Monthly Archives: December 2008

books books books


Found this book me/me at Diane’s blog and as I love books played along


1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Underline those you intend to read.
3) Italicise the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list so we can try and track down these people who’ve read 6 and force books upon them.

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 – J D Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’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’dolin – Louis De Bernieres Mans
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’ 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

Exactly half 50/50, but it seems that I would like read the majority of the rest. I wish I had more time and concentration.

Would love know how many you’ve read.

Xmas meme


Found this here and to play along

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Depends on the recipient. People who appreciate posh wrapping I go over to own with, those that don’t get wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. We don’t drive so collecting a real tree is not really an option
3. When do you put up the tree? For me as late as possible, but Karl has other ideas. Usually a week to 10 days into dec.
4. When do you take the tree down? 12th night, or before if we have plans that day
5. Do you like eggnog? Never tried it.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Cabbage Patch Baby
7. Hardest person to buy for? Mum and Stepdad, they pretty much have everything they want that I could afford. Thankfully, handknit socks are always appreciated.
8. Easiest person to buy for? this year it has to be Karl, we are buying each other ipods in new year.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? No.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Christmas cards – mum makes them so I get to send lovely handmade cards at a quarter of the price.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I can’t think of any and am assuming i have blocked them from memory
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It’s a Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Middle of november, apart from 2 presents we are all done for this year.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not in gifting it to another person in the guise of a gift, but I have given stuff to my mum that I didn’t want. It is usually smellies that I can’t use due to my sensitive skin.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Austrian chocolates that Mum buys me every year that we call Mozart’s Balls
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, but plain white lights. No flasing, no tune playing and no colours.
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Fairytale of New York
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? In previous years we have stayed at home with just us two, but this year we are spending it in Herts with Karls family. I am actually looking forward to having to think about shopping and cooking xmas dinner this year.
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? No, I only know of Prancer and Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star, nice and tastful made of twigs and stuff.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? I prefer to open presents on xmas day but not straight away, but after everyone is up dressed and had breakfast. I have extreme self controll.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Traditional red and green with hint of gold.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Bread sauce
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Knitting books, and a new ipod.