Saturday, May 24, 2008

BORROWED FROM Angry Pregnant Lawyer

These are the top 106 books tagged "unread" at LibraryThing (which I haven't previously heard of).

Bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones you read for school, and italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Crime and Punishment
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Don Quixote
The Odyssey
The Brothers Karamazov
War and Peace
Madame Bovary
A Tale of Two Cities
Jane Eyre
The Name of the Rose
Moby Dick
The Iliad
Vanity Fair
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Blind Assassin
Pride and Prejudice
The Historian: A Novel
The Canterbury Tales
The Kite Runner
Great Expectations - I esp. loved this one.
Life of Pi
The Time Traveler's Wife
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Atlas Shrugged
Foucault's Pendulum
The Grapes of Wrath
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Mrs. Dalloway
Sense and Sensibility
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (This one is on my Amazon wish list.)
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Sound and The Fury
Memoirs of a Geisha
Brave New World
American Gods
The Poisonwood Bible
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Now that I finally saw League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I want to read this
Dune - read quite a few of the sequels as well
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The Satanic Verses
Mansfield Park
Gulliver's Travels
The Three Musketeers
The Inferno
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Fountainhead
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (bleh)
Oliver Twist
To the Lighthouse
A Clockwork Orange
Robinson Crusoe
The Scarlet Letter
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Once and Future King
Anansi Boys
The God of Small Things
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Oryx and Crake
Angela's Ashes
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
In Cold Blood
Lady Chatterley's Lover - This was disappointing
A Confederacy of Dunces
Les Misérables - I guess the musical doesn't count
The Amber Spyglass
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Watership Down
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
The Aeneid
A Farewell to Arms
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
Sons and Lovers
The Book Thief
The history of Tom Jones
The Road
Tender is the Night
The War of the Worlds

Any really good ones I should immediately add to by "read" list?


Sunday, May 18, 2008


You're going to get a stomach ache from this one, FIVE feasts now being served!

Feast One Hundred & Ninety One
May 16th, 2008


What is the nearest big city to your home?
Philadelphia, New York City and Atlantic City; pretty much in equal measure.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how well do you keep secrets?

Describe your hair (color, texture, length).
Long and brown with highlights, thick and curly if left to its own devices.

Main Course
What kind of driver are you? Courteous? Aggressive? Slow?
I am very impatient, so I tend to be an aggressive driver, I don't like to speed unless I am running horribly late, but I can't stand pokey drivers or people who inhibit the flow of traffic. If you are turning then signal, and if you are making a right turn then MOVE OVER.

When was the last time you had a really bad week?
An entire week? Luckily I don't remember.

Feast One Hundred & Ninety
May 9th, 2008


When someone smiles at you, do you smile back?


Describe the flooring in your home. Do you have carpet, hardwood, vinyl, a mix?
Mix of carpet, hardwood and tile

Write a sentence with only 5 words, but all of the words have to start with the first letter of your first name.
The tarantula tripped towards town.

Main Course
Do you know anyone whose life has been touched by adoption?
Yes, from both sides.

Name 2 blue things.
the sky and viagra

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Nine
May 2nd, 2008

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a child?
The Smurfs and the Gummy Bears

Pretend you are about to get a new pet. Which animal would you pick, and what would you name it?
A kitten, and I couldn't name it without seeing it and knowing its personality.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy getting all dressed up for a special occasion?

Main Course
What kind of music do you listen to while you drive?
It depends on my mood, sometimes French love songs, rock, Russian punk, Top 40

When was the last time you bought a clock? And in which room did you put it?
Years ago, it was a grape clock for my kitchen

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Eight
April 25th, 2008


Name something you would categorize as weird.
men - LOL

What color was the last piece of food you ate?
white, it was a bite of ice cream

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy being alone?
Again, it depends on my mood. If I need some alone time then 10, but when I am lonely obviously it's more like 2 or 3. In general, being a lone isn't a bad thing at all, unless I am at either end of the spectrum I generally enjoy it at about an 8. Even if I don't NEED to be alone, I still like it.

Main Course

Fill in the blank: I will _________ vote for ___________ in _______.
I will perhaps vote for a Democrat in November.

Describe your sleeping habits.
Absolutely must have a fan on, I like to sleep in an little as possible and I tend to sleep on only one side of the bed and I like a lot of pillows.

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Seven
April 18th, 2008


Name a color you find soothing.

Using 20 or less words, describe your first driving experience.
I was nervous, I was with my driving instructor and he took me out on the Garden State Parkway!!!

What material is your favorite item of clothing made out of?

Main Course
Who is a great singer or musician who, if they were to come to your town for a concert, you would spend the night outside waiting for tickets to see?
Do people even do this anymore?? I would have to say Billy Joel.


What is the most frequent letter of the alphabet in your whole name (first, middle, maiden, last, etc.)?


Thursday, May 15, 2008


Stephan Pastis, the author of Pearls Before Swine is hysterically brilliant. To wit:

Friday, May 02, 2008


Whips and chains make you smile

'What is your Fortune?' at