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Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« on: July 14, 2008, 04:27:05 AM »
On her Freelance Writing Tips blog Linda Jones recently tagged me for a meme. This involves indicating which of 100 of the world's most popular books you have read, which ones you have loved, and which ones you definitely intend to read. Here's Linda's own list.

I'll publish my list shortly on my blog, but I'm not sure whom (if anyone) I ought to tag. So I just wondered if any of you who are bloggers might like to volunteer. You'll get a ready-made topic for a post, a link from my high-traffic blog, and the opportunity to demonstrate how well read - or otherwise - you are to the world!

If you're interested, either reply to this post or PM me. Thanks!

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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 05:48:21 PM »
I am definately interested ! Will be interesting to see how many of those books I have read - probably not that many !
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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 04:16:36 AM »
OK, June. Stand by to be tagged!

I need two volunteers, so is anyone else up for this? All you need is a blog...

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 07:01:56 AM »
Count me in, Nick!
Although looking at the list, I read more mainstream, modern works by new authors.

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 07:31:22 AM »
Thanks, Suzie. OK, you're tagged as well now! Could you let me know which of your blogs you'll be using for this?

All I now have to do is get on and create my own blog post!

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 08:00:21 AM »
I'm in!  www.ukfolkie.blogspot.com

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 08:25:38 AM »
Thanks, Nick,

www.mydigitaldesk.blogspot.com is back up and running after being down for a while due to family problems.

Suzie x

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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008, 08:41:01 AM »
Nick,

I found the official 100 book list: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml

Tt varies from the one on Linda's site - which should we reference?

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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 08:56:31 AM »
Thanks, Suzie.

I think we should stick with the list given by Linda, which traces back to the following one:

http://diaryofawordsmith.blogspot.com/2008/07/my-big-read.html

The meme in question refers to the American version of The Big Read, not the British one. So, as you might expect, there are a few more books by US authors on it.

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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 05:04:47 AM »
Almost overlooked Carrie - how could I?!

OK, you're tagged too!

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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 05:34:18 AM »
My list is up: http://www.mywritingblog.com/writer/2008/07/how-well-read-am-i.html

June, Carrie and Suzie, it's over to you now!

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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 06:01:21 AM »
Sorry to be a techno-fool - but what happens now?  What do I have to do??  ;D

I put a post in my blog, with the list and the ones I'd read etc (about 41 out of the 100), what's 'meme'?

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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2008, 07:11:35 AM »
Hi Carrie

Well done for getting your list up so quickly!

A meme isn't really a technical term - it's just a word that's used to describe something that's transmitted culturally from one person to another, a bit like a virus. Check out this Wikipedia article for a more detailed explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme

So the idea with this particular meme is that having done it yourself, you pass it on to someone else by 'tagging' them. In my case, I asked for volunteers who wanted to be tagged, although usually people just nominate friends or colleagues - and so the meme goes on spreading, until eventually everyone in the entire universe has completed it...

In theory, then, you should 'tag' someone else who hasn't done it yet (i.e. not me!), though of course there is no obligation to do so.

Hope that's all clear, but let me know if not!

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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 08:48:00 AM »
Gotcha!  I'll find someone else I know with a blog - most people tend to drop off blogs after three months apparently.

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Re: Any bloggers out there like to be tagged for this meme?
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2008, 03:05:11 AM »
Will get on it tonight after I get home from work ! For the moment though, duty calls  :-[
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