who watches the watchmen?
1 March 2009, 11:14 pm
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I’ve never read a graphic novel before, but I must say I am thoroughly enjoying the Watchmen. I have to finish before next weekend though-just bought tickets for the premiere at Arclight! Woot!

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100’s
20 February 2009, 4:57 pm
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Lately there is this grouping trend happening everywhere.  Photos, videos, lists, etc. Somehow, if you group a series of items that are, by themselves, not that impressive, together they can become an interesting collage.  100 days, 100 songs, 100 locations, 100 dances.

Anyway, you know I am a sucker for lists, especially those that I can check off.  Sticking with the 100 theme:

Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. Instructions: 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. 2) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE. 3) Star (*) those you plan on reading (I plan to read them all, of course!). 4) Tally your total at the bottom.

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien x
  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling x
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee x+
  6. The Bible*
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte x
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell x+
  9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens x
  11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott x
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller x+
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
  15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien x
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
  18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger x
  19. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger*
  20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell x
  22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald x+
  23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy*
  25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams x
  26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky*
  28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck*
  29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll x
  30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame x
  31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis x
  34. Emma – Jane Austen
  35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis*
  37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini x+
  38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
  39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden x
  40. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne*
  41. Animal Farm – George Orwell x
  42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown x
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez x
  44. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving x+
  45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  46. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery x
  47. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  48. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  49. Lord of the Flies – William Golding x+
  50. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  52. Dune – Frank Herbert x
  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 x
  58. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley x
  59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon x
  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 x+
  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 x
  72. Dracula – Bram Stoker x
  73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett x
  74. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
  75. Ulysses – James Joyce
  76. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath x
  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 x
  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 x
  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 x
  92. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery x
  93. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  94. Watership Down – Richard Adams
  95. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole x
  96. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  97. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare x
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Ronald Dahl
  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

39 total.  I’ve got some work to do!