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January 06, 2005

Book Meme

Via Eric over at Fire Ant Gazette: Here's how it works. Copy the list, then remove from it the names of any authors not in your home library, replacing them with names of authors you have. Boldface the ones you’ve added.

1. Louis Berkhof
2. Graham Greene
3. Henry James
4. Anne Lamott
5. Sir Walter Scott
6. Peggy Noonan
7. John Irving
8. Susan Hunt
9. Asne Seirerstad
10. William Shakespeare

Yikes. I guess Eric and I don't have a lot of bookshelf overlap, or at least meme overlap. I picked authors to add that I've had in my hands lately.


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i'm enjoying your blog.i'm dawn's mom and got interested in your husband's blog thro' her. (i wanted to keep up on the REAL news in ukraine.) i also enjoy tulipgirl and feel that my brain has gotten turned back on since our move to the frigid north (IL). i don't do winters well after living in FL and TX most of my life. i'm having to learn and people here don't know how to teach that:) i enjoyed seeing susan hunt on your author list. her books have always helped/stretched me. thanks again for your blog.mb

Posted by: martha brady at January 6, 2005 04:07 PM

Dawn's mom as in Margaret's grandmother? *grin*

My Mom is in Chicago, and I totally understand the shock it can be going from FL and TX to the north. A friend of mine in IL was shocked when she heard we were coming to Ukraine--she didn't think I'd be able to make it. But with God's grace. . .

I like what I've read from Susan Hunt. Which books of hers do you recommend?

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 6, 2005 06:33 PM

Nope, not this Dawn. My mom doesn't even know I blog, I think.

Posted by: dawn at January 6, 2005 06:46 PM

Oh! Mrs. Brady!

As soon as I saw your e-mail address and Lady-Dusk-Dawn's comments I realized who you are. *blush*

I'm glad you're able to get more news from Ukraine via Hubby and I. And we certainly are thankful to have your Dawn in our lives.

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 6, 2005 07:10 PM

Here is my list:

1. Louis Berkhof
2. Graham Greene
3. John Buchan
4. Michael Horton
5. Sir Walter Scott
6. Rafael Sabatini
7. Paul Johnson
8. Susan Hunt9.
10. William Shakespeare

Posted by: Cindy at January 6, 2005 08:00 PM

Ok, here is my meme:

1. Camile Paglia
2. G.K. Chesterton
3. Allan Morehead
4. Norman Podhoretz
5. Malcom Muggeridge
6. Warren Weirsbe
7. J.I. Packer
8. John Stottt
9. Tom Wolfe
10. Robert A. Heinlein

No Shakespeare; I have the guts to admit that.

Posted by: Brian G. at January 6, 2005 08:25 PM

Not only do I not have most of those authors on my shelf, I've never heard of most of them...

I may have to put up my own list.

Posted by: Jordana at January 6, 2005 08:34 PM

ok. now you know the dawn i'm talking about:) re susan hunt's books--i have loved SPIRITUAL MOTHERING for many reasons--the real-life stories, the Biblical challenges to both younger and older women to have older and younger women in your life to disciple and be discipled by, and not to be rigid & formal re each relationship. some people will take a lot of time for a season, others, not so long and later, God often moves either me or them on. in those wonderful rare occasions, some of those people stay in your life a long time and always the ministry is mutual.
i liked HEIRS OF THE COVENANT b/c it was helpful in giving me a better overview of the reformed faith. i grew up in a christian but not reformed home and picked up my reformed doctrine in bits and pieces. i want to read the newer book by susan and barbara thompson that has "legacy" in the title. i think i will like it better than BY DESIGN. that book was good but had some southern cultural things in it that i believe will be balanced by barbara (she too is southern but is younger than susan and more blunt and came to Christ via a more roundabout, rebellious route.) i fear my characters have run out. mb

Posted by: martha brady at January 6, 2005 11:19 PM

1. Chaim Potok
2. Graham Greene
3. Lucy Maud Montgomery
4. Anne Lamott
5. Mark Twain
6. Craig Dunham
7. Martin Luther
8. Jan Karon
9. Jerry Bridges
10. William Shakespeare

Not much overlap here either...

Posted by: Megan at January 7, 2005 01:17 AM

1. Louis Berkhof
2. Graham Greene
3. Henry James
4. Annie Dillard
5. Sir Walter Scott
6. Chaim Potok
7. C.S. Lewis
8. N.T. Wright
9. Dorothy Sayers
10. William Shakespeare

I've read Anne Lamott and John Irving, and heard Susan Hunt speak, I just don't own anything they've written.

Posted by: kristen at January 7, 2005 12:45 PM

1. Alexandre Dumas
2. Graham Greene
3. Henry James
4. Anne Lamott
5. Sir Walter Scott
6. Hans Christian Andersen
7. John Irving
8. Thomas Hardy
9. Leo Tolstoy
10. William Shakespeare

This is my first time to visit your blog. Cool idea, this overlapping author thing.

Posted by: Waterfall at January 7, 2005 05:24 PM

I tried to pick authors based on the number of their works that we have that I've personally read myself (my husband's list would be a bit different that mine). We own at least two or more of the books by each author that I added.

1. Annie Dillard
2. Jhumpa Lahiri
3. Henry James
4. Anne Lamott
5. Alexander Solzhenitsyn
6. David McCullough
7. John Irving
8. C.S. Lewis
9. Barbara Tuchman
10. William Shakespeare

Posted by: Feeble Knees at January 7, 2005 06:04 PM

Ahhh, we overlap with Tolstoy and Solzhitsyn. We couldn't NOT have them on the shelves and live here. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 7, 2005 06:42 PM

We've got Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Checkov as well. I read Checkov & Tolstoy in college, hubby's read Crime & Punishment... That and The Brothers Karamazov are on my list of must-reads for 2005. Have you read any Gogol? I have to read The Overcoat now, since it features very prominently in Lahiri's The Namesake.

Posted by: Feeble Knees at January 7, 2005 11:08 PM

1. John Piper
2. Dorothy Sayers
3. Jane Austen
4. Elisabeth Elliot
5. Sir Walter Scott
6. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
7. Sarah Dunant
8. Susan Schaeffer Macauley
9. G. K. Chesterton
10. William Shakespeare

Very little overlap...is that bad? I have read some of your authors (l like Hunt, don't care for Irving and have a love/hate thing going with Lamott) but - who is Asne Seirerstad??

Posted by: Liza Q at January 8, 2005 05:59 PM


Asne Seirerstad is a Norwegian journalist who spent time in Afghanistan. After doing reporting on the US mission there and the end of the Taliban regime, she lived for three months with a middle-class family in Kabul and wrote a fascinating book that I just finished reading, The Bookseller of Kabul.

Even though she is an obscure author, I included her on my list since hers was the book I was currently reading.

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 9, 2005 12:38 AM

1. Louis Berkhof
2. Charlotte Bonte
3. Henry James
4. Ross Campbell
5. Jane Austen
6. Mark Twain
7. Robert Louis Stevenson
8. Billie Letts
9. Gary Ezzo (*grin*, couldn't resist)
10. William Shakespeare

Posted by: Missy at January 10, 2005 09:49 PM

1. Louis Berkhof
2. Jostein Gaarder
3. David Macaulay
4. Jean Lee Latham
5. Paul Johnson
6. D. Martin Lloyd-Jones
7. C.S. Lewis
8. Laura Lemay
9. Ray C. Stedman
10. William Shakespeare

Posted by: Terry at January 13, 2005 12:45 AM

1. Victor Davis Hanson
2. Graham Greene
3. Jeff Shaara
4. John Piper
5. Sir Walter Scott
6. Peggy Noonan
7. John Steinbeck
8. Susan Hunt
9. Lousis May Alcott
10. William Shakespeare

This is fun!

Posted by: Anne at January 27, 2005 05:15 AM

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