Category Archives: Memes

unfinished books

Stole this one from Kate. Seemed sort of interesting. I wonder why so much Neil Gaimen is on here.

The instructions are simple:

Bold those you’ve read.

Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once.

Italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish.

Underline those on your TBR list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (her own fault she needed an editor)

Anna Karenina

Crime and Punishment


One Hundred Years of Solitude

Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion (I tried this so many times as a kid. I have no interest in even trying again now)

Life of Pi: A Novel (attempted and was bored to tears)

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 (I loved this one the second time. Sooo good.)

American Gods (brilliant)

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Atlas Shrugged

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Memoirs of a Geisha

Middlesex (brilliant. Want to read it again in a few years)

Quicksilver (Thought I hadn’t finished this one. Finished this one. It was “The Confusion” [book 2] I couldn’t finish.)

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 (I want to read this. For some reason it’s one I pick up and start when I don’t have time to finish a book)

The Fountainhead

Foucault’s Pendulum



The Count of Monte Cristo


A Clockwork Orange

Anansi Boys

The Once and Future King (Julie hated this one too. I’ve read it multiple times.)

The Grapes of Wrath

The Poisonwood Bible

1984 (again with books I start only when I have no time)

Angels & Demons

The Inferno

The Satanic Verses

Sense and Sensibility

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Mansfield Park

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (I’m assuming this is the novel. I’ve read the play dozens of times)

To the Lighthouse (yaaaaaaaaaaawn)

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Oliver Twist

Gulliver’s Travels

Les Mis


A meme from Travis. Btw, part of Julie’s problem with meme is related to her name for Stella’s maternal grandmother. She calls her MeMe. Which is pronounced Me Me. We went to Fredericksberg, though and they had shirts for what I consider the proper spelling of that pronunciation – MiMi. So um… no point there. Just rambling.

Magazines I have subscribed to:

3-2-1 Contact Magazine – That one rocked when I was a kid. I dunno who’s subscription it was, but we all read it. I especially liked the episode and magazine article on how they did the makeup for the Thriller video.

National Geographic – Ah, the memories.

Smithsonian – We always had this vaguely interesting magazine around if you were bored.

Boy’s Life – Much like Travis I also got Boy’s Life. I really didn’t find the magazine that interesting, but I loved the ads in the back for secret decoder rings and wood burning kits. Also it had lots of good jokes.

Wired – I had Wired magazine back when all this computer stuff was new. It was awesome. Except that all the articles are the length of short novellas.

Gourmet – Julie’s been getting a subscription to this since we got married. I love it. Each month I go through and dog-ear and rip out recipies. The number one source of recipes� for what I cook.

Spin – technically Julie’s subscription, but I read it because it’s there. You know technically the only subscription I have is that damn Smithsonian magazine. How lame. I love Spin.

Rolling Stone – Julie got this free. It sucks. I especially hate their political coverage. They are left wing jack’n’apes. It’s like reading the left leaning version of the emails I get from the Family Research Council (motto: “We can make roads a religious issue).

I got many other science magazines throughout my life. I’ve forgotten their names though.

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