Friday, February 17, 2006

Holy Shit, a meme!

Thanks to Doppelganger's unluckiness, I now will attempt to put some books in listy-lists for you all. (I knew her shout out was a butter-up for something...)

Here we go:
1) Name five of your favourite books.
(See, even from the get-go thse nefarious Canadians must slip in those extra Us)
I'm not quite sure how to answer this. My favorites change so often, but there have been some books that changed me, or sustained me, or were such a part of one time in my life I can't forget them.
1. Neuromancer by William Gibson
2. Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
3. Weetzie Bat by Francseca Lia Block
4. Maus by Art Speigleman
5. Confessions f a Crap Artist by Philip K. Dick
Wow, I am a nerd.

2) What was the last book you bought?
The last book I bought was Nightwood by Djuana Barnes. 50 cents at a library sale.

3) What was the last book you read?
The last book I finished was Already Dead by Denis Johnson. I promise some kind of review soon...

4) List five books that have been particularly meaningful to you (in no particular order).
Besides the ones listed above, here are a few more.
1. How to Cook A Wolf by MFK Fisher
2. The Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankwieler (or whatever it is)
3. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
4. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
5. 100 Demons by Lynda Barry
But there are so many!

5) Name three books you've been dying to read but just haven't gotten around to it?

1. Native Tongue
2. No Logo
3. The Year of Magical Thinking- I am so broke!

6) Tag five people and have them fill this quiz out on their own.
Sorry guys!
Re, Shay-rah, Gwen, Anita, Maryann

Don't feel bad if you don't do it. Just remember that you OWE ME BIG TIME!


Anita said...

LOL! Other than the Year of Magical Thinking, I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm not sure I've heard of any of these other books. I'm so illiterate.

Of all of these that you mention, which would you recommend the most highly if you could only recommend one.

Mike said...

I read No Logo after seeing -- mostly because I loved Naomi Klein's glasses and the fact that she decided to be interviewed for a documentary in a low-cut satiny blouse.

The book terrified me.

Also, I have fond memories of my 4th grade teacher, Mr. Doughty, reading The Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankwieler aloud to us. I also remember maybe having a crush on him. Thanks for bringing that memory back.

Anita said...

Oops - - I forgot to mention I completed the meme. It's not the top post though because I FINALLY finished On the Road. Torturous.

Anita said...

I hope you know that when I said "torturous" in my last comment that I was referring to On the Road - - not the meme! On the Road sucked.