December 11, 2004

New Meme Sighted; Thousands Panic

Yet another posting meme has hit the blogosphere, and Jaquandor's not only on top of it, he's extended it. The originator of the meme posted a list of ten authors who grace his shelves. What you're supposed to do is post your own copy of the list, replacing any authors whose books you don't have with authors whose books you do have. I suppose the idea is to see how far it drifts. Anyway, here's Jaq's list with my replacements in bold:

William Shakespeare
Stephen King
Lois McMaster Bujold
Terry Pratchett
Guy Gavriel Kay
J.R.R. Tolkien
George R. R. Martin
Steven Brust
Sarah Caudwell

Patrick O'Brian
George MacDonald Fraser

Astute readers will note that this list has eleven authors--but then, so did Jaq's.

Jaq then suggests that one could do the same thing with CDs, and posts a list of ten artists. I'll bite on that as well.

Steeleye Span
Jethro Tull
Pink Floyd
J.S. Bach
John Williams
The Chieftains
Silly Wizard
Van Morrison
Ray Stevens
Benny Goodman

I'll note that Jaq's list included Johnny Cash and Ralph Vaughan Williams, both of whom really ought to be in my CD collection, but aren't.

Take it away, Eric the Orchestra Leader!

Posted by Will Duquette at December 11, 2004 07:47 PM