October 12, 2007

I am lying, am I not?

Good grief - these damned kids and their deal with "changing" and "growing". I just posted about Arun not singing at all - what, last week? Just last night as I was singing to him, he decided to join in. And he did a damned good job of it - considering he has never, ever attempted to sing with me before. I am wondering if the preschool had something to do with it because I do not normally sing Twinkle Twinkle with the hand motions that often, yet he knew what to do. And remember how I said Anjali hated the crib? I plopped her in there this morning so protect her from Arun while I took a quickie shower to rinse off yesterday's funk. By the time I got out, she was snoozing away. Damn. I wish I had known because it would have been nice to shave my leg while in the shower. I am reaching Cricket Status over here, folks. It ain't pretty.

Okay. A meme, which as you know I LOVE. Thanks, Average Jane! Of course, I had to do this one because Jane has been my book buddy and fellow book club member for so long. This is a great list of reads, too! Sadly, I have not read many of them. Speaking "well-read", I generally do not like that term. I read all sorts of books and would rather be called "well-rounded". There is something to be said for Sue Grafton, dammit.

Literary Meme

Bold those you’ve read.
Italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish.
Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once.
Underline those on your TBR list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: A Novel
The Name of the Rose

Don Quixote
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 Traveller’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
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
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
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
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
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
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
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid (in the original Latin)
Watership Down

Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers


Meleah the Mommy said...
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Rozanne said...

I might have to do this one. I just saw it on Average Jane's blog, too.

One thing I hope you will be spared is "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes." That ditty was a staple of some library group I went to when I was a little kid. And darned if I don't get stuck hearing it whenever I happen to be at our library on Tuesday nights when they have some kind of reading hour thing for kids.

That damn song gets stuck in my head every time. So inane!

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

I will never read Gravity's Rainbow...I know it's the best novel ever but sometimes I'm just happier sinking into a seat with my sci-fi/fantasy (incidentally, they gave the latest lit nobel to a sci-fi author). I do like a lot of classic literature so that's relaxing for me as well.

Most of the books on this list I've read because my father loves british/european literature (that's how he taught himself english) so I read them as a kid during those long interminable summers. Also, I was lucky to go to a high school that let us choose between a variety of english classes...and again, I took 2 years of european literature (I think one year was entirely brit lit, actually).

I'm very underead in terms of modern classics etc., though I have been trying harder recently.

Reading = happiness. What's the point of shitting on someone's Harry Potter or graphic novel/comics etc. love HAROLD BLOOM.