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Comeback

Jun. 12th, 2013 | 07:46 pm

Staging a comeback.  :)
Anyone else that is still around, comment and maybe I'll start posting again.  

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Books

Jul. 4th, 2008 | 11:55 pm
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

The Big Read thinks the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books they've printed below.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read only six and force books upon them.


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. 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 and Little Women and Jo's Boys, lovely books
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare, I think I'm two short, but I'm bolding it anyway
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD 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
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 - C.S. Lewis, This is part of the Chronicle of Narnia...
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, Angels and Demons is better
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' 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, and have seen it on Broadway.  :)

59 out of a hundred isn't bad I guess. 

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Apr. 24th, 2008 | 10:04 am

This totally made me laugh. Am I really like this? If you take it, let me know what you get.

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Dec. 13th, 2007 | 09:41 pm

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In May I gave angelface211 a wet willie, then I took it back (-5 points). In October superfrail and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points). In July I gave r_d_g a Dutch Oven (-10 points). In June I bought porn for ladolce_kate (10 points). Last Tuesday I ruled Canada as a kind and benevolent dictator (700 points).

Overall, I've been nice (706 points). For Christmas I deserve a Nintendo Wii!

Sincerely,
LexxiSmiles

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I already have a Wii!

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Book List

Dec. 2nd, 2007 | 09:34 am
mood: cheerfulcheerful

Here are the books I read in November.

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Nov. 17th, 2007 | 11:29 pm
mood: nostalgicnostalgic
music: Watch Over You - Alter Bridge

Bought the new Alter Bridge album last night. I've been listening to it obsessively and love it as much as their last one. They played here in Milwaukee tonight, but I didn't go. I wish I had, I miss my concert buddy Leah!

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. I'm so glad it's going to be a short week at work, I really need a break. I'm doing pretty well with my Christmas shopping, I'm about half-way done. I need to start working on Christmas cards, I might do that tomorrow when I'm watching the last Nascar race of the season.

Had an awesome chat with Kimi tonight. She's giving her notice next week, so she'll hopefully be done working in Florida sometime next summer. She's going to stay until they find another nanny, which is a pretty long process. I can't wait to have her closer! We've already been making plans for a road trip next summer. Although we might not be able to go if I get pregnant. Not much else going on, just counting the days until Christmas and my vacation and trip up to Minneapolis. It's crazy how much I miss it. Adam doesn't like it here, but he doesn't want to go back to Minneapolis either. *sigh* Anyway, only 40 days until I get to see Kimi!

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Book List

Oct. 31st, 2007 | 08:01 pm
mood: calmcalm

So a lot of people seem to be interested in what I read.  Well, they usually are more interested in how much I read.  So I decided to start recording the books I read each month.  So this is my reading list from October.

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I love....

Sep. 25th, 2007 | 07:15 am

Reply to this post, and I will list three things I love about you. Maybe more than three. Then repost to your own journal and spread the love.

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Do You Know Me?

Sep. 20th, 2007 | 09:49 pm
mood: sadsad
music: Superman's Song - Crash Test Dummies

 

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Raise

Jul. 19th, 2006 | 08:44 am

I got another raise at my job.  This is the third one in the less than three months I've been there.  Go me!


In other news....I need to do laundry, this is the second day I've had to wear a pair of Adam's socks.  Although, he has a lot more than I do.....maybe I should just buy more socks.

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