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Reading Meme

You can tell a lot about a person by the books that they have read. For those with the ability to remember (or those that have kept a list), this meme is for bibliophiles who remember the last 30 or so books they have read and maybe a few words of what they thought.  

1. Firestarter- Stephen King (I liked this one well enough)
2. Christine- Stephen King (Much better than the movie, it was an actual ghost story, not just a story about a killer car)
3. The Child Thief- Brom (So good, it was hard to put down. A problem when I was in the middle of finals. A creepy re-telling of Peter Pan)
4. Thinner- Stephen King/Richard Bachman (Alright- but I could see how readers knew that Stephen King and Richard Bachman were the same person. He references Firestarter)
5. The Tommyknockers- Stephen King (I was on a Stephen King kick or something ;) This one I thought could have been much shorter and lots could have been edited out)
6. Needful Things- Stephen King (Great book, but I thought the ending was kind of a let down)
7. The Pilo Family Circus- Will Elliot (Hell as a circus, what more could you want? This was a great book!)
8. The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde (Really enjoyed this one)
9. Under the Dome- Stephen King (Even though it's not about the end of the world, it still filled that special spot I hold in my heart for the apocolypse) 
10. The Ballad of Reading Gaol- Oscar Wilde (This one made me sad)
11. In Cold Blood- Truman Capote (Hard to tell that it was actually non-fiction)
12. The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels- Richard Bachman/Stephen King (I loved three out of four- Roadwork took me forever, I just couldn't get through it) 
13. Criminal Law- Joel Samaha (For a lawbook it was good)
14. Zombie- Joyce Carol Oates (Based on the Jefferey Dahmer case, good read, but disturbing)
15. A Doll's House- Henry Ibsen (Based on Victorean sensibilities, but still holds true in the reaction today)
16. Everyman- Morality Play (Would have preferred to see it, than read it)
17. Grave's End- Elaine Mercado (A haunting told from the perspective of a nurse)
18. The Zen of Zombie- Scott Kenemore (funny)
19. The Physik Book of Deliverance Dane- Katherine Howe (Good first book)
20. Every Dead Thing- John Connolly (Good murder story)
21. Ladyhawke- Joan D. Vinge (Liked the book better than the movie)
22. Restoration- Rose Tremain (I liked that the hero was not heroic in any sense)
23. Pet Semetary- Stephen King (Much better the second time through)
24. Sherlock Holmes the major stories and essays (Love Sherlock Holmes, but still get the feeling that, if you've read one, you've read them all)
25. Johnny Got His Gun- Dalton Trumbo (hard for me to finish. WW1 soldier who is in an explosion ends up having his arms, legs and face removed. Blind and deaf. The doctors keep him alive as a medical oddity but think he is brain damaged when he is not)
26. VooDoo Dreams- Jewell Parker Rhodes (this book was very sad) 
27. East End Murders- Neil R. Storey (Looks at several murders in Victorean England)
28. The Amityville Horror- Jay Anson (not true, but entertaining) 
29. Criminology: theories, patterns and typologies- Siegel (A very biased textbook in my opinion)
30.  The Sacred Book of the Werewolf- Victor Pelevin (A very unique look at werecreatures and cultures)

Currently Reading. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell- Susanna Clarke (This is the second time I've tried reading it, and it doesn't even seem like I'm reading the same book)

I knew my Shelfari account was good for something!

Tomorrow I go pick my stuff up for gradumation, or is it today? It's 1:12 AM




( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 19th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
I know I couldn't make it through VooDoo Dreams. You get hit with way too many sad things with no hope to sustain you to see the end. Of course, the sad things also had to be really super hard for me to read.
May. 19th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
I got through it, it took a while, and it does have a goodish ending. But it is still a very sad book.
Apr. 15th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
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