Another Book Meme

(via Pharyngula)

Review the following list of books. Boldface the books you’ve read, italicize those you might read, cross out the ones you won’t, and place brackets around the ones you’ve never even heard of.

The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
Dune, Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
Neuromancer, William Gibson
Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbur
The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
[Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras]
Cities in Flight, James Blish
The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett
Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
Gateway, Frederik Pohl
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
[Little, Big, John Crowley]
Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
On the Beach, Nevil Shute
Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
Ringworld, Larry Niven
Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
Timescape, Gregory Benford
To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

See also: Book Meme

People are Stupid, Part V

(via Best Seller Lists)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

Top 5 at a Glance

  1. STATE OF DENIAL, by Bob Woodward
  2. CULTURE WARRIOR, by Bill O’Reilly
  3. I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK, by Nora Ephron
  4. SAVING GRACES, by Elizabeth Edwards
  5. MARLEY & ME, by John Grogan

CULTURE WARRIOR, by Bill O’Reilly? Who the fcsk are these people and why are there so many of them?

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Book Meme

(via Peripetia)

Review the following list of books. Boldface the books you’ve read, italicize those you might read, cross out the ones you won’t, put an asterisk beside the ones on your bookshelves, and place brackets around the ones you’ve never even heard of.

The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
* The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
* His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J. K. Rowling)
The Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
* Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (George Orwell)
* Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
* The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon)
* Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
* 1984 (George Orwell)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J. K. Rowling)
* One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
[The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)]
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
* Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
[The Secret History (Donna Tartt)]
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
* The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
[Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)]
[Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)]
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
[Atonement (Ian McEwan)]
[The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)]
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
* The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
* Dune (Frank Herbert)
[Sula (Toni Morrison) ]
Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
The Alchemist (Paulo Coehlo)
[White Teeth (Zadie Smith)]
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)

Trace Evidence

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TRACE EVIDENCE NOW AVAILABLE IN BOOKSTORES AND ONLINE!

A NOVEL OF FORENSIC SUSPENSE BY ELIZABETH BECKA

Elizabeth spent the five happiest years of her life as a forensic scientist at the Cleveland, Ohio Coroner’s Office; now she works as a latent print examiner for a Florida police department.

ISBN: 1-4013-0174-6  Hyperion Press     $22.95 Hardcover

www.ElizabethBecka.com

REVIEWS:

“A smashing debut! This is grab-you-by-the-throat suspense, written by someone who has actually walked the disturbing walk of an investigator. Elizabeth Becka roars onto the forensic thriller scene with all guns blazing. ”
— Tess Gerritsen, author of Body Double

“The combination of a credible, likable hero and a bizarre, chilling story is rare in crime fiction, but in TRACE EVIDENCE, Elizabeth Becka makes the tumblers click perfectly. Protagonist Evelyn James, a forensic scientist, wins over the reader from the opening page, and the author’s ability to speak from different characters’ minds is truly astonishing. Expect comparisons to THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and a nomination for Best First Mystery of the year.”  
— Jeremiah Healy, author of Invasion of Privacy

“Get in on the ground floor of this series, which deserves to go straight to the top.  Elizabeth Becka isn’t just an expert in her field of forensic science, she’s a fine storyteller, and Trace Evidence should win her legions of fans.  Characters you’ll care about, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and fascinating details that never slow the action — just a few of the reasons you’re going to love the Evelyn James series.”
— Jan Burke, Edgar-winning author of Bloodlines

“Must-read forensic tale: A Cleveland-based mystery series makes a superb debut with Trace Evidence, a thriller about weary forensic expert Evelyn James and her quest to find a serial killer of young women.”
— Akron Beacon-Journal, July 17

Newtonian Swag

(from the I just thought up a name for the band dept.)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction – the writers of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart
Pearls Before Swine : BLTs Taste So Darn Good – Stephan Pastis
Images & Words – Dream Theater
Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory – Dream Theater
Fountains of Wayne – Fountains of Wayne
The Yes Album – Yes
Going for the One – Yes
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends – The Complete First Season
Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends – The Complete Second Season