Whatever!

What to muse about today?

May 7, 2012

Tonight Teagan read me a book.  “The Duckling Gets A Cookie?!”  Stu got it as a treat for him yesterday, and only read it to her once.

She has another in the series, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” and she loves it.  She will read that one too.  But this was impressive, as it was the first or second time Stu read this book.  I lucked out and had the iPhone ready.  I’m not sure why there are so many ants in her version.  They aren’t actually in the book.  She is quite taken with ants lately.

Teagan playing with the ants

At least she says please.  And! No!  No cookie for you!  And no screaming.  If only she listened to herself sometimes.  The poor pigeon is crying, because [sic] him want a cookie.  All his feathers and all the duck feathers fall off because him [sic] crying.  And then the duck doesn’t have a face!  Oh, wait! There it is!

Teagan’s version of the story ends well, with the pigeon getting a cookie.  Everyone should have a cookie.  Even the ants.

We may need to get more of these books, if only for her versions!

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January 17, 2012

Last night I watched Lost Girl. It was the series premier on Sci-Fi.  (Yes, yes, I know.  It’s syfy.  Stupid).  I thought it was a bit interesting.  Or interesting enough to watch a second episode.  And it was on after Being Human, which for one reason or another, I didn’t see. Maybe it was Alcatraz? Eh.   It’s on the DVR though.

Looking around today, I find out that it’s a Canadian series, with two seasons aired, and has been renewed for a  third season.  Then, I stopped looking.  It was enough to know that it may really be worth a second episode viewing.  Maybe even a third.

Anyway, the premise – a fae (succubus) in the world, not knowing what or who she is – was right up my alley.  Fairies, supernatural, sci-fi, blah blah sort of shows pique my interest.  While watching the pilot,  I did get these mini-flashbacks to reading Laurel Hamilton‘s “horny fairy books“, though.  But nothing too concrete, more like dreamy impressions of “wasn’t that like it was in the book?”.  Maybe it was just the strong female lead and two warring sides of the fae world.

The episode also reminded me a bit of The Dresden Files, a show I did enjoy, even campy as it was.    It could have been the lighting, the mood, the subject matter.  I’m not sure.  I haven’t read any of those books yet – not available on kindle at the library – but I will.  Soon. I’ve heard they’re better than the tv show was.

So, next Monday, I’ll have the DVR tuned into SyFy, for the second episode of Lost Girl.  I probably won’t be able to stay up to watch it.

I need to find time to watch Being Human.  Too.

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January 4, 2011

So we were watching Nick Jr. last night with Teagan – She really loves The Fresh Beat Band – and after it was over, this song came on.  Stu said “Hi Steve, so there you are.”   I was a bit confused at first, seeing the shaggy beard and shaven head.  And a tattoo.  But he was right, it was Steve from Blue’s Clues. With a tattoo!  And the guy from the Flaming Lips.  LOL!  I don’t think Teagan was as taken with the song as she is with Steve and Blue.

I’m pretty impressed.  And a little sad that it looks like his hair has gotten thin on top.  But he still has those big brown eyes :)

Anyway.

Teagan’s vocabulary is just bounding!  Today at day care she said “Hi Katie” (or attempted to) to the little girl that was already there.  She keeps trying to say snow, but it comes out as nooo.  She had a blast last night reading “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” repeating after dada about not letting the DUCK (still!) drive the bus.  She strings three and four words together, almost always remembers the Beezz (please) and about half the time will say, not sign, thank you.

Somewhere in the past two weeks, the little girl I’m carrying has hit viability.  I’ve had a conversation with Stu that was just odd:

“My uterus is the size of a soccer ball”

“What size?  A 3 or a 5?”

“Does it matter what size?  It’s a soccer ball!”

“Well, they are different sizes.  A 4 is for beach soccer, I think.”

LOL!  I swear the conversation went very much like that.  I must have just gotten a weekly milestone mail.  It’s not every day that I would bring up the size of my uterus.

So, viability.  A nice milestone.  I’m now just shy of 26 weeks, which is almost 30, which is not far from term.  Yikes!!

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PS.  If the video doesn’t play – go here to see it

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November 27, 2010

Book Nerds :)

So, I got tagged by Tina and Nina in Facebook, on this internet meme…  I think I’ve done something like this before, a few years ago, but there’s always time to improve the counts :)

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.   Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety.    Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt.
 
Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!

  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 – saw the movie
  6. The Bible  
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
  9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman – Really enjoyed the Golden Compass
  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 – saw the movie
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
  18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  19. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell – saw the movie
  22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  23. ~~ Number is missing?? ~~
  24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy – TWICE!
  25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  26. ~~ Number is missing?? ~~
  27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky – TWICE!
  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 – in French and in English.
  32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
  34. Emma -Jane Austen – saw the movie
  35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  36. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis  – Isn’t this part of the Chronicles of Narnia?  Maybe they should have listed another CS Lewis book here, like That Hideous Strength or Till We Have Faces?
  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 – A.A. 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 – loved the movies
  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 – saw the movie
  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 – I feel like I must have read this in French.
  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 – I read Satanic Verses, does that count?
  70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville – saw the movie with Captain Picard :)
  71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  72. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett – saw the movie
  74. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
  75. Ulysses – James Joyce
  76. The Inferno – Dante
  77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  78. Germinal – Emile Zola – I also feel that I read this in French
  79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray – saw the movie
  80. Possession – AS Byatt
  81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens – saw MANY movie versions
  82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker – saw the movie
  84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro – saw the movie
  85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert – in French
  86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  87. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
  88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
  89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – I’ve read many Holmes Adventures, not sure if they were “the” Adventures :)
  90. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
  91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  92. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery – in French.  I read this almost every year.  LOVE this book.
  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 – probably in French
  98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo – in French :)

So, looks like I’ve read 46 of the above, started or read excerpts from 8 more and saw the movie for 9 more.  I know that doesn’t count, but still :)

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Looks like I did do this in March 2009

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September 14, 2010

Another cool entry from the Bad Mom’s Club.

The Kessel Run

This guy has awesome art.  And such a nifty idea – combining two of my favorite things!

The Hunt

If I was up to date on my blog reading, I would have seen this (on my own!) about the same time Stu showed it to me.  It was sweet that he did.  He knows that I love Pooh.  He’s seen my copy of Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, as well as Eeyore’s version.  I’m sure he know’s I have the Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet.  We even call Teagan Piglet half the time.  I also have the original Star Wars movies (VHS!!), as well as Special Editions (DVD, and Han Shot First!!) and the Boxed Set (DVD!)  I may admit to owing the first trilogy, even though it sucked, mostly.

I’m going to have to check to see if I even have Winnie-The-Pooh or House at Pooh Corner.  I do think I have a few board books for Teagan, maybe those will work as well.

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August 9, 2010

Another fun entry from the Bad Mom’s Club.  Dr. Seuss. <sigh>  Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss?  I used to love Hop on Pop and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.  Teagan hasn’t done too many of the Dr. Seuss yet – she’s still on Sandra Boynton’s Barnyard Dance!the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the Baby Einstein Touch & Feel Animals.  We do read to her just about every night.  Stu does most of the bedtime reading.  Sometimes, if the monitor is set just right, I can listen along.  Sometimes, I’ll go stand in the doorway, (just waiting for my turn in the nighttime routine,) and listen. 

My mom has never let me forget how I made her read me my new Dr. Seuss books.  While she was in labor with my sister.  Oops.  The books had Just. Arrived. from the Dr. Seuss book club that she signed me up for.  The day my sister was born.   I was two, I’m really not responsible.  They were NEW. BOOKS!  I’m sure I had no idea!   I can’t remember how many books showed up that day, or even which ones they were.  For my baby shower, she made a lovely basket up with a bunch of Dr. Seuss books and some stuffed animals that look like the characters.

 

 Teagan is currently running around the house with the grey/white guy from If I ran the Zoo, though she did eye the giraffe last night.

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On a cooler note, we finally got the air conditioning fixed!  Woo woo!!

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August 3, 2010

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/

I love APOD.  I’ve blogged about the site in the past, how they put so many amazing pictures up.  It’s a surprise what they’ll have next.  I don’t always get there every day, but I try, and when I miss, I will go back and catch up.  The pictures (and the little lessons attached) are that good. 

Well, this morning, Stu told me I had to go look at APOD’s picture, that it looked like something from the Little Prince.  And it did!

The Little Prince is one of my favorite books.  I read it every year or so.  In French.  I do have a copy in English (and a coloring book!) waiting for the time when Teagan is old enough to enjoy the story.

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PS.  Thank goodness the weather has been better – especially after the record breaking heat of July!  We still don’t have working air conditioning, but we’re getting closer to getting it fixed!  Woo woo!!

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February 2, 2010

 Finally.  This  will be a catch-up post…  So many things to discuss, so little conscious time…

  • Teagan is doing well.  She got over her double ear infections as well as the trauma of taking another antibiotic that she didn’t want to take.  This is a good thing :)
  • She decided to share the plague with the rest of us.  Definitely not fun being sick while taking care of a sick baby.  Stu and I needed someone to come in and take care of all of us.  We’re better now, thankfully, but for a week, it was not an easy thing.
  • We put our house on the market on Monday.  After talking about moving closer to work for over a year now, we finally did it.  Ended up spending the week doing a panic unclutter and clean to have it ready to show.  It’s amazing how much stuff got jammed into this house.  I don’t remember it getting as cluttered as it is.  Granted some of the clutter is because of the baby, but still!  I have way too many books, if that’s even possible. :)
  • Although I’m not sick any more, I still find it hard to stay awake past 9:30.  It could be work ramping up and Teagan becoming more demanding during the day and evenings…
  • I saw a fox run through the yard several days ago.  That brings the wildlife sighting up to 12:
    1. turkeys
    2. rabbits (yeah yeah, but still)
    3. hawk (comes and hangs out in the hickory tree in the afternoons)
    4. turkey vulture
    5. musk-rat
    6. coyote
    7. skunk
    8. opossum
    9. ground hog
    10. fisher cat
    11. american bobwhite
  • Does anyone else laugh at the Aciphex commercials? Or is it just me?  Maybe I’m just reliving my childhood.  Fart jokes anyone?  :)
  • Speaking of reliving, I thought it was cool that the third season promo teasers for Chuck used Billy Squire as the background music?
  • We might have sold the house already.  I signed a contract of sale today.  There isn’t a deposit yet, but I guess that’s on the way.  Second showing Saturday was the sale :)  We didn’t get the asking price, but got enough that we can move.  That’s all we really need.
  • We need to find a house.  Fast!
  • Teagan has four teeth coming in.  One is almost cut through, the other bottom is a bit behind, and the top to further still, but on their way.  Poor piglet is miserable.  She’s very snuggly and quite a bit whiney.  Motrin is a good thing :)
  • We’re off this weekend to see friends and play games.  Rescheduled from the MLK plague weekend.  We’ll probably stop playing Talisman and Last Night on Earth to watch the Superbowl, but only because we have to :)
  • Teagan still isn’t crawling.  That’s ok.  She can pretend she’s superman and flying as long as she wants :)  She did get up on all fours and rock back and forth often today.
  • Piglet is trying desperately to meow and say cat.  She so wants to catch Clio too. :)
  • I am NOT looking forward to packing!

 

PS.  I hate when my browser eats my posts.  I had just finished the original entry when it disappeared.  I had to re-write it :( This one isn’t as good as the original.  I’m too tired to make it better.

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October 12, 2009

LCROSS

Sometimes I really love NASA.  I’m so glad that we have well-read nerds with a sense of humor behind things.

‘What’s this thing coming towards me very fast? … That’s it! Ground! I wonder if it’ll be friends with me?” … Artist’s impression of Nasa’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) crashing into the moon.

I’m going to need to get this new book…  I quite enjoy Colfer, and him writing like Adams? Well, that just has to be good :)

Thank you, Stu, for bringing this to my attention :D

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March 1, 2009

Have you read these books?

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

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read.
2) Tally your total at the bottom.
3) Tag others and pass it on. If I tagged you, it is because I think you love to read, like me!

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (X) – for grandma one year
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien (X) – Does more than once count?
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (X) – also for grandma
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (X)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee () – I don’t know how I missed reading this, I have seen the movie more times than I can count..
6 The Bible (X) – I haven’t read it all, but quite a bit of it.
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte () – again, the Semaphore version is just fine for me!
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell (X) – though I think everyone in my graduating HS class had to as well.  I got to re-read it to see all the connections between it and Notes from the Underground.
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (X) – Ok, I listened to the first unabridged (does that count?), and am waiting for the Hubby to download the other two.  
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (X)
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott (X) – my mother made me!
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy ()
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller (X)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare ()
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier () – Haven’t read this, but love the movie :)
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (X) – Can’t wait for this movie :)
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk ()
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (X)
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 (X)
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens ()
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy (X) – Really, the same semester I read Brothers Karamazof and Notes from the Underground
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (X)
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh ()
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky (X) – ah, gotta love that Russian Lit
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck ()
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (X)
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame (X)
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (X)  – again, with the Russian Lit , but I read this in France, in French, not in English or Russian.  Maybe that’s why I enjoyed it? :)
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens ()
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (X)
34 Emma – Jane Austen ()
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen ()
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis (X) – Isn’t this part of the Chronicles of Narnia?  Why is this here twice?
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini ()
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres ()
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden () – I’m sure just seeing the movie doesn’t count.
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne (X) – How could you not read this?
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell (X)
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (X)
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 (X)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy ()
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (X) – Though, after reading it, I’m not sure why I did!
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding (X)
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan ()
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel (X)
52 Dune – Frank Herbert (X) – as well as the rest, up to the son’s entries to the series.
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 (X)
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (X)
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon (X)
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez ()
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (X)
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (X)
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt ()
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (X)
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas () – Why isn’t the Three Musketeers on this list?  That one I’ve read :)
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac ()
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy ()
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding (X)
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie () – Read the Satanic Verses, and then gave Sharif my copy.
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville ()
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (X)
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker (X) – Even have a version illustrated by Edward Gorey
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett (X)
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 (X) – and in French, no less!
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray ()
80 Possession – AS Byatt ()
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens (X) – Am I allowed to hate this?
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell ( )
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker ()
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro ()
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert (X) – read in English as well as in French!
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry ()
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White (X)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom ()
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (X) – I enjoy listening to Holmes in the car too!
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton ( )
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad ()
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (X) – I should try to read this in English one year.  I love this book.
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks ( )
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams (X)
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole ()
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute ()
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas (X) – Here’s the Musketeers.  I feel better now.
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare (X)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl (X)
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (X) – this one in french too :(

 I’m always amazed at the current books that make these types of list.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

So, I tally 49 (or 51, if you count the partial two).  Not too shabby!  TPTB (or whoever make these lists) need to have a bit more faith…

BBC’s original listing can be found here.   This one isn’t too far off…  Though it had to have been done here in the US, as Pratchett isn’t on the one going around Facebook now.  I’ll pop the BBC’s original with my x’s in here shortly :)

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In April 2003 the BBC’s Big Read began the search for the nation’s best-loved novel, and we asked you to nominate your favourite books.

Below are all the results from number 1 to 100 in numerical order!

 

x 1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
x 2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
x 3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
x 4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
x 5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
x 7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
x 8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
x 9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
x 10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
x 11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
x 15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
x 16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
x 17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
x 18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
x 20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
x 22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
x 23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
x 24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
x 25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
x 30. Alices Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
x 35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
x 36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
x 39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
x 41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
x 42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
x 43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
x 46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
x 47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

x 51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
x 53. The Stand, Stephen King
x 54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
x 58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
x 59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
x 60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
x 63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
x 64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
x 65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
x 67. The Magus, John Fowles
x 68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (LOVE THIS BOOK!!)
x 69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
x 70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
x 73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
x 74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
x 75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
x 87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
x 92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
x 93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

 

 

 

 

Even with Pratchett here, looks like I’ve only read 47 of this list…  Hum…

 

 

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