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If This is Heaven, I'm BAILING OUT!! [Apr. 14th, 2004|05:00 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
[Mood |agonising pain]
[Music |Nick Cave : Mutiny In Heaven]

This is the best email I've recieved from my vampgirl.com addy yet; read it through...it almost makes sense!!!

(yes, I've done nothing today...no theatre/no shopping...I woke up at 4pm in severe need of painkillers; accursed me:/ *grumble wail*)

I NEED CHOCOLATE!!!

I'm going to start on an Easter egg! And yes, I've only eaten one small one since Sunday: Go Me!!

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Book Meme Borrowed From lieuwecaritas :
(bold the ones you've read)



Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Agee, James - A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights

Camus, Albert - The Stranger
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales
Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard
Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans

Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage
Dante - Inferno
de Cervantes, Miguel - Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Faust
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter

Heller, Joseph - Catch 22
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey

Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll's House
James, Henry - The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw
Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kafka, Franz - Metamorphosis

Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
Lewis, Sinclair - Babbitt
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild
Mann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible

Morrison, Toni - Beloved
Nabokov, Vladimir - Lolita
O'Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find
O'Neill, Eugene - Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan - Selected Tales
Proust, Marcel - Swann's Way
Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front
Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry - Call It Sleep
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Shaw, George Bernard - Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein

Silko, Leslie Marmon - Ceremony
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Sophocles - Antigone
Sophocles - Oedipus Rex
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck, John - East of Eden
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels
Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace

Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Voltaire - Candide

Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories
Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray

Williams, Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie
Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse

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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-04-14 10:06 am (UTC)
Give this list to a 14 year old and tell them this is their GCSE reading list - then phone an ambulance.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-14 10:14 am (UTC)
OMG!!! I very nearly sprayed my mug of tea all over the computer monitor then!

Seriously! You swine...

Boasting now...I read these ones from the list by GCSE age...

Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels
Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

*grin*
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-04-14 11:50 am (UTC)
Ah, but how many of those did you have to read and endure, and which did you pick up eager to be inspired?

These are the only ones I've properly read:

Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Kafka, Franz - Metamorphosis
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies

... which doesn't seem a lot, but then a) the classicas aren't the be all and end all (as a certain playwright once wrote), and b) the list is quite selective.

Personally I'm more af a 20th century literature type, so it's no wonder.

Mind that monitor, they don't grow on trees, more's the pity.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-14 12:04 pm (UTC)
Actually, I read ALL of them for my own enjoyment!!

I'd already read the whole of 'Lord of the Rings' by the age of 7, and the Narnia chronicles...and all of the Arthur Ransome 'Swallows and Amazons' series by the age of 8...had moved on to bigger and more exciting volumes. Mostly my grandfather's adult CS Lewis fantasy books, George MacDonald (victorian romantic fantasist) and his entire Agatha Christie collection;)

When I got to *big school* they made me take my first year english lessons with the third years until I moved schools nearer the second year!!

I tend to enjoy victorian/post-industrial novels...full of downtrodden situations and utopian ideals. Very much enjoyed Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' for that reason, and Emile Zola is also a favourite;)
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-04-14 10:29 am (UTC)

!!

OMG - 2.
Metamorphosis and Brave New World.

BNW by the way is the only book to have truly scared me. ever.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-14 10:35 am (UTC)

Re: !!

Just two??

Ross! You are now playing 'Catch Up'!!

I don't think I've read Brave New World...can't remember, so I didn't bold it lol:))
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-04-14 03:29 pm (UTC)

Re: !!

I have it somewhere - it's classic science fiction in that there is soooo little science to it but you can see where the "fiction" could almost almost become fact. it is disturbing on many levels.

and catch up? like i have time to read anything?

Oh, apart from on the bus to work when i'm not playing Final Fantasy Tactics Advance or Pokemon..

(you also should read K-PAX; excellent book.)
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From: scar_let
2004-04-14 04:18 pm (UTC)
Here's what I've read from that rather subjective list: (and I've noted books I've actually taught with a *)

Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights
Camus, Albert - The Stranger
Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Dante - Inferno
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities
*Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays
Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
*Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey
Kafka, Franz - Metamorphosis
*Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild
Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener
*Miller, Arthur - The Crucible
Morrison, Toni - Beloved
O'Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find
O'Neill, Eugene - Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan - Selected Tales
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein
*Sophocles - Antigone
Sophocles - Oedipus Rex
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - Slaughterhouse-Five
Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Williams, Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-15 06:53 am (UTC)
That's a lot of literature;)

Seems I have a lot of catching up to do myself!!
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From: scar_let
2004-04-15 06:55 am (UTC)
Nah, I think your list was comparable to mine...we both have stuff that the other hasn't read. You really should check out Crime and Punishment though...it is my favorite novel of all time, which is no mean feat!

(It's also the book I always recommend to people that they never seem to finish...sadly.)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-15 06:59 am (UTC)
LOL! I think I started it once too...

But, just for you, I shall Finnegan-Begin Again on Friday;)
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From: scar_let
2004-04-15 07:08 am (UTC)
Hmm, we must be online at the same time as I am getting your replies lickedy-split. If you're on MSN maybe we can sort some Whitby plans?
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-15 07:22 am (UTC)
Running it now:)
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From: scar_let
2004-04-15 07:28 am (UTC)
One sec...MSN is such a piece of crap.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-15 10:12 am (UTC)
Btw, a game:

I used to have two pet rats called Atticus and Radley...when they died I got a pair that looked the same and named them Scout and Jem...which book did the names come from?;)
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From: scar_let
2004-04-15 10:18 am (UTC)
Too easy, since I marked To Kill a Mockingbird as a book I've taught to undergrads before!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-15 10:25 am (UTC)
Hehe, I had noted that...

Just had to get the ratty names in *grin*...

Ok...tougher one (though I think you'll get it...): my next pair of ratty sisters were called Hero and Leander...to which piece of literature was I referencing??

I had a friend once who called his rat 'Berkoff'...now *that* is pretentious lol!!
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From: scar_let
2004-04-15 10:29 am (UTC)
I actually have two answers for this one:

the play by Christopher Marlow and the tale in Bulfinch's Mythology.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-15 10:55 am (UTC)
Keats/Byron/Bullfinch!!

RAR!!

http://www.bartleby.com/181/134.html

Ok...so what about Phoebus; one of the last pair (the other was Luna)??

*giggle*


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[User Picture]From: vashe
2004-04-15 06:00 am (UTC)
Oh dear:
Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
Nabokov, Vladimir - Lolita
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Williams, Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie

.... sadly only one of those was read as an indulgence! All but 'Lord of the Flies' were read for college/school. *hangs head in shame* I've got most of them scattered around my house though, so I have no excuse! *grin*
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-15 06:56 am (UTC)
Not three bad!! Get reading...sit in a park, look intelligent and smile at all the pretty boys going past lol!!
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2004-04-15 08:46 am (UTC)
All my valuble reading time has been dedicated to books for my approaching English exam... the question will be about a piece of first world war literature... ANY piece at all! So I've been pouring through as much as that as I can... come summer I'll start eating my way through the classics *grin* (had time off from the War stuff to read 'Battle Royale' and 'Blood Lust' of course!).
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-15 08:48 am (UTC)
Enjoy 'Blood Lust'??
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2004-04-15 08:56 am (UTC)
Haven't actually started it yet... I've only just finished 'Battle Royale'. I'll start reading it a bit later :)
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