Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Bookish Meme

BJ tagged me for this meme quite some time ago, but I needed some time to think about my answers, so, though late, here it is!

List:-
Four childhood books I've read.
1. "Little House" series
2. Caddie Woodlawn
3. The Secret Garden
4. Mathilda

Four Classic books read & never forgotten.
1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. (Yep!)
2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
3. The Maltese Falcon (even though it's a 20th century novel)
4. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (another 20th century novel)

Four personal modern 'Classic' novels...
1. The Catcher in the Rye
2. My Antonia by Willa Cather (I'll keep this one too, BJ!)
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Agreed again!)

Four authors I read again and again...
1. William Faulkner
2. Edgar Allan Poe (We must be related, BJ!)
3. John Steinbeck
4. David Sedaris

Four authors &/or books I'll never read again.
(Well, I don't want to say never, but...)
1. Not a fan of Shakespeare
2. or Austen
3. ?
4. ?

Four books on my 'To-Be-Read' list...
1. Jude the Obscure What is my problem?!
2. The Great Gatsby Imagine being an English graduate and having never read Gatsby!
3. Finnegan's Wake Man, I am a glutton for punishment!
4. Oliver Twist

The four books I'd take to a desert island...
1. Some sort of foreign language learning book.
2. Finnegan's Wake! If I were stranded, then I might have time to actually try to make sense of it!
3. The Bourne Trilogy (in the form of one bound book)--if this is possible
4. Something by James Thurber so I can have a good laugh now and again

Four books recommendations you have followed:-
1. The Bourne Identity. Recommended by Alisa; though it was on a to-read someday list, she told me that I'd really like it--and I did! That's all I can think of, at the moment!
2. " " Supremacy, also from Alisa.
3. When I finish Supremacy, I plan to read Ultimatum (so I'm sorta cheating with the meme answers...)
4. ?


The last lines of one of my favorite books:
"Spade, looking down at his desk, nodded almost imperceptibly. 'Yes,' he said, and shivered. 'Well, send her in.' (Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon)--sorry--this doesn't make sense unless you've read the book, but I didn't want to give any plot away.

I'll tag anyone who wishes to do this meme, but I especially hope that Alisa decides to participate, because I'd love to see her answers!

1 comment:

BJ Roan said...

Well done! I'm glad you finished before you took off for your work/vacation trip!