vorpal pen (vorpal_pen) wrote,
vorpal pen
vorpal_pen

Hello, my name is vorpal_pen, and I am addicted to books.

I went to class. The teacher compared Diego Velázquez' painting, Las Meninas, to Transformers (There's more than meets the eye!). Whoot. I had fleeting thoughts of comparing Dürer's copyright suit against Raimondi to certain fandom kerfluffles for my research paper, but then I remembered I hate people, and shouldn't go out of my way to remind myself why.



Cheer up! Book meme! Stolen from shadesofbrixton:

The top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.

Since the majority of the books we were assigned in high I read prior to the class, I'm going to underline the ones I own and haven't read yet. Yes, I know I'm a terrible person. But books are shiny! And I tend to re-read the shiniest ones over and over.


1984
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
Anna Karenina
Beloved
Brave New World
Crime and Punishment
Dracula
Emma
Frankenstein
Great Expectations
Gulliver’s Travels
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Jane Eyre
Lolita
Love in the Time of Cholera
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlemarch
Moby Dick
Mrs. Dalloway
Northanger Abbey
Oliver Twist
On the Road
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Persuasion
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Blind Assassin
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The God of Small Things
The Hobbit
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
The Prince
The Silmarillion
The Tale of Two Cities
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island
War and Peace
Watership Down
Wuthering Heights
Catch-22
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Life of Pi : a novel
The Brothers Karamazov
The Iliad
Ulysses
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
A Clockwork Orange
A Confederacy of Dunces
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Short History of Nearly Everything
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angels & Demons
Atlas Shrugged
Cloud Atlas
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cryptonomicon
David Copperfield
Don Quixote
Dubliners
Dune
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Foucault’s Pendulum
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Gravity’s Rainbow
Inferno
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Les Misérables
Madame Bovary
Middlesex
Neverwhere
Oryx and Crake
Quicksilver
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Slaughterhouse-five
The Aeneid
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Confusion
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Fountainhead
The Grapes of Wrath
The Historian : a novel
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Kite Runner
The Mists of Avalon
The Name of the Rose
The Odyssey
The Once and Future King
The Satanic Verses
The Scarlet Letter
The Sound and the Fury
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Vanity Fair
White Teeth
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West

I did err on the side of caution: if I had any doubt I finished it or even made decent headway into it, I left it italicized or unchanged.

Read 20/106, Owned and Unread 10/106, Started but Unfinished 14/106.

Good lord. I mean, my GoodReads page does show that I own and inputed more to-read than already-reads, but still. I need to start finishing things.


Um, Dracula and Frankenstein are on the list, but Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde isn't? Well, actually I suppose that's a good thing, if it means people have read it. Y'all have read it, haven't you?
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