I’ve been bookmarking and meaning to do several one-time memes, but I’ve been lazy and kept putting them off. Inspired by the Bloggiesta that I didn’t sign up for, but seem to be doing anyway… unofficially… I figured this Sunday Salon post would be a good time to do it :-)
First off, I grabbed this one from Page247‘s Sunday Salon over a month ago:
Diversity in Reading Meme
1. Name the last book by a female author that you’ve read.
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards, but I’m currently reading Water for Elephantsby Sara Gruen (and loving it ;-) )
2. Name the last book by an African or African-American author that you’ve read.
I can’t remember, actually… The last one I remember was Sacred Cows and Other Edibles by Nikki Giovanni, but I’m sure I’ve read something since then *hangs head in shame* Must remedy this….
3. Name one from a Latino/a author.
One that I read? or just a title out of the blue? This is harder than I thought… it looked so fun on Page247’s site. Love in the Time of Choleraby Gabriel García Márquez. It’s on Mt. TBR… somewhere….
4. How about one from an Asian country or Asian-American?
Finally! an easy one! The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, and an excellent book, I might add ;-)
5. What about a GLBT writer?
I don’t know the author’s sex life unless they say it in bold print at the beginning. It doesn’t matter to me, as long as the writing’s good and the story pulls me in… the rest is their business. Jordan, the main character in the modern part of The 19th Wife is gay, does that count?
6. Why not name an Israeli/Arab/Turk/Persian writer, if you’re feeling lucky?
Yeah, I got this easy…. lol. A book I’d love to get to on Mt TBR: The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be Godby Israeli author Etgar Keret. One of the short stories in this book was made into the movie Wristcutters: A Love Story
7. Any other “marginalized” authors you’ve read lately?
I guess I should be more politically minded or something. Marginalized? IDK… Um, I’m reading The Last Lectureright now… it’s author, Randy Pausch died of cancer before it was published. Is he marginalized now? He can’t vote, and if he were to speak through Melinda Gordon or Allison DuBois, I don’t think anyone would listen.
Ten Things You’d Bring on a Deserted Island
- The entire inventory of Mt. TBR… That’ll keep me busy for a good five years at least, and if I don’t like a book, it can be re-appropriated for other purposes: Firewood, note paper (remember The Book Thief?), TP, etc.
- TWO lifetime supplies of Charmin 2-ply quilted with aloe and floral scent. Hey, I might as well splurge on something!
- Charlie Hobbit of Driveshaft, wait… he died. Mr Eko, then … crap, he’s dead, too… John Locke… he died, but came back… No, wait… he’s possessed by an evil spirit or some such… Aw, heck… Gimme the Professor, then. Is he dead, yet?
- The Magic Conch Shell :-)
- A volleyball and some red paint.. So I can make my own friend :-)
- A team of sexy masseurs :-D
- Ioan Gruffudd *drool* And Hugh Jackman … and would it be greedy of me to want Gerard Butler , too… *long, cleansing breaths…. I think I need to lay down* Oh heck, since I’m being greedy… Gimme James Callis , too… he was who I pictured as Max in The Book Thief.
- Ty Pennington, he can build me an awesome island home :-)
- A laptop with solar charger so I can blog about it all.
- A helicopter so I can leave whenever I want.
The Magic Conch Shell Rap
Okay, after number 7 on what I’d bring to the island, I now have to go to confession… I’ve got some thoughts of a sinful nature :-D no, no smilies… that’s bad!
So what would you bring to the desert island?
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