My computer is possibly working again, so I celebrate with MEMEAGE!!!



1. All 20 parts of The Aubrey/Maturin Novel, though oddly "Nutmeg of Consolation" is the first title that always pops into my head.

2. The Bafut Beagles by Gerard Durrell (i, i think this maybe the first time i actually sorta slashed. i was 11 and didn't know better, but but the fon! and gerard! the bromance is so there! bonus note: i will say that i didn't realize that is was taken from durrell's life, i thought he just left the narrator nameless for some odd reason.)

3. Dune by Fank Herbert (so, about my distrust of the political sphere...)

4. Richard Scarry's Wide Wide World

5. Edith Hamilton's Mythology

6. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, trans Burton Raffel

7. Trickster Makes This World by Lewis Hyde

8. Dreamland by Phil Patton

9. The World Book Encyclopedia (Yep, from the front cover of A to the back cover of X-Y-Z, and all the updates and supplements we had.)

10. Aztec by Gary Jennings (This maybe where my fascination with Xipe Totec began. Possibly.)

11. Kalki by Gore Vidal (the first book that left me going WTF??? NO SERIOUSLY WTF??? AL THAT FOR, FOR.... WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK???? it broke my brain in so very many pieces.)

12. Zodiac: An Eco-Thriller by Neal Stephenson (Still Want to toss Sangamon and Stephen in a room together with mutated lobsters and see what conversation happens. It would be awesome in the best geektastic way.)

13. That one collection of British ghost stories that I've since lost, but made me fall in love with the theatre ghost of Drury Lane, introduced me to the Berkley Square Horror, and provided the tale of the Tower of London's giant mysterious bubbling column of green plasm that to this day freaks me the fuck out. Ask C., she's unsettled by that thing, too. This book fucked my shit up in so very many ways.

14. A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander (This is totally my father's fault.)

15. Watership Down by Richard Adams (bunnies!)

Bonus Books:

Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922 by Michael Crichton. (It took me approximately 2 years to figure out that this was not a real thing. In my defense I was quite young (9ish) and used to non-fiction. )

The Soundscape by R. Murray Schafer. (This blew apart my brain and rebuilt it from scratch. At least the musical parts.)
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