Thursday, December 11, 2008

Book List-What Have You Read?

This meme is originally from The Stash Haus. Apparently it is reckoned that most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. Just like knitting - so many books/projects, so little time!


1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Place ** after the books you LOVE.
4) Post your list so we can try and track down these people who’ve only read 6 and force books upon them.

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
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 M 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 Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’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 Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams**
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh**
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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 - AA 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-Tried to read this but it too adolescent for me!
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’ 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 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**
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**
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

Well I make that about 60 out of 100 so not too bad.

Just got this pattern from Twist Collective called Arisoa Cowl by Pam Allen.

It is knit in Brioche Stitch which I don't think I have ever done and the yarn is Classic Elite Ariosa which is a bulky merino cashmere blend. I even ordered the yarn-I am so bad, I know- isn't there a major recession on as we speak? But my neck gets cold and this looked so nice and cushy! I will let you know how it knit's up.
I have been on a hat knitting jag and have made a hat a day for three days! One for my husband-a voyageur hat of Manos de Uruguay-the stuff that is with silk; one for my son Patrick-a basic watch cap knit of the same wine colored yarn that I knit a wallaby for myself from a year ago; one for our friend James out of the Manos and some of my hand spun for stripes and knit in the same watch cap style.
Now I am finishing some fingerless mitts for my niece for Christmas knit from Mountain Colors Bearfoot and knit in a simple staggered rib. They are turning out really nice and I will have plenty left to knit a pair for me too!

We had a decent snowfall on Monday and our town looks something like this:

Talk to you later,

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath,
for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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