Friday, June 02, 2006

Nerd Meme

I like books!

the titles you've read, italicize the ones you might read, cross out the ones you won't, underline the ones on your book shelf, and place parentheses around the ones you've never even heard of.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - Scott F. Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling

The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
(this is a terrible book)
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
The Secret History - Donna Tartt

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert
Sula by Toni Morrison
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (I'm pretty sure OSC is a Scientologist. Talk about your buzzkills.)


Blogger Chris Clarke said...

It's worse than that. He's a Mormon.

6/02/2006 11:50 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

I'm sorry, I must have misheard you. I thought you were saying that there's a religious belief more patently offensive to the intellect than Scientology, and that just ain't so.

6/03/2006 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

Augh, thank you. _The Kite Runner_ was the summer reading for the class of 2009 and so far I have not talked to anyone who also thinks it sucks (I still got Khaled Hosseini to sign my copy though).

6/03/2006 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Gillie said...

Have you read Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer? I must say mormonism does give the clams a run for their money.

6/06/2006 5:13 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Gillie, I haven't. However, I have heard some of Mormonism's stranger points (as related by a friend of mine who was dating a Mormon), and none of them can even compare to anything I've heard about Scientology. The Sea Corps? Fuckin' Thetans? It boggles the mind.

6/07/2006 10:31 PM  

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