Sunday, 8 June 2008

The Sunday Salon and I always meant to meme


It has been a bit of a different reading week for me this week. I finally discovered audiodownloads, and found lots of free downloads on lirivox.org and at itunes so I have started going to bed listening to a chapter as I'm drifting off to the land of nod. I have also discovered Neil Gaiman's Journal and spent the week reading his short stories, of which I did a mini review here. Which has then progressed to finding different shortstory sites.
So my reading challenges have been almost abandoned this week, and new discoveries have been made. I must however get back on track with my normal reading and challenges this week. I should complete Mister Pip today which will me I will have successfully completed the Orbis Terravm challenge, which is great as I managed to sign myself up to another challenge this week! The Graphic Novel challenge, this is a year long challenge but Dewey has opened it up to new participants saying that if the join now they will only need to read 3 graphic novels by December. As I've never read a grahic novel in my life I thought this was a good way to start and I brought my first one yesterday.
That was a bit of a ramble.....

I was thinking about my reading habits the other day, and geek that I am, I managed to create a little meme for myself, would be good to see others answers.
I always meant to...
The author I always meant to read is Angela Carter, I have her books, she has been on mount tbr since a uni lecturer and some students raved about her but I've just never got there.
The autor I always meant to read more of, well this list is huge but I'll just keep it to a few: Ian McEwan, Charles Dickens, A.S Byatt - other stuff always comes up instead.
The genre I always meant to try/read has to be cult classic, I always look at those lists and I haven't even scratched the surface.
The book on my tbr pile I always mean to read next is The Poisonwood Bible or Arthur and George.
The book I always meant to try again is Sophies World by Jostein Gaarder
Some responses to the meme:

7 comments:

Table Talk said...

I could do with reading "Sophie's World' again, especially as the first time round I was thrown by what I now know was a very bad translation problem. I don't suppose it's been rectified, but at least this time round I would be prepared.

Lizzy Siddal said...

Excellent meme, Katrina. I've posted a full response on my blog and issued myself yet another reading challenge at the same time!

Terri said...

I like that meme! I think it needs to travel. Mind if I tag someone with it?

Terri said...
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Terri said...

Re: tag - I just mean send it on to other book bloggers and challenge them to answer the questions. As in "Tag, you're It!" I'll give you credit/link back to your blog.

Shauna said...

I hope you don't mind if I snag the meme for my own blog. It won't be in my Sunday Salon post, but I'll attribute it as coming from you. Thanks.
Shauna
http://shootingstarr7.livejournal.com

naida said...

fun meme :) The Poisonwood Bible is an excellent read.

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