Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hi Angela and Eca! Nice to see people commenting :D Ang, I got the birthday presents in the mail the other day, and I e-mailed you about it! I just wanted to acknowledge it here too because they were....knitting books! Yep, now I'm the proud owner of "Mason-Dixon Knitting" and "Stephanie-Pearl McPhee Casts Off!"

And Eca, I finished the Hermione chart! Here it is for everyone - but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if anyone uses it, let me know how it goes and give me props yo! LOL I'm just kidding. This chart did take me hours and hours to work out though, and I'm still not sure how accurate it is.

Actual headline from my hometown

"Criminal Bird Strikes Dryden Home

A citizen’s arrest was made in Dryden on Wednesday.
City Police received a call of a possible break and enter as the victim advised police that one of his garage windows was broken.
The homeowner surveyed the scene and found nothing missing but did spot
the suspect in the corner.
Before officers arrived at the scene, the homeowner arrested and released the suspect, a Ruff Grouse.
The bird will not face charges."

Cute :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of whenever this was originally posted). Bold is for books you've read. Underline is for books you own but haven't read. Italics for books you've started but haven't finished. Red is for books you found unreadable. Green for books you want to read but haven't yet. And, finally, leave the ones you haven't read as they are.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway HATED IT!
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492 - Present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers