The Calvino Meme

Books You’ve Been Planning To Read For Ages
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

Books You’ve Been Hunting For Years Without Success
I was hunting for S. E. Hinton’s young adult novels, but my search ended in this very good secondhand books stock clearance sale. I’m hunting for good deals for Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach and Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone. Also looking out for Jean George’s On the Far Side of the Mountain.

Books Dealing With Something You’re Working On At The Moment
That would be books on ESP (that’s English for Special Purposes, not that extra-sensory bullshit), discourse analysis, sociolinguistics. Italian, Portuguese, Spanish phrase books or dictionaries. That’s what I’m currently studying in college.

Books You Want To Own So They’ll Be Handy Just In Case
Books about etiquette and fashion tips. Travel books about European cities.

Books You Could Put Aside Maybe To Read This Summer
The Lord of the Rings trilogy has been waiting patiently for me to pick it up again after the first attempt of reading it. Must read it some day – it was such a good bargain too, RM40 for the trilogy in one giant thousand-page book.

Books You Need To Go With Other Books On Your Shelves
The rest of the Harry Potter novels (am missing book 1, 6 & 7).

Books That Fill You With Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
I don’t really understand this question (or title, if you’re being finicky).


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