Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Scribblings

I went to my first IRL writers' group meeting yesterday and it was wonderful. I have a lot of processing to do, but I hope to be sharing some with you in the days to come. Suffice it to say, it was indeed a treat to be sitting in a group of women talking about POV, "show don't tell," and submissions without feeling like people are looking at you as if you've suddenly (oops... one of our presenters said that was on the "no no list")... rephrase.... as if you've sprouted another head in a split second.

Like I said, a lot to process, but I met some wonderful people and had some kind words on my writing. So...that was all good.

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Taken from Marianne who swiped it from Allie,

These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. Bold what you have read, italicize books you’ve started but couldn’t finish, and strike through books you hated. Add an asterisk* to those you’ve read more than once. Underline those on your TBR (To Be Read) list. [[NOTE: Although it looks like I've read a lot, chalk it up to a combination of being a literature major in college and the happy circumstance of my grandparents' owning a complete set of classics while I was growing up.]]

Jonathan Strange & M. Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One hundred years of solitude
Wuthering Heights*
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
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
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 : a novel
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
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit*
In Cold Blood
White teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

If I counted right, 42 out of 106. I have to admit, some of the books I've never even heard of.

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And, once again, a quiz that proves no matter how different Marianne and I are... in the land of quizzes we are identical twins separated at birth by time and distance.

2 comments:

Alice Teh said...

Hi Judy, I played too. It's here. :)

Allie Boniface said...

Wow, before reading your list, I hadn't known anyone else who actually read Atlas Shrugged...it's one of my favorite books!

You'll have to let me know what you think of The Time Traveler's Wife...