Monday, October 24, 2011

I came across this list....

I came across this list put out by the BBC.  Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.  So I decided to go through the list and see how many I have read and highlight them and italicize the ones that I have started but not finished.  The funny thing is, some of them I think I have read, but can't remember so I didn't mark them off the list.  And, if I listened to them I think it's okay to mark them off.  Hmm, maybe I should start working on this list too?

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

But I continue to read mysteries and whatever suits my fancy and this week it was:

31.  44 Charles Street by Danielle Steele

Knitting - I cast on the other night with an insane idea that I could knit this sweater in 2 weeks.  Yeah, right.  But I am working on both sleeves at once!  Hmm...

Monday, October 17, 2011

A video that knitters will appreciate

Books read since December 15, 2010:
29.  Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues by Blaize Clement
30.  Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich  

Friday, October 07, 2011

Okay, so I am a bit behind

Yes, I am a bit behind in my blog posts.  So I decided to do a neme.

Here goes:

A. Age: 53
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate:  ironing and grocery shopping
D. Dogs:  Daisy a Shiba Inu
E. Essential start to your day:  Diet Dr. Pepper
F. Favourite colour: yellow
G. Gold or Silver: gold
H. Height: 5' 3 1/2"
I. Instruments you play: Used to play clarinet and oboe.  I own a harp.
J. Job title: working on this one
K. Kids: two
L. Live: Colorado
M. Mother’s name: Irene
N. Nicknames: At one time it was Walter, another time Moose
O. Overnight hospital stays: having children
P. Pet peeve: kids not listening to me
Q. Quote from a movie: "Luck favors the prepared darling - Edna Mode from The Incredibles
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: 2 brothers and 2 sisters
T. Time you wake up: between 4 and 6 AM
U. Underwear: Whatever
V. Vegetable you hate: brussel sprouts
W. What makes you run late:  kids
X. X-Rays you’ve had: just about everything
Y. Yummy food that you make:  Kahlua fudge cake

And speaking of lists:  Books read since December 15, 2011:
26.  William and Kate Their Story by Andrew Morton
27.  Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement
28.  Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund by Blaize Clement

Knitting - working on my Rib It cardigan.  I bought this kit at Stitches East a few years ago and dug it out of the stash to work on.  I am now on a mission to finish it and wear it this fall.  I have knit almost 100 out of the 250 mitres.  Yes, I am bored with knitting them, but I am plugging away trying to finish this.

Garden - I need to pick my three pumpkins and then rip the gardens out.  I had a good crop this year and have learned what will do well here.  I will change things up for next year, not so many tomato plants.

Carry on...

And here we go again!

September 15th - can you believe it?  Christmas is only three months away, well my birthday is three months away, then Christmas.  So I guess that is 13 weeks until December 15th.  Boy, I sure am not going to make my goal of reading 52 books this year.  Not even close.  It's not like I don't have a lot of books to read, because I have a stack of library books sitting on the floor by the bed.  I guess I haven't been reading as much as usual.  Although I am almost through the Bible.  I have been listening to the Daily Audio Bible, so technically someone read it to me, but I am going to count it anyway.  So seven more days to get through the whole Bible.

24.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
25.  Buttons and Bows by Monica Ferris.

Well at least I will average a book every other week.

As for the title, here we go again, I am looking for a job.  I had an interview for one last week.  I was second choice.  I don't know about you, but I think I would rather come in last.  Because second, you are so close but they just didn't want you enough.  Sucks.  So I am looking again.