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Books

Italicize the ones you've partially read, bold the ones you've read completely. A meme stolen from ProZD.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein (Got a little ways through the first book. Not a big fan.)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling (I absolutely loved HP when I was younger. Used to reread them all the time.)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (You wacky people who have read the whole Bible. Come on, man.)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (A tough slog, but I got through it.)
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell (I should read this.)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (Atheist fantasy. Woo.)
10 Great Expectations-Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Ubervilles-Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (This book sort of defines "goofy as hell.")
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (Read this for 6th grade English. Think I've reread it at least once afterwards.)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (I should also read this at some point.)
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 (Technically I could italicize this, but The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe come up later anyway and that's the only one I've read.)
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen (My Mom's favorite book.)
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (Probably wouldn't have gotten through it if it was longer.)
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 (My Mom probably read parts of it to me when I was a kid. Not really going to count that, though.)
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell (One of my favorites.)
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (Get out of here with this shit.)
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 (Another one I should read.)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (My Dad likes this book. I've skimmed a few pages.)
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (My brother is a fan. Now I've covered my entire immediate family.)
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 (Another one I'd like to read.)
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - 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 (Another one my Mom likes.)
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 (The only Dickens I've read.)
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madam Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom (I've read this guy's other well known book, Tuesday's With Morrie.)
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Ugh.)
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 (O, from this time forth my thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth!)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

So yeah, that's 17 total including the ones I've only partially read. Not totally horrible, I guess.

Bork

Hello my name is Din and I now have a Plurk. I sure could use some friends! That would be skippy.

http://www.plurk.com/phindin

This is my first update since February and I am very late to this Plurk party. I am an internet slacker.

back meme back meme

Instructions:

1.) Say the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, Direction, Naturally, Aluminium and Herbs.
2.) What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
3.) What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
4.) What do you call gym shoes?
5.) What do you say to address a group of people?
6.) What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
7.) What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
8.) What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Read this passage from The Speech Accent Archive:

"Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station."

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. My voice is low, it projects poorly, and I have a tendency to mumble. You may have to turn up your volume a bit. If/when you do, you'll probably hear a little annoying buzz, because I don't have classy recording equipment or whatever.

2. I sort of imply that people who have gone TPing and/or doorbell ditching are stupid. If you have done either thing, I do not think you are stupid! My friend Steve did do these things, and he is an excellent person. So please do not be offended.

This is a Voice Meme.

whine whine

I need a new series/fandom to become invested in.

Taking suggestions!

This Week On YouTube [Saturday]

Today: I don't even know anymore.

This Week On YouTube [Friday]

Today: Clips from a quality film.

This Week On YouTube [Thursday]

Today: Mother fucking birdplane.