Bookshelf Meme

From Tony Pierce via Annika and on back:

“Copy the list from the last person in the chain, delete the names of the authors you don’t have on your home library shelves and replace them with names of authors you do have. Bold the replacements.”

  1. J. D. Salinger
  2. Erich Maria Remarque
  3. John Steinbeck
  4. J. R. R. Tolkien
  5. Neil Gaiman
  6. Nick Hornby
  7. Stephen King
  8. Ernest J. Gaines
  9. Dave Eggers
  10. David Sedaris

*I should point out that I’ve been in a classics-reading mode for the last month or so, hence the high number of classic authors. I’m certainly not trying to appear intellectual, because anyone who’s been in my room knows that there’s a lot of crap on those bookshelves.

I’m really interested in what authors others own, so if you decide to do this on your own site, please leave a comment so I can go check it out. Thanks!

7 Replies to “Bookshelf Meme”

  1. i always look at the Gaiman selection when i’m in the bookstore, but i never pull the trigger for some reason. Do you recommend him?

  2. annika–

    it is possible that american gods by gaiman is my favorite book.

    certainly the best novel i’ve read in the last five years.

  3. yes, definitely! American Gods is fantastic, and I’m very fond of Neverwhere, too. Stardust is okay, but I wouldn’t recommend it as your introduction to Gaiman. Smoke and Mirrors is a mostly brilliant collection of short stories and other little writings. And then, of course there’s the Sandman series…I could just go on and on. Gaiman’s one of my favorite authors of all time, if not THE favorite.

  4. Interesting selection, glad you intersperse classics with contemporary. Just finished reading Tolkien’s “Simarillion” again, and recommend it if you like the more popular Tolkien works. I’ve also read the Lost Tales, Farmer Giles, and another one about a smithy that frequently visits fairyland.

    Now I’m reading “Teddy Roosevelt: A Strenous Life” by Kathleen Dalton, and am getting a better appreciation of a popular Republican turned progressive (women’s rights, child labor laws, environment, safety, etc).

  5. I’m not going to reply to this. With no connection at home, I’m afraid it’d require too much work than I can bother with right now.

    However, I can tell you that I’m Not reading Infinite Jest.

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