Friday, May 12, 2006

Day 1 in 30:30, Pebble Lake Review and my reading hobbits

Well, it's now official. I've begun (again) my second 30:30 round in ITWS. Let's see how long I stink around this time.

My poem, bloom is now up in the Spring 2006 issue of Pebble Lake Review. Tons of poetry here -- however, being a print journal, only a few are available for viewing online. But hey, Rachel's got a poem here, too. Hiya, girl!

I've been tagged by 80% weird Michi to reveal my reading -- erm -- hobbits.
If you like to play along, check out the list below and see which ones you've already read, which ones you think you might read someday, and which ones you'll probably never read.

   Underline the ones on your book shelf.
   Bold the ones you've read.
   Italicize the ones you might read.
   Cross out the ones you wouldn't read even if -- er -- your sex life depended on it.
   And place (parentheses) around the ones you haven't heard of.

I'm only underlining the books I currently have here in Italy.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

(His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
(The Life of Pi-Yann Martel)

Animal Farm - George Orwell
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban-J.K. Rowling

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
(The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini)
(The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold)
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
(The Secret History - Donna Tartt)
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
(Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell)
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
(Atonement - Ian McEwan)
(The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert

(Sula by Toni Morrison)
(Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Brighton Rock - Graham Greene

(The Moor's Last Sigh - Salman Rushdie)
(We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Schriver)
(Disgrace - JM Coetzee)
(Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro)
(The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi)
(Small Island - Andrea Levy)
(Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake)

Ivanhoe - Walter Scott
(Perfume - Patrick Suskind )
(The reader - Bernand Shlink)
(Father and Son - Larry Brown)
(Crooked Hearts - Robert Boswell)
(She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb)
(Postcards - E. Annie Proulx)
(A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (stories) - Robert Olen Butler)
(Defiance - Carole Maso)
(Being Dead - Jim Crace)
(And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos, by John Berger)
(Holy the Firm, Annie Dillard)
(Bear Attacks--Their Causes and Avoidance, by Stephen Herrero)
(Desert Notes--Reflections in the Eye of a Raven, by Barry Lopez)
(River Notes--The Dance of Herons, by Barry Lopez)

(Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow)
(The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus)
(The Last of the Just by Andre Schwartz-Bart)
(Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis)
(Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
(The Red Tent by Anita Diamant)
(A Bell for Adano by John Hersey)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
(Herzog by Saul Bellow)

War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
The illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
Anton Chekhov's Short Stories - Anton Chekhov
Roughing It - Mark Twain
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. LeGuin

(The Mistress of Spices - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni)
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyesvki
Grendel - John Gardner
A River Runs Through It and other stories - Norman Maclean

(Nobody's Fool - Richard Russo)
(The Worst Journey in the World - Apsley Cherry-Garrard)
(The Book of the Thousands Nights and a Night - translated by Sir Richard
F. Burton)

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde (and The Other Thursday Next Novels)
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Making Love - Marius Brill
Metamagical Themas - Douglas Hofstadter
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Kassandra - Christa Wolf

Alice in Wonderland - C.S. Lewis
Women Who Run with Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Mother Tongue - Bill Bryson
View with a Grain of Sand - Wislawa Szymborska

Next, add your own to the list and pass it along.
My additions are:

Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Beauty of the Husband - Anne Carson
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years - Sue Townsend
Eats, Shoots and Leaves - Lynne Truss
Man and his Symbols - Carl G. Jung
The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams
Lord of the Rings (1-3) - J.R.R. Tolkien
What Doctors Don't Tell You: The truth about the dangers of modern medicine - Lynne McTaggart
Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog - Wendy Volhard and Kerry Brown, D.V.M.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (1-5) - Lemony Snicket
The Hundred Secret Senses - Amy Tan

The Complete Kamasutra (Alain Danielou, translator)


michi said...

yay for you, ms angela!!! as i said to rachel on her blog, i'll check out how much they charge for shipping to europe, i might just have to get me a copy.

i'll have a closer look at the book list tomorrow - though i see that, like me, you have never read the kamasutra, and i am sure that in your house, just like in mine, it does not have a place of honour in a shrine next to the bed.

good girls, that's what we are. ang-elic, both of us.

the archangel gabriel

michi said...

oh you MUST read:
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy (beautiful book)
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (very interesting, intriguing story, very well-written)
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde (an the other books in the series; the guy can beat my 80% weird!)
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman (he's a brilliant storyteller; reading this story which is definitely sci-fi, left me feeling i actually KNEW all the characters personally, and knew them well)
Mother Tongue - Bill Bryson (if you are interested in language, and the english language in particular, and you don't want to be turned off by someone listing boooooring lnguistic details, this is the book to read; i keep returning to it just to read a chapter or two)
Women Who Run with Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes (but i've told you that already)

out of yours i have read:
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years - Sue Townsend
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Lord of the Rings (1-3) - J.R.R. Tolkien
and the first of the lemony snicket books.

i also read bloom over at PLR. great stuff!



Arlene said...

teehee. of course not. my copy of kamasutra is in the living room, bottom shelf -- i have to stoop or kneel down to get to it. i know, i know. you're having naughty pictures of me in those positions now, and i refuse to elaborate further until you sober up.

thanks muchly for the book notes! i've noted them down... though i'll probably go for that fforde guy first. you know i like weird since i'm only 60% and have to work hard for it unlike some alien i know.

weird arl

michi said...

yes yes, read fforde! :) but make sure you get them in the right order. i actually think i have two copies of one of the novels ... i'll check. if i still have it, i can send it to you.

Arlene said...

yay! thanks... if you send, i want a dedication (written in vlad preferably). hee. i'll see to sending you something. would you like hefty old copies of rattle (the magazine)? or maybe you prefer my copy of kamasutra (annotated and corrected in my own handwriting). teehee.

with chinese accent,
weild all

p.s. haven't you written xvjkus (bayesian poems using x, v, j in three lines)?

michi said...

the book's still out with a friend of mine, but i will get it back eventually. please do remind me to send it! please! my brain is epnqgc as you know.
your chinese accent is vellllly sexy, much mol sexy than mein wery vonderful german wun which i can do if asked nicely.