Sunday, June 12, 2005

The road goes ever, ever on...

...and so does the Job Hunt. So far I'm 0-8. Going to spend tomorrow hitting the pavement after 5 more possibilities, and buying tickets for Batman Begins, which I'm going to see with Straight Guy Friend.

Finished Son of the Shadows, which was good except for the whole Rake Reformed By the Love of a Good Woman trope, which is not only annoying and cliche but a bit dangerous in my opinion. Still, it's summer, I'm not reading anything heavy-duty. Currently working on Hornblower and the Atropos. I really do have quite the love/hate affair with that man. But I'll save my thoughts for later. Bought a collection of Anne Sexton's poetry, Erica Jong's Sappho's Leap, James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, all for 2 bucks. Damn you, Second Hand Table at the Library, damn you to heck!

Yeah. At the moment I'm tired and discouraged. Time for a book meme:
A list of 110 banned books. Bold the ones you've read.
The Bible
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
The Koran
Arabian Nights
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavell
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
Essays by Michel de Montaigne
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Ulysses by James Joyce
Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Candide by Voltaire
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Analects by Confucius
Dubliners by James Joyce
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Red and the Black by Stendhal
Capital by Karl Marx
Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Jungle by Upton Sinclair
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Diary by Samuel Pepys
Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Color Purple by Alice Walker
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
The Talmud
Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
Separate Peace by John Knowles
Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Popol Vuh
Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
Satyricon by Petronius
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Black Boy by Richard Wright
Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Metaphysics by Aristotle
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Sanctuary by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
Ãmile by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Nana by Ãmile Zola
Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Hm. That's a pretty poor showing. Looks like I've got some work to do...

2 Comments:

At 6:46 PM, Blogger kath. said...

what are those books banned from?

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger Andygrrl said...

Actually, it didn't say. The blog I found it on said they were the 110 "Top" banned books, but I didn't know if that meant they were banned the most frequently, or if they were just the the most famous/highest artistic quality of banned books. I assume they've all been banned at one point from schools. Gotta protect the children from things like reality and thinking, you know. Anyway, it's just interesting to see how much of the list I had read.

 

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