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Jun. 20th, 2010

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The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:

How many have you read?



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 - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
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
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
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s 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

Mar. 27th, 2010

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Communities

Is it me, or are some LiveJournal Communities out of hand?

I just left a group in which the moderator seems a bit too much of a tyrant.

Way too much criticism...almost nasty

Mar. 26th, 2010

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Broken Glass

I just wanted to warn you that when I came down stairs this morning, there was a broken glass in the living room, by the blue chair.

Mar. 19th, 2010

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The snow melted...

& has revealed some interesting stuff in our yard


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Dec. 30th, 2009

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Spam Comments

Is everyone getting Spam Comments on their posts?
What's up with that???

Dec. 3rd, 2009

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Random Skype Conversation

People Skype me randomly all the time. I usually don't answer, and I block them. Today I decided to answer back....

2009-12-03
s.d: 08:34:07
Hi Jessica

s.d: 08:35:11
Good Morning, what time is it?

Me: 08:36:24
it's HAMMER TIME!

s.d: 08:37:21
listen Jessica, im from Armenia, far far from the US, I really dont understand the us way of expressions

Me: 08:39:00
it was a joke....a reference from a 1980's musician, MC Hammer

s.d: 08:39:44
ok

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Aug. 26th, 2009

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Fluff

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Love & Thanks!

Love & Thanks!

Today is Kim Cox Twaddell’s viewing, tomorrow her funeral.

I want to thank everyone who took the time to repost and forward her missing notice.

I want to thank everyone who paid attention to the news reports.

I want to thank all of you for your kind words, best wishes, emails, phone calls and prayers.

I truly believe that Kim’s spirit lives on and is now without pain and sorrow.

It’s the people she leaves behind that are now in need of your thoughts and prayers. Kim will be missed by many…

So today please, think of her children, her spouse, parents and grandmother…her family and everyone else who will love and miss Kim. Pray for her family and friends. Pray for all missing persons. Pray for everyone who is left behind…


Things I have Learned this year:

I have learned a lot this year.

Really, for the first time I learned who my true friends are.
I learned what true kindness is. I have been surprised by the love and support that came my way this year. I have been surprised by those who offered that support, and sadly, by those who didn’t.

I have learned that reposting, forwarding and most importantly paying attention to missing persons is vital.

I have learned that the kind word, hug, thought, touch or message no matter how small never goes unnoticed or unappreciated.

Your love has made me want to be a better person, a better friend.

I have also learned that it is ok to release those people who are unkind from my life.

I have learned that life is so short, live it with people who love and support you.

I have learned to always pay attention to those who need a friend, a kind word, hug, thought, or touch. I learned to give love where I can.

I have learned that love is always, always the answer.

Thank you & Namaste,
Jesi

Jul. 31st, 2009

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rogue sunflower

We have a rogue sunflower growing in our yard. I feed the birds (and squirrels) sunflower seeds. Usually, any that fall to the ground are eaten right up by our puppy or other animals. One lonely resilient determined seed survived. It also managed to thwart the weed whacker. It's a survivor, I think I'll caller her Gloria d;-)




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Jul. 30th, 2009

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Should we get 2 more doggies

Bob & I have a Cat, calypso (15 yrs old) and a dog, Baxter (4 yr old Beagle).

Someone I know is looking tp place two dachshunds in a home. They are 3 year old brothers, Bert & Ernie. Do we take on these dogs? We will be outnumbered. What about poor calypso he's kinda old to have two more dogs enter the picture? What if Baxter is jealous?
What do you think?

Yes to the doggies? or no?

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