Saturday, December 11, 2004

Ooooooh! A new meme!

Stolen from Dave Thomas, not of Wendy's fame:

Take this list of authors, remove those whose efforts do not grace your shelves, and bring the list up to ten by adding some more that do. New paragraph indicates newly-added authors.

William Shakespeare
Neil Gaiman
Thomas Pynchon
Stephen King
Jose Saramago
Lemony Snicket
John Fowles
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Margaret Atwood

Ummm...I'm a bit confused, actually. Am I supposed to take the original list, or Dave's new list, so that the original list ends up really altered as it courses through Blogistan? I suspect the latter, so I'll use Dave's list instead and follow the same directions. Dave's list is as follows:

William Shakespeare
Stephen King
James Lee Burke
Terry Pratchett
Robert Rankin
Mil Millington
Christopher Brookmyre
Dennis Lehane
Michael Chabon
Douglas Adams

OK, here is mine, with my added authors in bold:

William Shakespeare
Stephen King
Carl Sagan
Terry Pratchett
Guy Gavriel Kay
J.R.R. Tolkien
George R. R. Martin
Christopher Moore
Charles Stross
Michael Chabon
Michael Flynn

And hey, it now occurs to me that since most book memes can be morphed into music memes, I'll start the same thing, only with artists and composers represented in my CD collection:

Leonard Cohen
Van Halen
Pink Floyd
Hector Berlioz
John Williams
The Chieftains
Tangerine Dream
Van Morrison
Johnny Cash
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fly away, little meme! Fly!

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