Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bookish memes

I saw this one someone else's blog and figured why not throw in my answers as well. There's something about this hot weather that makes me feel like writing proper posts!

Author/s I've always wanted to read but haven't yet:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I don't know why/how I've never finished one of his books. David Mitchell, but I kind of want to read Ghostwritten before anything else and I can never find it in my library (and I'm too cheap to buy it!)! I keep hearing good things about Paul Auster, but again - no luck so far! I've also never finished anything by Louis de Bernieres! Kazuo Ishiguro.

Author/s I'd like to read more of:

Definately Margaret Atwood. I've read The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, but everything else of hers seems to be very chunky. I'd probably put Ian McEwan on this list as well, though I seem to have a love/hate relationship with him. Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing.

Author/s I think I should read but have no interest in (true confessions):

Salman Rushdie, Irvine Welsh

Book/s I think I should read but have no interest in:

Moby-Dick, On the Road, Ulysses, To the Lighthouse

Authors I love that I've recently discovered:

Margaret Atwood? Not sure who else, really. And she wasn't THAT recent either.

The genre/s I've wanted to read more of:

If I'm honest, I'd probably say classics. More dystopian literature. I love children's books.

The book/s on my TBR pile I always mean to read next:

On Beauty by Zadie Smith, Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, Atonement by Ian McEwan, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Book/s I want to try again:

Books by Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens. Anna Karenina. Nineteen Eighty-Four

Books I want to re-read:

I have a plan to reread the books in the Twilight series before Breaking Dawn is released. Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier is a favourite reread. Favourite books from childhood like The Outsiders, Island of the Blue Dolphins, True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Books I will never, ever read:

The DaVinci Code, The Secret, anything by John Grisham.

And here's another one - I was tagged by Keris absolutely ages ago:

1. Who is your all-time favourite author, and why?
Probably Alice Hoffman. I love the way she writes and I just seem to fall into her stories and get carried away...

2. Who was your first favourite author, and why? Do you still consider him or her among your favourites?
My FIRST favourite author? Wow, I have no idea. Possibly Gertrude Chandler Warner, who wrote The Boxcar Children. Then possibly EB White afer I read and fell in love with Charlotte's Web. I'd probably still list The Boxcar Children and Charlotte's Web amongst my favourite books, but not so much the authors.

3. Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favourite authors, and why?
Margaret Atwood, after I read The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake.

4. If someone asked you who your favourite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth?
Alice Hoffman, Meg Cabot, John Irving, Haruki Murakami.

5. TaggedRules: Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the Author questions, tag some people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.
Blah, blah, blah. You're tagged if you want to be, you're not if you don't.

1 comment:

  1. I love these memes, its a great way of getting to know people!


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