Par hasard à un rêve

August 16, 2009, 2:54 pm
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It seems like I haven’t been here in ages!

Well, a lot has happened. My computer went haywire for a while, so I just completely left it alone. Plus, the instructions I had were really confusing. So because of my computer being difficult, all of my writing had come to an end. Yes, I know there is paper and pens and pencils and stuff but I think better when I’m typing. There’s something about the constant tap tap of the keys that gets the creative juices flowing. And all of my writing is stored on my computer, so yeah, I was kinda freaking out for a long time.

Luckily, my computer fixed itself and I put all of my writing in a safe place so if this is to happen again, I can still have my writing and I won’t have to get all upset.

I haven’t been reading much. Wuthering Heights was possibly the last book I read. I have to start preparing to go back to school and I seriously don’t want to go. I like being lazy. I like sleeping in. I know school work isn’t going to be hard, it’s just the thought of getting out of bed and going to school that I don’t want to do. Blegh!

To end this post:

All the books I have read are italicized. All the books I have not read are bolded.  All the books I have seen the movie of are underlined. This list was taken from  June’s blog

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

2. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

4. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

6. The Bible (parts of it)

7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

8. 1984 by George Orwell

9. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

1o. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

11. Little Women by  Louisa M Alcott

12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (I’ve read Romeo and Juliet, and saw the movie)

15. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (I heard this book was reminiscent of Jane Eyre, so I might check it out)

16. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

17. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk

18. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

19. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (This is on my list and I really want to see the movie)

20. Middlemarch by George Eliot

21. Gone With The Wind by  Margaret Mitchell (I seen the movie once)

22. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (I’ve read other stories by him, he’s one of my favorite authors, I just haven’t got around to reading Gatsby though.)

23. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

24. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

27.  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

29. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

30. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

31. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (I’m currently reading it)

32. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

33. Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

34. Emma by Jane Austen (I have seen the movie and I own the book, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.) 

35. Persuasion by Jane Austen (I have the book)

36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis

37. The Kite Runnder by Khaled Hossein

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres

39. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

40. Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne

41. Animal Farm by George Orwell

42. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

43. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving

45. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (I really really want to read this though)

46. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

47. Far From The Madding Crowd by  Thomas Hardy

48. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

49. Lord of the Flies by William Golding X

50. Atonement by Ian McEwan (I read it but I’m not old of enough to see the movie)

51. Life of Pi  by Yann Martel

52. Dune by Frank Herbert

53. Cold Comfort Farm

54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

55. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

56. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57. A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

58. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon

60. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (On my To-Read list)

61. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

62. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (On my To-Read list)

63. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

64. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

66. On The Road by Jack Kerouac

67. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

69. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

70. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

71. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

72. Dracula by Bram Stoker

73. The Secret Garden by  Frances Hodgson Burnett

74. Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson

75. Ulysses by James Joyce

76. The Inferno by Dante

77. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

78. Germinal by Emile Zola

79. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (I love this movie!)

80. Possession by  AS Byatt

81. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

82. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

83. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

84. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

85. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

86. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

87. Charlotte’s Web by EB White

88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom (I read Tuesday’s With Morrie though)

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90. The Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton

91. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

92. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery (I read it in French)

93. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

94. Watership Down by Richard Adams

95. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

96. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

97. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

98. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

100. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

So, the BBC said most people will have only read 6 out of these 100 books. Well, I read 10 and I’m only fifteen. The people that they quizzed were probably in college or way older, so I think I did pretty well.


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wow, you’ve read a lot for your age. I read most of what I did when I got a bit older. Anywa, Emma is soso. Persuasion is (in my opinion) more romantic than Pride and Prejudice. And you said that Lolita was on your reading list–I’ve read this, loved it, but was disturbed by it. Very disturbed. I think I was mainly disturbed by the fact that I found myself sympathizing for a pedofile, which the main character undoubtfully is.

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