Book meme:

I’ve changed this a bit, but the rules I used are as follows:
Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you’ve been meaning to read, cross out the ones you probably won’t read, underline the ones on your book shelf, and place parentheses around the ones you’ve never even heard of. Books in plain text are things I haven’t read and feel neutral toward.

To answer Mim‘s question: There are books I would only read if I were stranded someplace and didn’t have much choice of reading material, and there are books I probably still wouldn’t read (like horror stories) until I’d been stranded for a month. I figured I should make some sort of distinction among the books I have yet to read. Of course, I should also note that I might not have gotten around to reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, which I really liked, had I not been staying with friends for a month with only about three books of my own (one of which I finished on the train on the way there).

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

Yarn quiz in the extended entry.


You are Mohair
You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with

others, doing your share without being too

weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely

refuse to change your position once it is

set, but that’s okay since you are good at

covering up your mistakes.

What kind of yarn are you?
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