26 January 2010

neat meme

A ten random books meme from Stuck In A Book! The idea is to pick 10 randomly from your bookshelves and see what that says about you. I went to random.org to get the numbers and pulled the books from my librarything list, which is in order by author. so here i go.

  • Number 129- When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason- unread, recommended by various book bloggers, i bought the series but have only read the first 2. Vampires and a kick-ass heroine.

  • Number 178- Magic's Price by Mercedes Lackey- read a while back and purchased after, a fantasy series that happens to have a gay hero.

  • Number 38- The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury- read, sci-fi short stories that i didn't particularly like. Haven't sold it or put it on paperbackswap because i bought it used for $1 and it smells heavily of cigarettes.

  • Number 137- Start Making Sense: Turning the Lessons of Election 2004 into Winning Progressive Politics by Don Hazen- read, probably in a very weird depressed/optimistic mood.

  • Number 76- The Witches by Roald Dahl- read, I guess this shows that i'm trying to go back and read some of the classics of children's lit that i skipped over as a child myself.

  • Number 158- The Elements of Style by Strunk and White- sort of read? I got this after reading Stephen King's On Writing. I haven't read it cover to cover but i have skimmed bits when i needed an answer.

  • Number 210- King Rat by China Mieville- unread, don't know why i picked this one up.

  • Number 251- ok, this is the first one i wanted to cheat on, because the book is The Story of O by Pauline Reage. I haven't even read it yet but i'm blushing as i write this out anyway because we both know what this is about! It is on the 1001 books list which is why i bought it.

  • Number 188- Like a Splinter in Your Mind: The Philosophy Behind the Matrix Trilogy by Matt Lawrence-read. more sci-fi, from the pop culture and philosophy type books that i love. also points to the fact that i like head-trippy movies.

  • Number oops, i had to cheat on this one, the random number drew 251 again, on a re-roll i got

  • Number 25- Cabal by Clive Barker- read. Horror novellas.
So i actually think this list is rather representative of my tastes and what i am. No graphic novels or hard science non-fiction were represented. But i'm progressive, liberal, thoughtful. I don't mind pondering hard questions or taking recommendations.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing the meme! What a wonderfully eclectic list of books.

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  2. I remember reading several huge rants about Lackey's portrayal of gay men in that particular series.

    FYI, I've had to salvage cigarette-smoke-saturated books before, and apparently the best method is to sit the book up vertically, with the pages fanned out as much as possible. It's especially good if you leave it in an area with good air circulation (obviously) and a lot of sunlight. Took two or three weeks, in my experience.

    King Rat isn't really worth reading, IMO.

    And don't blush over The Story of O! Well-written naughty books are awesome. :P

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