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October 3rd, 2007

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10:22 am - Now that we're together and we're where we belong...
bold what you have read
italicize what you started but didn't or couldn’t finish
strike through what you couldn’t stand
underline those on your to-read list
Add an asterisk to those you’ve read more than once

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights*
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : A Novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote - at least I think I started and didn't finish it. It's definitely on my to read list, but I think I've started it at least once.
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 : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales I've read pieces of it more than once.
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
Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus*
The Count of Monte Cristo*
A Clockwork Orange*
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King*
The Grapes of Wrath I've read pieces of this in anthologies and for classes, but never tried to read the whole book.
The Poisonwood Bible : A Novel
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 My this story is heartbreaking.
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 : 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*
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
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey*
The Catcher in the Rye*
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame* LOVE THIS BOOK, if for nothing else than the last thought. Way better than any movie made of it.
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* I think this is my all time favourite book. I reread it quite frequently.

PS: You can't claim there's no mystique and destiny for the Red Sox and Rockies while claiming that there is for Yankees, Mr. Writers Radio. Just no.
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Date:October 3rd, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
The only book on this list you couldn't stand was 'Wicked'? Fascinating. :)

(I didn't like it either)
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Date:October 3rd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
This is a pretty good list of books that don't suck. There are more that are on my "I wouldn't mind reading that" but I didn't count them because I don't own them, so they're not actually in my book queue.

Note that if Trilby or Scarlet showed up on this list, they'd make my loathe list.

I might not have been so rough on Wicked if I hadn't read, just the year previously, a fabulous "biography" of Long John Silver, so I had to compare it against and so many people told me how great, amazing, and fabulous it was, and then it just wasn't. And although I don't remember what they were now, I remember thinking at the time he took some unacceptable liberties with the source material.
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Date:October 4th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)


I'm actually reading Wicked right now. Well not RIGHT now..but when I'm reading that's the book. I'm enjoying it. I think it helps that I don't remember the books at all. I haven't read them since high school. I'm enjoying it but mainly in a 'what's gonna justify 'x'' kind of way. It's slow going and just odd but I'm curious about where the author is going so I will perservere.

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