Sunday, January 29, 2006

finished audio books

Keep forgetting to post; finished Clan of the Cave Bears on Friday & finished Harry Potter #2, both on audiobook, today.

Friday, January 27, 2006

this past weekend

My husband & I went to Maine this past weekend for DH's 33rd birthday. It was his birthday, but what did we end up doing, but visiting yarn stores. Yes, I am a proud knitter & crocheter - as much as I intended not to write about knitting, here I am mentioning it already! We stopped & visited 3 yarn stores that were "new to me"; two were very pleasant (though one over priced), and the other was the stuff of nightmares... I think it was aiming for the "hip" crowd & I'm not exactly hip. We managed to go to quite a few antique & flea market type of places. Jon picked up some cars for his collection, and I didn't get anything. Though, I did make up for it at those yarn stores, and later that night we stopped by Michaels for a laugh (I laugh at all the foo-foo ugly yarn they sell, I prefer wool & alpaca & silk, thank you very much) & I found several skeins of sock yarn begging to be bought at 50% off clearance! Yes, thank you ma'am, now get out of my way, it's my yarn! Later that night we went off to eat supper at a buffet places, and called it an early evening. As always, we didn't sleep in the hotel, I just can not sleep anyplace but my own bed, and if I can't sleep, Jon can't sleep! Spent the next day hitting a few more thrift stores, stopped at the beach to freeze & stopped at the York Lighthouse for a quick photo op. Ate lunch at Taco Bell.... yummy! I'm basically a vegetarian, but those chicken tacos can get me to eat meat anyday of the week & twice on Sundays! We ended up getting home early, brought our treasures inside, and were happily greeted by our Zorro who missed us more than words can say!

Zorro

Before I say anything else, I want to say that I am a knitter. I am also big into family history & photography. I gave Jon a pair of handknitted socks that I finished for him just in time for his birthday. Well, I took a photo of course, and shared it on my family's website. Did anyone notice the beautiful baby cable, olive green socks that he was wearing?? No... They all commented on the big, fat cat that was sitting on Jon & covering his entire upper body with his furry body! LOL The ironic thing is, my family has seen photos of Zorro many, many, MANY times before.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Shelly's Book Shelf

Shelly's Book Shelf: 1. How many books did you read last year? 2. Which one was your favorite? 3. Which one did you like the least? Well, my list kept growing as I remembered more & more books that I had read, but forgotten to write down. My final list & count, including audio books, is here http://grannysquarewoman.blogspot.com/2006/01/52-books.html About 45 books read or listened to for the year, not counting ones I didn't finish, obviously. My favorite? That's hard to say. Probably the latest Harry Potter. My least favorite? There were a few that I couldn't stand, but Wicked rates up there. So many people have talked about it/raved about it, but I just couldn't stand it.

Friday Fandango

Friday Fandango: " Scenario: You're in New York for a business meeting and on the last night there, you manage to sneak off to do a little shopping. Maybe it's your oversized sunglasses? or your habit of speaking in hushed tones to the sales people, but you seem to be mistaken for a celebrity. Not only are the sales people practically bending over backward to help you, but they are also discouraging the other customers, who have been using their cell phones to snap your picture, from approaching you for autographs. You naturally feel bad for rusing them but you must admit that you do love the attention. What do you do?? A. Spill the beans. You can't live with the guilt. B. Leave before they figure it out. C. Call your mom and pretend that you're talking to Brad Pitt, just to stir up the rumor mills. D. Have the store send the bill to 'your agent'. C, definitely. I love Brad Pitt! But, I'd never be in New York. Ever. I hate cities.

Friday's Feast - a buffet for your brain

Friday's Feast - a buffet for your brain: Appetizer About how many times per day do you check your email? lately, a dozen. usually, once. Soup If you had the money to collect something really valuable, what would it be? vintage sock knitting machines. They go for around $2 grand & sometimes more,depending on the machine. I'd love to collect spindles & spinning wheels, too, but I'd need more room for it. Salad Write a sentence using the letters of your favorite beverage. (Example: The egret admires.) Oh, I stink at things like this! Cats Only Fly Frantatically Every Evening Main Course If you could be on a game show, which one would you want it to be? I always wanted to be on Name That Tune. or the History IQ show! Dessert Name 3 computer programs or web sites you would hate to be without. Umm. Hmm. 3 programs: antivirus, any word processing program, and any database program. 3 websites? blogger, crochetpatternsonline.com, and google.

Friday Fiver

Friday Fiver 1. What do you normally eat for breakfast? coffee, and nothing but coffee, and have done it for years. OK, my whole life. I love breakfast, just not at breakfast time. 2. Are you more likely to drink coffee or tea? coffee. anytime, anywhere. 3. Would you consider yourself a good cook? No, I hate to cook. 4. What is your favorite meal? french fries with cheese, or an ice cream sundae (it's a meal!) 5. Green eggs and ham: would you eat it? probably not so much.

Five on Friday

Five on Friday: Wall Flowers 1. What is the wallpaper on your computer? It's a photo of my parents many, many moons ago, dressed up in pilgrim type clothing for the Medway anniversary celebration. Mom grew up in Medway. 2. What color are the walls in the room you're in right now? boring white. we're apt. dwellers. 3. Describe some of the wallpapers you have lived with. I remember nasty old wallpaper in the living room in the house I grew up in. It was blue flowers, I think? 4. Would you ever consider using wallpaper to decorate? What would it look like? Probably not. It's more fun to paint. 5. If you could use anything not specifically intended for walls (no paint, wallpaper, etc) to spruce up your walls, without any nasty consequences, what would you use? Well,when I was a kid, I had everything from posters, magazine cutouts, to bags hanging up on the walls. Anything that I could hang up, I would hang up.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

World66 - Visited States - United States

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book meme

- Bold those you’ve read - Italicise those you started but never finished - Add three of your own - Post to your blog 1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien 2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen 3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman 4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams 5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling 6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee 7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne 8. 1984, George Orwell 9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis 10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte 11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller 12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte 13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks 14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier 15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger 16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame 17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens 18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott 19. Captain Corellis Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres 20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy 21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell 22. Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone, JK Rowling 23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling 24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling 25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien 26. Tess Of The DUrbervilles, Thomas Hardy 27. Middlemarch, George Eliot 28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving 29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck 30. Alices Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll 31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson 32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett 34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens 35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl 36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson 37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute 38. Persuasion, Jane Austen 39. Dune, Frank Herbert 40. Emma, Jane Austen 41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery 42. Watership Down, Richard Adams 43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald 44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas 45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh 46. Animal Farm, George Orwell 47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens 48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy 49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian 50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher 51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett 52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck 53. The Stand, Stephen King 54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy 55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth 56. The BFG, Roald Dahl 57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome 58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell 59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer 60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky 61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman 62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden 63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens 64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough 65. Mort, Terry Pratchett 66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton 67. The Magus, John Fowles 68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman 69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett 70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding 71. Perfume, Patrick Susskind 72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell 73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett 74. Matilda, Roald Dahl 75. Bridget Joness Diary, Helen Fielding 76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt 77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins 78. Ulysses, James Joyce 79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens 80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson 81. The Twits, Roald Dahl 82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith 83. Holes, Louis Sachar 84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake 85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy 86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson 87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley 88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons 89. Magician, Raymond E Feist 90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac 91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo 92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel 93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett 94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho 95. Katherine, Anya Seton 96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer 97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson 99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot 100. Midnights Children, Salman Rushdie 101. Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K. Jerome 102. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett 103. The Beach, Alex Garland 104. Dracula, Bram Stoker 105. Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz 106. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens 107. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz 108. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks 109. The Day Of The Jackal, Frederick Forsyth 110. The Illustrated Mum, Jacqueline Wilson 111. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy 112. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 1/2, Sue Townsend 113. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat 114. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo 115. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy 116. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson 117. Bad Girls, Jacqueline Wilson 118. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde 119. Shogun, James Clavell 120. The Day Of The Triffids, John Wyndham 121. Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson 122. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray 123. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy 124. House Of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski 125. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver 126. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett 127. Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison 128. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle 129. Possession, A. S. Byatt 130. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov 131. The Handmaids Tale, Margaret Atwood 132. Danny The Champion Of The World, Roald Dahl 133. East Of Eden, John Steinbeck 134. Georges Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl 135. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett 136. The Color Purple, Alice Walker 137. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett 138. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan 139. Girls In Tears, Jacqueline Wilson 140. Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson 141. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque 142. Behind The Scenes At The Museum, Kate Atkinson 143. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby 144. It, Stephen King 145. James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl 146. The Green Mile, Stephen King 147. Papillon, Henri Charriere 148. Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett 149. Master And Commander, Patrick OBrian 150. Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz 151. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett 152. Thief Of Time, Terry Pratchett 153. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett 154. Atonement, Ian McEwan 155. Secrets, Jacqueline Wilson 156. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier 157. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Ken Kesey 158. Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad 159. Kim, Rudyard Kipling 160. Cross Stitch, Diana Gabaldon 161. Moby Dick , Herman Melville 162. River God, Wilbur Smith 163. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon 164. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx 165. The World According To Garp, John Irving 166. Lorna Doone, R. D. Blackmore 167. Girls Out Late, Jacqueline Wilson 168. The Far Pavilions, M. M. Kaye 169. The Witches, Roald Dahl 170. Charlottes Web, E. B. White 171. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley 172. They Used To Play On Grass, Terry Venables and Gordon Williams 173. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway 174. The Name Of The Rose, Umberto Eco 175. Sophies World, Jostein Gaarder 176. Dustbin Baby, Jacqueline Wilson 177. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl 178. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov 179. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach 180. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery (read in French & in English) 181. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson 182. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens 183. The Power Of One, Bryce Courtenay 184. Silas Marner, George Eliot 185. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis loved! 186. The Diary Of A Nobody, George and Weedon Gross-mith 187. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh 188. Goosebumps, R. L. Stine 189. Heidi, Johanna Spyri 190. Sons And Lovers, D. H. Lawrence 191. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera 192. Man And Boy, Tony Parsons 193. The Truth, Terry Pratchett 194. The War Of The Worlds, H. G. Wells 195. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans 196. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry 197. Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett 198. The Once And Future King, T. H. White 199. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle 200. Flowers In The Attic, Virginia Andrews 201. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien 202. The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan 203. The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan 204. The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan 205. Fires of Heaven, Robert Jordan 206. Lord of Chaos, Robert Jordan 207. Winters Heart, Robert Jordan 208. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan 209. Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan 210. A Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan 211. As Nature Made Him, John Colapinto 212. Microserfs, Douglas Coupland 213. The Married Man, Edmund White 214. Winters Tale, Mark Helprin 215. The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault 216. Cry to Heaven, Anne Rice 217. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, John Boswell 218. Equus, Peter Shaffer 219. The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten 220. Letters To A Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke 221. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn 222. The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice 223. Anthem, Ayn Rand 224. The Bridge To Terabithia, Katherine Paterson 225. Tartuffe, Moliere 226. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka 227. The Crucible, Arthur Miller 228. The Trial, Franz Kafka 229. Oedipus Rex, Sophocles 230. Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles 231. Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther 232. A Dolls House, Henrik Ibsen 233. Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen 234. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton 235. A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry 236. ALIVE!, Piers Paul Read 237. Grapefruit, Yoko Ono 238. Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde 240. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley 241. Chronicles of Thomas Convenant, Unbeliever, Stephen Donaldson 242. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny 242. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon 243. Summerland, Michael Chabon 244. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole 245. Candide, Voltaire 246. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Roald Dahl 247. Ringworld, Larry Niven 248. The King Must Die, Mary Renault 249. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein 250. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline LEngle 251. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde 252. The House Of The Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne 253. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne 254. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan 255. The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson 256. Chocolate Fever, Robert Kimmel Smith 257. Xanth: The Quest for Magic, Piers Anthony 258. The Lost Princess of Oz, L. Frank Baum 259. Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon 260. Lost In A Good Book, Jasper Fforde 261. Well Of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde 261. Life Of Pi, Yann Martel 263. The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver 264. A Yellow Rraft In Blue Water, Michael Dorris 265. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder 267. Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls 268. Griffin & Sabine, Nick Bantock 269. Witch of Blackbird Pond, Joyce Friedland 270. Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH, Robert C. OBrien 271. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt 272. The Cay, Theodore Taylor 273. From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg 274. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster 275. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin 276. The Kitchen Gods Wife, Amy Tan 277. The Bone Setters Daughter, Amy Tan 278. Relic, Duglas Preston & Lincolon Child 279. Wicked, Gregory Maguire 280. American Gods, Neil Gaiman 281. Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry 282. The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum 283. Haunted, Judith St. George 284. Singularity, William Sleator 285. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson 286. Different Seasons, Stephen King 287. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk 288. About a Boy, Nick Hornby 289. The Bookmans Wake, John Dunning 290. The Church of Dead Girls, Stephen Dobyns 291. Illusions, Richard Bach 292. Magics Pawn, Mercedes Lackey 293. Magics Promise, Mercedes Lackey 294. Magics Price, Mercedes Lackey 295. The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Gary Zukav 296. Spirits of Flux and Anchor, Jack L. Chalker 297. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice 298. The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, Brenda Love 299. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace. 300. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison. 301. The Cider House Rules, John Irving. 302. Enders Game, Orson Scott Card 303. Girlfriend in a Coma, Douglas Coupland 304. The Lions Game, Nelson Demille 305. The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars, Stephen Brust 306. Cyteen, C. J. Cherryh 307. Foucaults Pendulum, Umberto Eco 308. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson 309. Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk 310. Camber of Culdi, Kathryn Kurtz 311. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand 312. War and Rememberance, Herman Wouk 313. The Art of War, Sun Tzu 314. The Giver, Lois Lowry 315. The Telling, Ursula Le Guin 316. Xenogenesis (or Liliths Brood), Octavia Butler 317. A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold 318. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold 319. The Aeneid, Publius Vergilius Maro (Vergil) 320. Hanta Yo, Ruth Beebe Hill 321. The Princess Bride, S. Morganstern (or William Goldman) 322. Beowulf, Anonymous 323. The Sparrow, Maria Doria Russell 324. Deerskin, Robin McKinley 325. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey 326. Passage, Connie Willis 327. Otherland, Tad Williams 328. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay 329. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry 330. Beloved, Toni Morrison 331. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christs Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore 332. The mysterious disappearance of Leon, I mean Noel, Ellen Raskin 333. Summer Sisters, Judy Blume 334. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo 335. The Island on Bird Street, Uri Orlev 336. Midnight in the Dollhouse, Marjorie Filley Stover 337. The Miracle Worker, William Gibson 338. The Genesis Code, John Case 339. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevensen 340. Paradise Lost, John Milton 341. Phantom, Susan Kay 342. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, Anne Rice 343. Anno Dracula, Kim Newman 344: The Dresden Files: Grave Peril, Jim Butcher 345: Tokyo Suckerpunch, Issac Adamson 346: The Winter of Magics Return, Pamela Service 347: The Oddkins, Dean R. Koontz 348. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok 349. The Last Goodbye, Raymond Chandler 350. At Swim, Two Boys, Jaime ONeill 351. Othello, by William Shakespeare 352. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas 353. The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats 354. Sati, Christopher Pike 355. The Inferno, Dante 356. The Apology, Plato 357. The Small Rain, Madeline LEngle 358. The Man Who Tasted Shapes, Richard E Cytowick 359. 5 Novels, Daniel Pinkwater 360. The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Juliet Marillier 361. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier 362. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf 363. Our Town, Thorton Wilder 364. Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King 365. The Interpreter, Suzanne Glass 366. The Moors Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie 367. The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson 368. A Passage to India, E.M. Forster 369. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky 370. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux 371. Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg 372. The Changeover, Margaret Mahy 373. Howls Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones 374. Angels and Demons, Dan Brown 375. Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo 376. Shosha, Isaac Bashevis Singer 377. Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck 378. The Diving-bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby 379. The Lunatic at Large by J. Storer Clouston 380. Time for Bed by David Baddiel 381. Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold 382. Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre 383. The Bloody Sun by Marion Zimmer Bradley 384. Sewer, Gas, and Eletric by Matt Ruff 385. Jhereg by Steven Brust 386. So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane 387. Perdido Street Station, China Mieville 388. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte 389. Road-side Dog, Czeslaw Milosz 390. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje 391. Neuromancer, William Gibson 392. The Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 393. A Canticle for Liebowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr 394. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault 395. The Gunslinger, Stephen King 396. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare 397. Childhoods End, Arthur C. Clarke 398. A Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman 399. Ivanhoe, Walter Scott 400. The God Boy, Ian Cross 401. The Beekeepers Apprentice, Laurie R. King 402. Finn Family Moomintroll, Tove Jansson 403. Misery, Stephen King 404. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters 405. Hood, Emma Donoghue 406. The Land of Spices, Kate OBrien 407. The Diary of Anne Frank 408. Regeneration, Pat Barker 409. Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald 410. Dreaming in Cuban, Cristina Garcia 411. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway 412. The View from Saturday, E.L. Konigsburg 413. Dealing with Dragons, Patricia Wrede 414. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss 415. A Severed Wasp - Madeleine LEngle 416. Here Be Dragons - Sharon Kay Penman 417. The Mabinogion (Ancient Welsh Tales) - translated by Lady Charlotte E. Guest 418. The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown 419. Desire of the Everlasting Hills - Thomas Cahill 420. The Cloister Walk - Kathleen Norris 421. The Things We Carried, Tim OBrien 422. I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb 423. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk 424. Enders Shadow, Orson Scott Card 425. The Memory of Earth, Orson Scott Card 426. The Iron Tower, Dennis L. McKiernen 427. The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles 428. The Four Feathers, A.E.W. Mason 429. The Jester, James Patterson 430. Cry the beloved Country, Alan Paton 431. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath 432. The Stranger, Albert Camus 433. Deathscent, Robin Jarvis 434. Memnoch the Devil, Anne Rice 435. My legendary girlfriend, Mike Gayle 436. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Phillip K Dick 437. Bored of the Rings - Harvard Lampoon 438. The Pelican Brief - John Grisham 439. Schild's Ladder - Greg Egan 440. Excession - Iain M. Banks 441. One For The Morning Glory - John Barnes 442. The Manchurian Candidate - Richard Condon 443. A Death in the Family - James Agee 444. Fup - Jim Dodge 445. Isle of Man - Piers Anthony 446. Knit Lit 447. Nancy Reagan - Kitty Kelly

another top 100 movie list

from http://thedailymeme.com/lost/found/000453.php Take this list of the top 100 movies from the IMDB and bold the movies you have seen. (I'm not sure where this is originally from). This list is from May 2004. Godfather, The (1972) Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) Godfather: Part II, The (1974) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) Schindler's List (1993) Shichinin no samurai (1954) Casablanca (1942) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) Star Wars (1977) Citizen Kane (1941) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Dr. Strangelove (1964) Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Rear Window (1954) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Pulp Fiction (1994) Usual Suspects, The (1995) Memento (2000) North by Northwest (1959) 12 Angry Men (1957) Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Psycho (1960) Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Goodfellas (1990) American Beauty (1999) Sunset Blvd. (1950) Vertigo (1958) Matrix, The (1999) Cidade de Deus (2002) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) C'era una volta il West (1968) Apocalypse Now (1979) Pianist, The (2002) Third Man, The (1949) Paths of Glory (1957) Taxi Driver (1976) Fight Club (1999) Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) Some Like It Hot (1959) Double Indemnity (1944) Boot, Das (1981) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Singin' in the Rain (1952) Chinatown (1974) L.A. Confidential (1997) Maltese Falcon, The (1941) Requiem for a Dream (2000) All About Eve (1950) M (1931) Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) Se7en (1995) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Saving Private Ryan (1998) Rashômon (1950) Raging Bull (1980) Wizard of Oz, The (1939) Alien (1979) American History X (1998) Sting, The (1973) Léon (1994) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) Vita è bella, La (1997) Touch of Evil (1958) Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) Finding Nemo (2003) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Reservoir Dogs (1992) Great Escape, The (1963) Modern Times (1936) Clockwork Orange, A (1971) Amadeus (1984) On the Waterfront (1954) Ran (1985) Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Annie Hall (1977) Wo hu cang long (2000) Jaws (1975) Apartment, The (1960) Braveheart (1995) High Noon (1952) Aliens (1986) Fargo (1996) Strangers on a Train (1951) Shining, The (1980) Metropolis (1927) Blade Runner (1982) Sixth Sense, The (1999) City Lights (1931) Donnie Darko (2001) Duck Soup (1933) Great Dictator, The (1940) General, The (1927) Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) Princess Bride, The (1987) Dogville (2003)

from http://publius.mu.nu/archives/032496.html the AFI's list of 100 Top Movies, highlighting the ones I've seen and I'll add three at the bottom. So, onward! 1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) 2. CASABLANCA (1942) 3. THE GODFATHER (1972) 4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) 5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) 6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) 7. THE GRADUATE (1967) 8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) 9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993) 10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) 11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) 12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) 13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) 14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) 15. STAR WARS (1977) 16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) 17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) 18. PSYCHO (1960) 19. CHINATOWN (1974) 20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) 21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) 22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) 23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) 24. RAGING BULL (1980) 25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) 26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) 27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) 28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) 29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) 30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) 31. ANNIE HALL (1977) 32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) 33. HIGH NOON (1952) 34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) 35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) 36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) 37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) 38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) 39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) 40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) 41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961) 42. REAR WINDOW (1954) 43. KING KONG (1933) 44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) 45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) 46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) 47. TAXI DRIVER (1976) 48. JAWS (1975) 49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) 50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) 51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) 52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) 53. AMADEUS (1984) 54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) 55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) 56. M*A*S*H (1970) 57. THE THIRD MAN (1949) 58. FANTASIA (1940) 59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) 60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) 61. VERTIGO (1958) 62. TOOTSIE (1982) 63. STAGECOACH (1939) 64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) 65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) 66. NETWORK (1976) 67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) 68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) 69. SHANE (1953) 70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) 71. FORREST GUMP (1994) 72. BEN-HUR (1959) 73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) 74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925) 75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) 76. CITY LIGHTS (1931) 77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) 78. ROCKY (1976) 79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978) 80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969) 81. MODERN TIMES (1936) 82. GIANT (1956) 83. PLATOON (1986) 84. FARGO (1996) 85. DUCK SOUP (1933) 86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) 87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931) 88. EASY RIDER (1969) 89. PATTON (1970) 90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) 91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) 92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) 93. THE APARTMENT (1960) 94. GOODFELLAS (1990) 95. PULP FICTION (1994) 96. THE SEARCHERS (1956) 97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) 98. UNFORGIVEN (1992) 99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967) 100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) 101. THE CAINE MUTINY (1954) 102. METROPOLIS (1927) 103. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) My three: 104. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 105. NORTH AND SOUTH 106. ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

movie meme

from http://publius.mu.nu/archives/032496.html the AFI's list of 100 Top Movies, highlighting the ones I've seen and I'll add three at the bottom. So, onward! 1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) 2. CASABLANCA (1942) 3. THE GODFATHER (1972) 4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) 5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) 6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) 7. THE GRADUATE (1967) 8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) 9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993) 10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) 11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) 12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) 13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) 14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) 15. STAR WARS (1977) 16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) 17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) 18. PSYCHO (1960) 19. CHINATOWN (1974) 20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) 21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) 22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) 23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) 24. RAGING BULL (1980) 25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) 26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) 27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) 28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) 29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) 30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) 31. ANNIE HALL (1977) 32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) 33. HIGH NOON (1952) 34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) 35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) 36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) 37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) 38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) 39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) 40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) 41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961) 42. REAR WINDOW (1954) 43. KING KONG (1933) 44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) 45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) 46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) 47. TAXI DRIVER (1976) 48. JAWS (1975) 49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) 50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) 51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) 52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) 53. AMADEUS (1984) 54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) 55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) 56. M*A*S*H (1970) 57. THE THIRD MAN (1949) 58. FANTASIA (1940) 59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) 60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) 61. VERTIGO (1958) 62. TOOTSIE (1982) 63. STAGECOACH (1939) 64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)(started to watch, hated it) 65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) 66. NETWORK (1976) 67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) 68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) 69. SHANE (1953) 70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) 71. FORREST GUMP (1994) 72. BEN-HUR (1959) 73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) 74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925) 75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) 76. CITY LIGHTS (1931) 77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) 78. ROCKY (1976) 79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978) 80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969) 81. MODERN TIMES (1936) 82. GIANT (1956) 83. PLATOON (1986) 84. FARGO (1996) 85. DUCK SOUP (1933) 86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) 87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931) 88. EASY RIDER (1969) 89. PATTON (1970) 90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) 91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) 92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) 93. THE APARTMENT (1960) 94. GOODFELLAS (1990) 95. PULP FICTION (1994) 96. THE SEARCHERS (1956) 97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) 98. UNFORGIVEN (1992) 99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967) 100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) 101. THE CAINE MUTINY (1954) 102. METROPOLIS (1927) 103. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) My three: 104. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 105. ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN 106. NORTH AND SOUTH

memes

 

Play it again

What song have you (or someone you know) been so stuck on that you've played it over and over and over and over and over .... (you get the picture)?
 
This one is easy. When I was 15, almost 16, I broke up with my first boyfriend/love of two years, Matt. We had been stuck on the movie Pretty Woman, and Matt had done this horrific dance for me to the song Pretty Woman for my birthday the year before. (I still have the video proof!) One of the songs from the movie was "It Must Have Been Love". After the breakup, you can well imagine how many times in a row I played this song over & over again.
 
Years later, many relationships later, that song still takes me back to that moment in time, when I was hurting so bad, couldn't see anything past the pain I felt.
 
 

Clan of the Cave Bears

Listened to a great deal of Clan yesterday; I'm about halfway through.

Jon & Zorro

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

finished books

Posted something the other day via email, but used the wrong email address, apparently.
 
I finished the Teagarden bookJanuary 8. It was OK, a fast read, but nothing I'd ever read twice. #2
 
I started listening to
The clan of the cave bear [sound recording] / by Jean M. Auel
(#3)
 
something I've read before,but it's great listening to while knitting.
 
I started it a couple of days ago.
 
Jon & I listened to all of Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone [sound recording] / J.K. Rowling (#4)
 
also this weekend. I've read it more than once & even Jon's read it once, but it was great to listen to all weekend, instead of just filling our minds with endless junk on TV or just the radio.
 
Last week I started listening to Jackdaws [sound recording] / Ken Follett, also a reread, but just fine for listening to. Haven't listened to it since last week. (#5)
 
I also finished Pathways [sound recording] / Jeri Taylor listening on audio cd last week as well. (#6)
 
I read about half of Bound feet & Western dress / Pang-Mei Natasha Chang but it definitely wasn't my cup of tea. I'm interested enough in the subjects, but I don't really care for memoirs (though I like biographies, go figure). I felt it was full of whining. We all have tough lives, thank you very much.
 
 

Friday, January 06, 2006

calorie calculator


http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/fitness/tools/calorie

How many calories do you burn doing regular exercise or simple everyday things like cooking or mowing the lawn?

tickets


I won 2 free guest ticket vouchers to see The Miracle Worker at the Worcester Foothills Theater. I'm so excited, I haven't seen anything there in ages. I remember my inlaws used to have season tickets, I think they gave us two tickets once when they couldn't go. I'm so excited, it'll be fun to dress up & go out. I think we'll go (hopefully) the weekend of Jon's birthday.

new book #2


Started reading Bone to Pick, an Aurora Teagarden mystery by Charlaine Harris. Never read a teagarden mystery before! I thought it was one of her other series, oh well. So far, it's a notehr quick, short, light, fast read - the whole book is only 168 pages.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

exercise & book


Finished my first book of the year!

1. grave sight by Charlaine Harris, 263 pages.

Very quick, fast, easy read. Light reading, but perfect what I needed to get back into the swing of things.  

Exercise:
.5 miles w/ the walking tape, and did lots of bend-over-and-touch my toes... Not much, but a start. Parked in the far parking lot like I usually do for a bit of exercise, too.

2005 books read

Harry Potter #1 - reread - 1/1
Shame of Man, Piers Anthony 1/3
Harry Potter #2 - reread - 1/05
Knitting Sutra - 01/05
Buffalo Soldiers Massachusetts (didn't finish) N. Zaroulis
Knit Lit #2 3/2
16 lighthouse Rd. - D. Macomber 3/15
Voyager Nanotech War
4/1 Voyager Homecoming 4/2
Voyager Homecoming Book 2 4/3
Unfit to Practice P. O'Shaughnessy (reread, didn't finish)
audio CD J. D. Robb Immortal in Death 4/05
Time and CHance - Sharon Kay Penman 4/13
Voyager Cloak & Dagger #1 Dark Matters 4/14
J. D. Robb - audio CD - didn't write down name 4/15
D. Macomber 44 Cranberry Point 4/21
Where the Heart Is 5/11
The Keeners 5/13
Harry Potter #5 Order of the Phoenix started 5/14 finished 5/18
Failure is Not an Option - Gene Kranz 6/11
A Good Yarn D. Macomber 6/15
ST: Voyager Death of Neutron Star Kotani - 6/26
ST: Voyager Section 31 Shadow 6/28
The Badlands. Book one of two / Susan Wright
audio CD The Marriage Contract 7/17
Patricia Potter, The Heart Queen 7/19
Harry Potter #6 7/24
Puppet Master, R. Heinlein 8/8
J. Kellerman audio CD Therapy (reread) 8/8
Fire in Boston's Cocoanut Grove
Magick (Septimus Heap) #1 by Angie Sage, audio CD 8/14
Voyager String Theory book 1 Cohesion by Jeffrey Lang
Artimus Fowl audio CD 8/24
Door Into Summer, R. Heinlein 9/5
ST: TNG #19 Perchance to Dream 9/8
Couldn't keep it to myself / Wally Lamb et al
Club dead / Charlaine Harris
A journal for Christa : Christa McAuliffe, teacher in space / Grace George
Corrigan
Cube Roots P. Anthony 10/05 Firefly P. Anthony (reread)
How precious was that while : an autobiography / Piers Anthony (read most)
Have Space Suit Will Travel audio CD Heinlein 11/05
Someday soon / Debbie Macomber
The Tunnel Through Earth Heinlein 11/05
At knit's end : meditations for women who knit too much / Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
(didn't write down) R. Heinlein 12/05
**edited 01/02/06-Remembered I read Time Traveler's Wife**

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

52 books

My second - or third- attempt at keeping a book blog online! My goal: to read 52 books in a year, counting unabridging audio books & rereads. I love science fiction, fantasy, history, young adult books, history, historical fiction, those series that never ends, and did I mention history?

Finished 2006

Night Mare 9/06
For Love of Evil 9/06
Castle Roogna 9/06
The Source of Magic 9/06
With a Tangled Skein (audio) 9/06
Living Dead in Dallas - Charline Harris 8/06
Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
Yarn Harlot 8/06
Knitting Rules 8/06
Dead to the World 8/06
Visions in Death 8/06
Divided in Death 8/06
Undead & Unwed 8/06
Undead & Unemployed 8/06
Dead after Dark 8/06
Dead and loving it / MaryJanice Davidson 8/06
Origin in death / J.D. Robb 7/06
Mason-Dixon Knitting 7/06
Northern Lights by Nora Roberts 7/19/06
White Indian #1 7/06
Texas! by DFR 7/06
Survivor in death / J.D. Robb 06/06
A breath of snow and ashes / Diana Gabaldon 06/06
Nebraska! by DFR 06/06
Wyoming! by DFR 06/05/06
Oregon! by DFR 06/27/06
Micah / Laurell K. Hamilton 06/06
Independence / [sound recording] / by Dana Fuller Ross 06/06
Harry Potter and the half-blood prince [sound recording] / by J.K. Rowling 05/06
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [sound recording] / J.K. Rowling (05/06)
Flyte / Angie Sage ; illustrated by Mark Zug 05/06)
Harry Potter and the goblet of fire [sound recording] / J.K. Rowling 04/06)
The crystal singer trilogy : Crystal singer, Killashandra, Crystal line / Anne McCaffrey)
String theory. Book 2, Fusion / Kristen Beyer 02/06)
Violations / Susan Wright 02/06)
Dead as a doornail [sound recording], Charlaine Harris 02/06)
Wizard's first rule / Terry Goodkind (reread) 02/06)
A spell for chameleon [sound recording] / by Piers Anthony 02/06 (reread)
Wielding a red sword [sound recording] / by Piers Anthony 02/06 (reread)
Magic kingdom for sale--sold! / Terry Brooks)
Pathways [sound recording] / Jeri Taylor (01/06)
Moon shadows / Nora Roberts ... [et al.])
Heidi [sound recording] / by Johanna Spyri 01/06)
Harry Potter #2 01/06 (reread))
Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris (01/06))
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone [sound recording] / J.K. Rowling (01/06) (reread))
Grave Sight, Charlaine Harris 1/06
Harry Potter #1(audio) 1/06
Clan of the Cave Bears (audio)1/06