I saw this meme somewhere, a photo of each child every week for the year. I can't remember where I saw it, and I'm a month late to the game, but I have decided to do it anyway. (I'll find the link up and add it in later).
I got this meme from Pavlov's Cat, though I've seen it in at least two places since then..
These are the 106 books most often listed as 'unfinished' on LibraryThing. The rules seem to vary, but I'm going with bolding the ones I've read and underlining the ones I started but didn't finish. I must say it's interesting to me to see how many of the latter are books I was supposed to read for uni. Hmm... All in my undergrad degree though.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Anna Karenina Crime and Punishment Catch-22 One Hundred Years of Solitude Wuthering Heights The Silmarillion Life of Pi : a novel The Name of the Rose Don Quixote Moby Dick Ulysses Madame Bovary The Odyssey Pride and Prejudice Jane Eyre The Tale of Two Cities [I never finished this, but I know it's actually called A Tale of Two Cities] The Brothers Karamazov Guns, Germs, and Steel War and Peace Vanity Fair The Time Traveler’s Wife The Iliad Emma The Blind Assassin (but i still have this out from the library, so there's still hope) The Kite Runner Mrs. Dalloway Great Expectations American Gods A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Atlas Shrugged Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books Memoirs of a Geisha Middlesex Quicksilver Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West The Canterbury Tales The Historian : a novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Love in the Time of Cholera Brave New World The Fountainhead Foucault’s Pendulum Middlemarch Frankenstein The Count of Monte Cristo Dracula A Clockwork Orange Anansi Boys The Once and Future King The Grapes of Wrath The Poisonwood Bible 1984 Angels & Demons Inferno The Satanic Verses Sense and Sensibility The Picture of Dorian Gray Mansfield Park One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest To the Lighthouse Tess of the D’Urbervilles Oliver Twist Gulliver’s Travels Les Misérables The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Dune The Prince The Sound and the Fury Angela’s Ashes : a memoir The God of Small Things A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present Cryptonomicon Neverwhere A Confederacy of Dunces A Short History of Nearly Everything Dubliners The Unbearable Lightness of Being Beloved Slaughterhouse-five The Scarlet Letter Eats, Shoots & Leaves The Mists of Avalon Oryx and Crake Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed Cloud Atlas The Confusion Lolita Persuasion Northanger Abbey The Catcher in the Rye On the Road The Hunchback of Notre Dame Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values The Aeneid Watership Down Gravity’s Rainbow The Hobbit In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences White Teeth Treasure Island David Copperfield
So this is for you, dear reader. Thank you for reading. Thank you for staying with me in the lean months (and years) - or at least coming back from time to time to check on me. Thank you for your support in the harder times. Thank you for your parenting advice (sometimes looked for, sometimes not, but always appreciated). Thank you for your book recommendations (I'm always looking for more book recommendations). Thank you for your wisdom in response to my questions or thoughts, and for your interesting links to elsewhere. Thank you (those who are bloggers as well as readers) for linking to me from your blogrolls. :) Thank you just for commenting on my blog, even simply to say Yes! or No!. I love your comments, each and every one.
An interesting privilege meme, from
What Privileges Do You Have?, based on an exercise about class and
privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen,
Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State
University. If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you
PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.
(Following Dawn, I bolded the ones that are true for me and commented in parenthesis when appropriate.)
1. Father went to college (or university, as we call it here in Australia, college usually referring to year 11 & 12)
2. Father finished college 3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college (My Granddad insisted that she study part time and work part time, and she ended up deciding she liked the work - working as a lab assistant in the ANU Research School of Biology - better than the study (psychology), or so I understand. Of course, her brother was allowed to go to uni full time, but to be fair that was about seven years later.)
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor 6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers. 7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home. (Easily. And even more in my other childhood home, aka my Dad's place.) 9. Were read childrenâs books by a parent. (by both in fact) 10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 (pottery, drama and piano, only the third one seriously, the others were more holiday programs I think, or something I did for one school term) 12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively.
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18.
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs. (Not the actual fees, which are deferred and paid through the tax system here in Oz, but my mum supported me with only minor work by me to supplement. I paid my own way through my honours year though.)
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18.
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels (When I was about eight I spent three nights in a motel at the snow, with my Dad, his girlfriend and her daughter, but generally we either stayed with family or in a run down holiday house down the coast owned by my grandparents - I know, still privileged though.)
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 (Not all, but probably mostly, though as a small child I'm sure I had a lot of hand-me-downs from my sister, and as a sixteen or seventeen year old I discovered op shops.)
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them. (Nor a hand-me-down one neither.)
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child. 23. You and your family lived in a single-family house 24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home (Still mortgaged, but not rented, which I assume is what this refers to. One of my parents anyway.) 25. You had your own room as a child (from age 6)
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18.
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course.
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school.
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college.
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16.
31. Went on a cruise with your family.
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family. 33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up. (Very occasionally.)
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.