Thursday, February 19, 2009

Brits and Books

I took this from Bec's blog, because some of these books I haven't read but do hope to, so I figured if I want to succeed in reading them, I need the list. Where better to keep the list than my blog? Remember I don't blog for your enjoyment I blog for mine. Your enjoyment is just an extra added bonus. When I was pregnant I had a private blog of only me and my husband so I could record life, that was literally my own enjoyment, I think my husband only visited twice.
Anyway, to the blog post:

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Add a 'L'to the ones you LOVE.
3) Star (p) those you plan on reading.
4) Tally your total at the bottom.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen--L
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien-- p
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte-- p-maybe, I will eventually but not high on the list
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling-X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - P
6 The Bible- I don't know if L or X is better, I mean yeah, I really like the book of John, but I don't know if I will ever read Numbers again. I read the whole thing in High School to prove it to myself.
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte-- L
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-- P
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy-- P
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller--
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare-- I've read a few, I doubt I will ever read the complete
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 p
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald--L
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens--
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy -p
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams—P
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh-
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky--P
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck- x
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll-X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame-- I might have, but I might have just read spark notes
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy- p
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens--p
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis-- L
34 Emma - Jane Austen- x, I read 3/4 then school started again, does that count?
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen-x in the process
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe -- L
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini --
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden-
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne-- L
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell— x
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 --L
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-- I need to finish it
52 Dune - Frank Herbert-- P I should its my husband's favorite
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons-
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen- L
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon-
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens--P
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-- x
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov-
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold--
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas- I read the abridge for High School, which I think should count, its still super long, I plan on reading the full book too some day
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 - P
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens -- p
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker- p
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett--
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson -P I have read him before, just not this one
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--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--P
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—P
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton--
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad-- X
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery- I can't remember, some I was suppose to read, but did I ever?
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-P
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare-
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl--X
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo- p

24ish, depends on how you count, since I had a lot of starts. Not bad, one for each year I'm alive right? Considering I didn't start reading until I was 16, I think thats not bad at all. I read before 16, just not for leisure.
Apparently this is a facebook thing, but I'm not on facebook. I waste enough time on here.
Which is now very apparent to me, my son thinks he should spent all his time on the computer too. I'm trying to diet my computer use it hope it will decrease his. He now has is own account on windows, we needed to lock down the internet and the system profiles from his little finger clicks. The other day I got out of the shower, and I could hear he was watching something on the computer, before his own account, he had clicked on the firefox latest headlines button, and was watching movies on BBC. He is also a part of KidZui now, that way he can watch Youtube without me having to watch every single click. He has his own avatar. What is the world coming too?! I still monitor his computer use, but at least I can get in the shower without too much fear. I also put up the laptop sometimes, or he will spend all day. He also gets it taken away if he messes his pants. Only big boys are allow on the computer and big boys use the toilet. Sometimes a TV seems better than only the computer. Between my son wanting to use the computer and my husband working at home more often, my screen times has been cut way down. Now if I could only cut down my son's, luckily for the most part out of sight, out of mind.

1 comment:

  1. That is a lot of books. Were you surprised at how many you had never heard of? I sure was.
    our family spends way too many hours on the computer...think of all the books we could have read in the time wasted on the computer!