Just stumbled across this old book meme on the blog and I thought I'd give it a second go. First time round was nearly three years ago, and I have caught the reading bug again in recent years.
A recap of rules for those too bastard lazy to click on the above link:
"A book meme - I guess - that I shamelessly nicked from Normski over at Normblog. It "involves going through the alphabet and picking, for each letter, a novelist and one of his or her novels that you've read.""
Take a Q:
Archer, Jeffrey - First Among Equals Bainbridge, Beryl - Young Adolf Calvino, Italo - The Path to the Spiders' Nest Doctorow, E.L. - World's Fair Ellroy, James - L.A. Confidential Fante, John - Ask The Dust Gibbon, Lewis Grassic - Spartacus Hird, Laura - Born Free Irving, John - Trying to Save Piggy Sneed Jenkins, Robin - The Thistle and the Grail Kelman, James - The Busconductor Hines Litt, Toby - Beatniks McCabe, Brian - The Other McCoy Nobbs, David - Second From Last in the Sack Race Owens, Agnes - Gentlemen of the West Pennac, Daniel - The Fairy Gunmother Q - passed (again) Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet On The Western Front Spence, Alan - The Magic Flute Tey, Josephine - The Daughter of TIme Unsworth, Barry - Sugar and Rum Vonnegut, Kurt - Hocus Pocus Williams, Gordon M - From Scenes Like These X - passed (again) Yurick, Sol - The Warriors Z - pass
Once again I fail with the letters Q and X. There are about 20 Quinns' listed over at Fantastic Fiction. I'll just have to do a smash and grab. And the only way I'll be able to fill out the X if and when I do the meme for the third time - pencilled in for sometime in 2014 - is if I develop a taste for Chinese literature between now and then. The Z is sorted. Just have to hunt down a copy of The Islanders.
I'd love to tag someone with this meme but everyone's buggered off to Facebook or have the attention span of a tweet. So it goes.