Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The best meme ever

I was inspired when Stacy wrote her own Meme. I had always wondered where Memes come from & if there is a 57 year old guy in Wisconsin bragging about how he started the iPOD meme. I of course want a piece of this action, so like always, I tag whoever reads this. Presenting the very original Sarakastic meme.

1. If you could travel back in time & kick anyone, who would it be & why?
2. When people mistake your name for another name, what is it? (People seem to call me Kate a lot, not at all close to Sara. Although, I was once known as Stacey at a place I worked, this went on for 6 months & spread like wildfire, even though I always wore a nametag)
3. If you could add any question to this Meme what would it be?

It's pretty obvious the Meme ran out of steam at the end there. Maybe it can be known as the Meme with the most abrupt ending ever.

So here is Stacy's Meme

Directions:
  • Use blue font for everything you’ve read
  • Use red font for everything you’ve started but never finished
  • Use purple font for everything you’ve read but wish you hadn’t
  • Use yellow font for everything you’d never read, even you and that book were the only things to survive the apocalypse
  • Use black font for things you’ve never read
  • Use green front for things you want to read
  • Use orange font if you’ve read the author but not that particular work
Sorry for the foray into teal that happens later in the Meme, it's supposed to be blue.


The Bible
Medea, Euripides
Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
Odyssey, Homer
The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer (I've always wanted to read Chaucer, it sounds so sophisticated)

The Inferno, Dante Alighieri
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare
Tartuffe, Moliere
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen Yes, I didn't finish it, I suck I know. I have probably seen every movie version of this ever made.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Eve of St. Agnes, John Keats
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Moby Dick, Herman Melville
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Little Women, Louise May Alcott
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
The Awakening, Kate Chopin
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll How have I never read this? I don't know
Ulysses, James Joyce
Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Lord of the Flies, William Golding Very good book that I wanted to finish but my eyes were not having it, as every copy I found of this book was written in size 6 font.
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov That's right, orange & purple together! I started reading Nabokov's Speak Memory. It's the only book from Rory's book club that has gone back to the library, although I may attempt it at some future date just for the sake of reading every book on Rory's list.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
A Good Man is Hard to Find, Flannery O’Connor
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
White Noise, Don DeLillo
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
White Teeth, Zadie Smith

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling
Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

I'm anxiously awaiting:
Untitled Memoir, Trish Ryan
Masochism is Always Funny: a Novel, Stacy Brazalovich

5 comments:

Stacy said...

Oh, I wish I'd seen your meme before I did the other book meme today. Oh, well. I'll do both!

megan said...

i love that you let people call you the wrong name for six months. that's hilarious.

i have fulfilled my tag, and did your meme on my blog.

and now it's time for you to go finish pride & prejudice. go on, go.

ellesappelle said...

Great meme! I have excitedly taken part on my blog.

I wonder if there's anyone doing the book meme who has actually read a Tolstoy and finished it?

Trish Ryan said...

You and Stacy inspire me. "Think up new meme" has now been added to my weekend to-do list.

LEstes65 said...

I'll take on your tag at my site. I can't wait. And to answer Ellesapelle - me (a math major) - I finished Anna Karenina. Go figure.