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The LibraryThing Meme & Others

Why, yes, I am avoiding going to work, why do you ask?

For people who come in through’s front page instead of LJ, there’s an LJ-only poll/post here which it’s possible people without LJ accounts can’t actually participate in anyway, so maybe I’m just torturing you. Hm. :)

I’ve seen this in a variety of places on my flist and haven’t gotten around to doing it yet, so I’m considering myself tagged by Kate Elliott and playing along. The meme:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to (or not).

1. “How You Remind Me” — Nickelback
2. “Razzle Dazzle” — Chicago soundtrack
3. “Rule The World” — Take That
4. “Rock Star” — Nickelback
5. “Hallelujah” — Leonard Cohen
6. “River of Dreams” — Billy Joel
7. the Indiana Jones theme — John Williams

I’m sure that says something about me, but I don’t know what. :)

Ooof. The nice postman just delivered unto me six pounds of manuscript: HANDS OF FLAME for author alterations, which other publishing houses call galleys, and which means this is the last time I see the manuscript before it gets published. Holy cow. It’ll be *out* in another four months. That’s hardly any time at all! I guess I better get busy. :)

These are the 106 most common unread books on LibraryThing’s collective bookshelves. The meme:

* Bold the ones you’ve read
* Underline the ones you read for classes (at least once)
* Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish
* *star it* if it’s actually on your bookcase and you haven’t read it

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The 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: a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian: a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible: a novel
Angels & Demons
The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise)
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 Miserables
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: a memoir
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: a novel
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
Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

Interestingly, there are far more books on this year’s list that I want to read than last time I saw this meme. Or at least more than I’m remembering. And I’m a little embarrassed at all of those classics that I haven’t read. I don’t quite know how I got through, like, *living* in 1984 without *reading* it…

Dude, I’ve walked six and a half miles today. Wow. *waves a little flag*

Arright, arright, I’m going to work.

miles to Minas Tirith: 335.3

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Tags: memes

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