farenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
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. +Far From The Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. Don Quixote (
Miguel De Cervantes))
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. +Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
77. +Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. *Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
80. The Plague (Albert Camus)
81. Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
82. +Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Middlemarch, George Eliot
85. +Emma (Jane Austen)
86. +Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. +Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. *Nightmare Abbey (Thomas Love Peacock)
89. +Animal Farm, George Orwell
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)
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
96. +Magician, Raymond E Feist
97. *White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)

99. *The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

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