That's not what the Death card means
written 2007-11-05 11:43:43
When other people start to feel like they have nothing to say on their blogs and websites and what have you, the Internet provides a wealth of useless crap from which to draw and take up space on your various pages. And, no different, I am likewise resorting to such.
While reading about Chick Tracts published by Darkseid, I also read this entry on books you have or have not read. The following are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users. Categories here are: have read, have read more than once, started but did not finish, have not read. Omitted categories: could not stand to read, and on my "to-read" list. I omitted the first one because few books make this grade with me (see Beloved below) and the second one because, well, my "to-read" list is mostly everything.
How you can make this stupid internet crap your own: copy all the book names into your own webpage, deleting my editorial snippets, and mark them according to the categories, what you've read and not read. Then post it, e-mail it, write it on a piece of paper wrapped around a brick and throw it at someone you think would like to read it.
You can blame Arrowette's Diary for this. I know I am.
Have Read (and Have Read Again*)
- The Silmarillion - I think. I read a lot of the Tolkien a loooong time ago.
- The Name of the Rose*
- Moby Dick
- The Odyssey
- The Brothers Karamazov*
- The Time Traveler's Wife
- The Iliad
- Great Expectations
- American Gods*
- Quicksilver *
- Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man*
- Brave New World*
- The Fountainhead
- Foucault's Pendulum*
- The Once and Future King - I think?
- The Grapes of Wrath
- Anansi Boys*
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
- One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Oliver Twist
- Gulliver's Travels
- The Corrections
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay*
- The Prince
- Beloved - this is some Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou crap, right? I believe I was obligated to read this at some point in school.
- The Scarlet Letter
- The Confusion*
- The Catcher in the Rye
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an Inquiry into Values
- Watership Down
- The Hobbit*
- Treasure Island
- The Three Musketeers
Started but did not finish
- War and Peace - I love a book that I can read 800 pages, lose track of it, and still not really be half-finished with
- A Confederacy of Dunces - comes highly recommended, though
- Gravity's Rainbow - I'm arguably still reading this.
Have Not Read