Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Bookish Game

Saw this bookish game (via Hackney Lookout). In my case, the object of the exercise is to replace all of the female authors (or male authors that women tend to read) with blokes. And not poncey highbrow blokes either. Or anyone called Crispin.

Then - before you hit the 'publish post' button, you think about covering your tracks by changing some of your changes to the names of female authors that you've heard your missus talking about. Here goes:

Who's On Your Bookshelf Meme

Copy the list of 15 authors below. Remove the authors that are not on your bookshelves and replace each of them with an author that can be found within your stacks. Bold any REPLACED author. Pass it on and enjoy :-)

1. Iain Pears
2. John Irving JAMES ELLROY
3. Alice Munro JOHN STEINBECK
4. Barbara Hodgson BRENDAN BEHAN
5. Elizabeth George JOSEPH O'CONNOR
6. Nick Bantock JULIE BURCHILL
7. Ruth Rendell KHALED HOSSEINI
8. Anne Tyler HELEN SIMPSON
9. Margaret Atwood
10. Leif Enger GRIEL MARCUS
11. Agatha Christie BRIAN MOORE
12. Graham GreenE
13. Ann Patchett COLIN WARD (the anarchist - not the Chelsea fan)
14. Azar Nafisi BRIAN CLOUGH
15. Donna Leon JOHN FORDHAM

I was going to put Annie Proulx instead of Cloughie, but as I haven't actually read it (Shipping News) yet, it would be a bit previous (though it would make the list a bit more respectable...).

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