Saturday, December 01, 2007

Playing Catch-Up

Okay, so I I don't get to put a NaBloPoMo badge on my blog because I couldn't manage to post, "too drunk to post. good night" on Wednesday. I know. I suck. But hey, I'm here on December 1st, when most NaBloPoMo'ers are taking a break and hey, I only missed ONE lousy day, right? So, being the diligent little pupil I have always been, I am here for my make-up work. I missed a day, I make up a day. That's how I roll. I'm very reliable that way.

I'm also an idea-thief. As she happened to post it around the time I am trying to put my reading group back together, I liked Amy's list of books; so I am going to follow her lead and see just how many books on said list I have read or at least started to read...

Here is the key:
Bold the books you've read
Italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish.
Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights *
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: A Novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
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 Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
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
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
Frankenstein *
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath *

The Poisonwood Bible *
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
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
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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

Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye *
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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

There are so many other books that should/could be added to this list, but it does give me ideas of where to go next, as I am currently so freaking over Jodi Picoult. It's my own damn fault; I overdose on an author when I find one I like. The thing is, it's impossible to overdose on a Charles Dickens or a Barbara Kingsolver. So perhaps that is my marker of a "favorite" author. I need to find a new one because Charlie's not coming out with anything new these days and Barbara seems to be taking a nice long break.

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