Friday, December 31, 2010

Take that BBC!!

My friend posted this on her blog a few weeks ago, and being the good friend that I am, I hurried right over to my blog I kept forgetting to blog about it I waited for just the right time to post it on my blog :)

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

I have bolded (and enlargened cause bold isn't readible...yes, all of those words exist. I said so) the books I've read in their entirety and italicized the ones I want to read and plan on reading and underlined the ones I've started (and shranken them all to show a huge difference...yes, that is a word too), a lot of the others I've never heard of sadly...but they're on my list now.

  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 (Old Testament, New Testament) 
  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 May 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 Faulk
  18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
  19. The Time Traveler’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 Hitchhiker’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’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
  39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  40. Winnie the Pooh - A.A. 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’s 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 Inferno - Dante
  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 - E.B. 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
I've only read 9, which is a lot less than my friend has,'s a start right? I have read a lot of other books that are NOT on this list...does that count??

We're going to a family party tonight, so I have to go get ready

One of my goals is to read 10 more books on that list above

Another is to fix all of the problems wrong with my body so that I can be as healthy as possible and go to the gym as much as possible

That just requires me having healing I'll have to work on that

I hope you all have a Happy New Years Eve and that you have fun and enjoy the time spent with your family


Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Linking up with Ms Dazee again

Dear Muddy Buddies, 

I love you...but I should not make you again because all I do is eat you...

Dear Lorelai

Do you think you could share your secrets with me so that I too can eat as unhealthy as you and look as good as you do?

Thank you for making my life happy. I appreciate it...really I're just great and wonderful!!

Dear Friends, 

Do you know of a GGAA that should attend to overcome this addiction?

Dear Friends, 

Ignore that last question. I'm very happy with my addiction and never want to give it up

Dear Work, 

I'm getting very used to wearing my lounge clothes if I come back not in work clothes, forgive me? Please?

Dear Boyfriend, 

Could you apply for the other job and get a bigger raise so that we can go out to eat to all of the places that I want to go to?

Dear Sprint

Do you think you could put the phone that I want on an even bigger sale? Thanks!!

Dear Friends,



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas late!!!!

Hi friends!! 

I've been kind of MIA this past week...did you miss me??

I"m just glad that I didn't come back to 50 new posts when I checked my reader on the random days that I did

My vacation has been full of:

Boyfriend didn't have the time off that I did...but whenever he was home, he was on the computer playing his game, taking advantage of a fabulous experience event (silly Boyfriend)

muddy of my favorite snacks

A bookshelf I bought when Boyfriend's sister came up to just got hung and I am so excited!!

A cross-stich I'm working on for Papa Smurf. Shhh!! Don't tell. ;)

A new puzzle I just bought. :) My family thinks I'm crazy, but I'm excited!!

I LOVE Gilmore Girls!! :D

Christmas was wonderful. Boyfriend had to work, which was a bummer, but the time spent with my family was priceless. Watching the kids open presents is probably my favorite part, besides watching my siblings open their gifts. 

Boyfriend spoiled me to no end and I am very grateful for it 

He gave me:

A new iPod touch and more lovely ram for my computer!! :D He is very good to me

I got him:

A frame with some pictures of us...(we don't have any vertical ones, so I made some till we have them) he's been wanting a copy of some of them for a long time, so I figured I'd give him a nice frame with some of them

And, a new iPod touch :D

I had that one planned for a long time

I figured I could give him one, and he could give me one

I also got him a mug from the Disney Store that he really liked:

Mama and Papa Smurf got me a new camera :D

They had green...I tried to exchange it for purple, but the dude at the store said Nikon didn't make enough so he didn't know if they would ever get any more in... Bother

They also gave me an emergency kit for my car, which is very nice

And Santa brought me a big huge make-up kit with oodles and oodles of make-up and fingernail polish...the kind that Wallie World has had

It was crazy

It was a good Christmas

Everyone got the life history of my Grandma (P. Smurf's mom) and some CDs to remind us of our other grandparents

I'm excited to read the history. My grandma died before I was born, so it will be nice to learn about her a bit

I'm not exactly ready to go back to work next week...I know I have the rest of the week ahead of me, but I also know it will fly by quickly

Lightening speed kind of fast...I'm not really looking forward to it

I wish that I could meet some multi-millionaire one day, make a wonderful impression on them, have them die and not have anyone else to leave their money to, and leave it alllllllllllllllllllll to me

Then I wouldn't HAVE to would only be a "Hey, I want to go to work today and don't have anything else to do!! Let's go"

If any of you meet anyone like that, could you let me know? 

Kay thanks

Now, I have to go get ready for scouts


The first sign that real life is returning

I hope you're all having a wonderful day!!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Tuesday!!

It's aware...

(nothing was untouched by this beautiful snow!!) :)