July 20, 2009

Tagged--15 Books

DuWayne is going into meme overdrive and has tagged me with the 15 books meme that two people also tagged me with on Facebook tonight. Just for him, I'm posting my answers here before I put them on Facebook. (It's been mean to him.)

Rules are simple: 15 books (or in DuWayne's case, 15 minutes of books) that will always stick with you. I make no claims about whether my list says anything profound about me. Feel free to psychoanalyze in the comments.

  1. Andersen's Fairy Tales
  2. Grimm's Fairy Tales
  3. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
  4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevski
  5. Deerskin by Robin McKinley
  6. The Demon Breed by James Schmitz
  7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
  9. Flim-Flam by James Randi
  10. Brokedown Palace by Steven Brust
  11. Cards of Grief by Jane Yolen
  12. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet
  13. Drinking Sapphire Wine by Tanith Lee
  14. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  15. An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

I'm not tagging anybody, since the last time I tagged people, those tag hung out there for more than a month. I hate feeling as though I've obligated anyone to do anything. Still, if you want to participate, I'm always interested in what people read and what influences them. Meme away.


DuWayne Brayton said...

Both Good Omens and lion Witch and the Wardrobe (or the entire chronicles) should have been on mine - especially the latter, considering the sheer number of times I read them.

As far as psychologicalizing you goes, I would say that you exist in a compensatory fantasy world, probably brought about by a lack of religious upbringing...As apposed to my own fantasy world, probably brought about because of my extreme religious upbringing...

Or maybe we both just love good fantasy, for the sharp relief from reality.

scicurious said...

OMG I just read that Tanith Lee book (again. I've read it three or four times now).

And Good Omens is AWESOME. As is The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe, though the 8-year-old me felt AWFULLY cheated by the end of the series.

DuWayne Brayton said...

Oooh!!1 OOH!!!

Sci has to do this one too!!!! I am totally tagging you retroactively!!!!!

Jason Thibeault said...

Here's my 15. Since you blanket-tagged me and everyone else in the multiverse, and DuWayne made it official.

I still have to finish Good Omens. Maybe I'll restart it once it arrives in physical form (on order from Amazon presently).

Philip H. said...

Well, I just finished Unscientific America (no really I JUST fininshed it at lunch); so I can go back and read the final part of Marcel Breuer by Robert Gatje and Green From the Ground Up . Then I'll be caught up on the bedside table pile - and can make a new one.

After that I'll think about those books that saty with me - but being something of a bibliophile, it may be a long list.

Philip H. said...

I mean Stay With Me of course, not saty with me (hum, must crave Indian food . . . )

15 books said...

You should post on the facebook "15 books" page in addition to your notes/tagging...

Stephanie Zvan said...

Sci, it's so nice to know I'm not the only person who's read that. Obscure but awesome.

And I definitely agree about the end of the Narnia books. It may have done more to turn me off to Christian mythology/theology than anything else I've ever come across.

muse142 said...

Waaaaaah, I suck! Lol.

I do like being tagged, a lot. Meatspace gets in the way of my internet life. Gah!


Stephanie Zvan said...

You don't suck. The Alannis cover was worth waiting for, and I didn't know it existed. Feel free to consider yourself tagged for this, too, you know.