Friday, March 02, 2007

Read, I Can. Literate, I'm ....

It had been quite a while since I amuse myself with memes, and I found this meme particularly interesting while reading some of my friends blogroll. This meme I took from TulisJe.

Bold the ones you’ve read, italicise the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of.

1. + The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. + Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) ( I seen the movie and fell asleep not even halfway.. can't imagine what I do if I read this..)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. + Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) (Favorite.Book.Ever)
9. * Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. * A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. + Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. + Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. + Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. * A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. + Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. + Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. * Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. * The Stand (Stephen King)
19. + Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. + Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) ( I know, I know.. Tolkien fans would like.. enraged at me. But I am really not interested in reading stories of little people ok)
22. +The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) ( I was feeling particularly literary at that time. Ok. Not. It was the only damn book in the apartment at that time )
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. * The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. * Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) ( I myself am bewildered that I haven't read this yet..)
28. + The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) (Birthday present.. whee~ Got the whole set.. which is now scatters among my siblings)
29. * East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. * Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. * 1984 (Orwell)
35. * The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. * The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. * The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. * I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb)
39. * The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. * The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. * The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible
46. +Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) ( I read half of it ok.. kira laa. I will read it again.. arr.. later)
47. + The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) (Wanting to read, but the book is damn heavy to tot around in my bag)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. * She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. * The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. + A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) (Same as Anna Karenina.. read half of it. Got other interesting book.. I will finish it soon. Promise!)
53. * Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. * The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. + Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. * The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. * The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. * The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy) (I like to read this.. once.. when I am retired..)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. * Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. * One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. * Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. * The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. * Shogun (James Clavell)
74. * The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) (Eh.. I know the movie.. didn't know it was a book)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. *The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. * A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. * The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. * The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. * Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. * Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. * Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. * Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. + Emma (Jane Austen)
86. * Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. * Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. * The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. * Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer) (I don't like Jeffrey Archer. Except for that one book. But that because it is quite a slim book. Other Archer books.. don't think so..)
91. * In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. * The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
94. * The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. * The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) (Same as English Patient, was a book first meh?)
96. * The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. * White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. * A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. * The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. * Ulysses (James Joyce)

The one that is unmark is heard of book, but not really sure if I want to read it or not.

Herm. Definitely not literary. 24 books only read or halfway read..? Pitiful. Haha. But I believe I can only count 1 Asian writer in there. Haruki Murakami, Ha Jin, Chitra Divakaruni and the likes are not there... Oh well..

Oh yeah.. I almost finish the Patricia Cromwell Scarpetta series book, Blow Fly. Herm.. the book is quite.. dissapointing? I seems to found many irrelevant things in the book. I think I may have lost my interest in Scarpetta altogether. But probably will continue to read for the heck of it.

Haven't yet started on 4 blondes. I think I will only opt to rent book now. I don't have the space nor money to keep on buying new one. Maybe on some books which I wish to collect I guess. Or a really good bargain 2nd hand book. Hahaha..

p/s: Eh.. maybe I'll take En Kunci previous suggestions on looking up IMDB list of top 100 movies and pasting it here to really see which movie I know of, seen or never heard of.

Theehee.

4 comments:

obefiend said...

nice list

how about putting books by Stephen Ambrose or Neil Gaiman

wink wink

Jannah said...

Dils, I wanted to do the same meme, but then the lists macam tak banyak the books I read. You should list all the books you own instead, and bold the ones you have read and put star to the ones you have yet to come around to reading. That will show how book crazy we can get.

And take pictures. Pasti jeles semua orang. The infamous Dils Tower :)

Dila said...

Effi:
Heh. Don't know who generated the list.. I don't think the list have much genre in it. Yeah.. some of the more famous authors are not there and my most fav author ever Michael Crichton (eh.. make that 2nd).. not there too. Huh!

That's OK. One fine bored day, we'll do memes on movies next.


Jannah:

Haa. But I also like to read crap books written by unknown authors. Hahaha.. since they are cheap. But In my room, there's only 1 book I havent read I think.

And that is only because I picked up the wrong book to put in the plastic bag during the flea market sale. Gah.

Unta@Jitra said...

Byk dlm tu yg tatau langsung... jk rowling suda khatam suma... pehtu... aa byknye...

Okeh aku try wat imdb top 100... curi idea sepamm

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