I’m still psyched about GB passing the Bar (what a rockstar!), but today is physically not so much working out for me. I’m wildly uncomfortable (and we were out in the crazy heat all day), my feet are like gigantic Fred Flintstone feet, my ankles are completely gone,  my fingers are tingling from the carpal tunnel, I’m irritable as hell, and I’m feeling very crampy in unusual ways (with weird, irregular pains in my back, too). Could this be early labor? Could be. How the hell would I know? Anyway. I’m trying to stay distracted. That’s what memes are for, right?

Stolen from Psycgirl.

The top 100 or so books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. Bold the books you have read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22 (I owned this book for about 15 years and never actually read it)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (one of my all-time favorites–I got to teach this in a tutorial a couple years ago)
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel (I loved this book…I guess a lot of people didn’t. It worked for me.)
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses (God knows I tried)
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov (I’ve wanted to read this many times, and have never quite gotten to it)
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife (Went on about 150 pages too long)
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Can you say “totally overhyped”?)
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera (I’m just about to start re-reading this for the third time, actually)
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King (Read this when I was 10…loved the hell out of it. I have always been a geek.)
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
1984
Angels & Demons (Confessing I’ve read this should in no way detract from my rabid hatred of Dan Brown)
Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (I loved this book)
Dune (Read it/them as just a young’un)
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved (I’ve probably read this book 10 times, between reading for my own pleasure, reading for classes where it was on the syllabus, and teaching it)
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon (read this on a long-ass cross-country road trip. Good memories.)
Oryx and Crake
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye (Still a favorite of mine…I remain a persistent Salinger fan.)
On the Road (If I told you this book changed my life when I was 14, it’d be kind of cliched, huh? Okay. It’s really more of a drinking story anyway.)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values (Possibly one of the most overrated books. E.V.E.R.)
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

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