British Library--London
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7. The Birds by Aristophanes Rating: 2.5
8. The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell Rating: 4.5
9. Silas Marner by George Eliot - Rating: 4.5
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson - Rating: 5
11. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Rating: 5
12. Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton (bookclub pick)
13. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Rating: 4.5
14. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Rating: 5

Pages read in February: 1498
Pages read for 2007: 3420

See books read in January here.

Completed 2-28-07

1. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
2. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
3. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson
4. Silas Marner by George Eliot
5. The Birds by Aristophanes

You Are Incredibly Logical

Move over Spock - you're the new master of logic

You think rationally, clearly, and quickly.

A seasoned problem solver, your mind is like a computer!

Antonella and Alaina should have been GONE. I wish that you voted people out instead of in. People end up voting for contestants they want to see one more week instead of voting for their favorites. Blech. I don't think the girls who were voted out would have won, but they sure deserved to be there one more week, and Antonella and Alaina didn't.

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Lisa said...
I agree that antonella should be GONE. I was glad to see Paul go, but a little sad that Rudy is gone. I didn't think he was the best, but certainly there were worse.
February 23, 2007 9:26 AM

Thirteen Pulitzers

12 to be read in 2007, and 1 that I read last year and loved.

1. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Rating: 5/5
(Read in 2006)
---Pulitzer 2005
2. Alice Adams - Tarkington
---Pulitzer 1922
3. The Good Earth - Buck
---Pulitzer 1932
4. The Yearling - Rawlings
---Pulitzer 1939
5. A Death in the Family - Agee
---Pulitzer 1958
6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Rating: 5/5
---Pulitzer 1961
7. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner - Rating: 4/5
---Pulitzer 1972
8. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
---Pulitzer 1983
9. The Hours - Cunningham
---Pulitzer 1999
10. Interpreter of Maladies - Lahiri
---Pulitzer 2000
11. Empire Falls - Russo
---Pulitzer 2002
12. The Known World - Jones
---Pulitzer 2004
13. March - Brooks
---Pulitzer 2006

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Raggedy said...
Thursday Thirteen has come to an end.I have enjoyed my visits here and consider us friends.Thank you for sharing your thirteens with me.The comments you left me filled me with glee.It is hard to believe it is really true.I am trying very hard to not be blue.Happy TT'ing!*^_^(=':'=) (")_ (")Š Raggedy
February 22, 2007 12:40 AM

Kimo & Sabi said...
Is there any Pulitzer books about cats?
February 22, 2007 1:57 AM

Karianne said...
#3 is one of my favorite books of all time. I hope that you enjoy it!
February 22, 2007 6:09 AM

Lisa said...
I love your lists, so sad to see TT going away. I'm adding you to my google reader tho!I can't believe you've read so many on the TBR Challenge already. I've read ONE. Better get on that!
February 22, 2007 12:17 PM

Les said...
Now what are the odds that we'd both post this Pulitzer list today?! Insert Twilight Zone music! You have a lot of the same titles on your list as I have on mine.
February 22, 2007 10:31 PM

Rio de Janeiro

To see more of Candida Höfer's library shots, buy the book Libraries here.

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Rav`N said...
such a gorgeous library. like this one, many other in that bookk are a wonder in themselves, nevermind the books they hold.
February 20, 2007 7:35 PM

Donna said...
Looks like a huge library. Happy WW.
February 20, 2007 7:57 PM

Mama Duck said...
Wow, that is SWEET!!Lisa
February 20, 2007 8:33 PM

Wow! Fantastic! That a library? So huge.Mine is up too.
February 20, 2007 8:49 PM

amy said...
Look at all of those..What a phot!Thanks for sharing this week
February 20, 2007 10:37 PM

crissybug said...
How awesome is that! I love books and would love to go to a library like that!
February 20, 2007 10:47 PM

Rose said...
What a great shot. Gorgeous library.
February 20, 2007 11:38 PM

Hootin'Anni said...
Heaven, I'm in heaven!!!Mine's posted
February 21, 2007 1:00 AM

Raggedy said...
What a great picture!There is so much to read.Happy WWMine is posted
February 21, 2007 1:43 AM

TorAa said...
So impressing, I'm speechless. And what's more intelligent than posting a photo from a library at WW?Outstanding:)))
February 21, 2007 5:19 AM

13 books in 13 different consecutive decades that I have read or plan to read in 2007:

01. 2000's - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
02. 1990's - The Hours by Michael Cunningham
03. 1980's - The Color Purple by Alice Walker
04. 1970's - Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
05. 1960's - The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
06. 1950's - A Death in the Family by James Agee
07. 1940's - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
08. 1930's - The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlins
09. 1920's - Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington
10. 1910's - O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
11. 1900's - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
12. 1890's - Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
13. 1880's - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson

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Wacky Mommy said...
Thanks for the list!
February 14, 2007 11:46 PM

Rashenbo said...
Isn't the color purple just a great book? Thank you for sharing this list... I love lists about books.
February 14, 2007 11:47 PM

Laughing Muse said...
I've read The Black Pearl (years ago) and had to read O Pioneers! in American Lit. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as My Antonia, but it was good.
February 15, 2007 12:09 AM

Miranda said...
Great list!Hmmm...I saw the movie The Color Purple. It was good, Im sure the book is better.Happy TT!
February 15, 2007 12:28 AM

Frances said...
The Color Purple is an outstanding book.I'm looking forward to checking in for reviews.Thanks for sharingHappy Thursday
February 15, 2007 1:44 AM

Raggedy said...
Some great reads in there.Terrific Thursday Thirteen!My TT is posted.Have a wonderful day!Happy TT'ing!*^_^(=':'=) (")_ (")Š Raggedy
February 15, 2007 4:24 AM

Robyn Mills said...
I've read, 3,6,7,8,12,13, you'll enjoy them.. I'll look out the others. Great TT
February 15, 2007 5:51 AM

Caylynn said...
Great list of books. :) I love reading. :) The Yearling was a great book. Enjoy all your reading!Happy T13. :)
February 15, 2007 7:41 AM

Uisce said...
a very interesting approach to reading! ooh and some great ideas in there. I'll definitely add some of those to my list. I'll finish the book I'm reading tonight, in fact! happy TT, mine's up!
February 15, 2007 8:26 AM

Lisa said...
I've read three of yours. My Thursday Thirteen is also about books today, and is also my third T13. Now I'm going to have to browse the rest of your blog to see what else we have in common.
February 15, 2007 12:11 PM

The Gal Herself said...
Alice Adams! Thanks for reminding me of that book! I read it decades ago and thought it was a lovely throw back to another time. I wonder if I'd get more out of it now that I'm ... well ... no longer a shallow teenage brat.
February 15, 2007 1:03 PM

YellowRose said...
Very good reading list!!!Happy TT!
February 15, 2007 4:50 PM

ravaj said...
isn't it interesting (well to me at least!) how many of these books have been made into movies?eg 2,3,,12,13happy tt!
February 15, 2007 5:27 PM

Ms. George said...
A great list. Mine is all about books too. I read all but two of your books on the list. But then again, I am an English Teacher and a certifiable geek.
February 15, 2007 9:36 PM

Lara said...
wow, good list. unfortunately, i've never *actually* read any of those, though my high school english teacher thinks i've read both "heart of darkness" and "tess of the d'urbervilles". and now i'm an english teacher. oh, the irony... ;)happy TT! :)
February 15, 2007 10:49 PM

Trinity College Library - Dublin

To see more of Candida Höfer's library shots,
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Rav`N said...
I've seen a few other pictures from that book as well. Those libraries are so gorgeous and absolutely HUGE
February 13, 2007 9:58 PM

Janet said...
Now I'm going to have to look for the book. Wow!
February 13, 2007 10:57 PM

Michelle said...
ooooooooooohhhhhhhh! Give me goose bumps . . .what a pleasureable place!Happy WW! :-)
February 14, 2007 12:50 AM

Rory said...
I am really enjoying these pictures of libraries. What a great idea - I must follow your link to view more of them. Such great buildings, so emotive!
February 14, 2007 3:27 AM

Donna said...
Whoa! I can smell the books, old and new.
February 14, 2007 7:29 AM

Write From Karen said...
I think I would die in there. Seriously. So MANY books, so little time!!!Happy V-Day!
February 14, 2007 8:23 AM

Celeste said...
I wonder how many of these books actually get read?
February 14, 2007 9:16 AM

Hootin'Anni said...
Oh heavens to betsy!!! My hubby would have heart failure the minute he walked in there and saw all those books!!He'd be in HEAVEN!!! Well, me too.Happy Valentine's Day...myValentineWordlessWednesdayisPosted!
February 14, 2007 9:32 AM

Raggedy said...
Wow! Wonderful shot.Great Picture!Happy Valentine's Day!My WW is posted.
February 14, 2007 10:41 AM

masgblog said...
That certainly looks impressive.....especially the reflection...Happy WW and Happy Valentine's Day.....
February 14, 2007 11:15 AM

whenn said...
I'd love to get lost in there! Happy WW Valentine's
February 14, 2007 11:31 AM

Lynanne said...
You know the dreams where you fall asleep and are locked in the library overnight? I wouldnt mind getting locked in that library! Beautiful!
February 14, 2007 5:26 PM

TV Tuesday

I watch quite a few TV shows along with my book reading habit. I have TiVo, though, so I like to say I watch TV very efficiently. On Tuesdays I decided I would just write a bit about what's going on in the TV shows that I watch.

American Idol--Next year I'm not going to watch this until they get to the final 24 or the final 12. Too much of a waste of time until then.

Lost is very exciting right now. I'm anxious to see what they're going to do with Jack. Is he going to have to do medical experiments as well?

Survivor looks like it will be good again. I don't have any favorite survivors yet.

Battlestar Galactica--I love this show but Sunday's episode was a bit boring.

Gilmore Girls--(smiles sheepishly) This is one I watch all by myself because I'm the only female of the house. I'm totally caught up now. I've watched every episode--all of them. I wanted Lorelei to marry Luke, but now that she's with Christopher I think they should stick with that storyline. [Update: Well, after tonight's episode I guess that's a bust.] I wanted Rory to get together with Marty back when she was a freshman. I was really surprised when they brought him back this season. I've never liked Logan.

Stargate Atlantis--on hiatus until March

It's sort of embarassing admitting that I watch this many shows. I do read many more hours than I watch TV, though.

Authors' Top 10 Greatest Books of All Time

I have read the titles in green.

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

8. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
9. Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch by George Eliot

50%--is that bad or good? I have War and Peace and Middlemarch slated for 2008. Not sure when I'll get to the other three. My favorite book of all time: The Bible!!

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Nyssaneala said...
50% is better than moi. I only read four: Anna Karenina, Lolita, Huck Finn, and Hamlet.I wonder how they decided on that list.
February 13, 2007 1:42 PM

13 Favorite Movies (in no particular order)

1. LOTR Trilogy
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. Solaris (both versions)
4. The Mission
5. Hamlet (Ethan Hawke version)
6. Immortal Beloved
7. Pride and Prejudice (A&E Version)
8. Lost in Translation
9. The Importance of Being Earnest (Colin Firth version)
10. Much Ado About Nothing
11. Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring
12. Phantom of the Opera
13. A Knight's Tale

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~ stacy ~ said...
I've seen #'s 1, 7, 8, 10, 12, and 13. I'd say that A Knight's Tale is my favorite amongst these, but they're all great movies. I almost rented Hamlet the other night... shucks, wish I would've now. Guess I'll have to get it next time around.
February 7, 2007 11:20 PM

Janet said...
my favorite movie of all time: LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring. The first one, the beautiful shire, Bag End, Bilbo...just got me!I also liked very much A Knight's Tale and Lost in Translation.
February 7, 2007 11:28 PM

Missy said...
The Importance of Being Earnest is absolutely hilarious - Firth and Everett were awesome. And Michael Keaton absolutely cracked me up in Much Ado About Nothing. Great list!
February 7, 2007 11:36 PM

ancsweetnsassygal said...
I've only seen #1,7,9, and 13. I've seen Hamlet, but not the version you posted. I have #7 and 13 in my collection. I love Colin Firth. And I love him in the Bridget Jones' movies too.
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM

she said...
Firth is great in most of his movies. He's definitely one to watch. Now, if only I could get over my reaction to his face.. *sigh* Why are all the best character actors kinda odd looking?
February 8, 2007 12:42 AM

Barbara H. said...
I'd agree with #1 and 7 and 12. I haven't seen the rest. :)
February 8, 2007 10:23 AM

Christie said...
i love hamlet!!! in pretty much every version too. i just love him, i think he might be my favorite character of all time. great list! love pride and prejudice too and knights tale ("it's called a lance... hello...."- my favorite part). happy tt! thanks for stopping by!
February 8, 2007 3:04 PM

Sparky Duck said...
you can definetly tell what kind of movie genres you like thats for sure. I adore adore adore much ado about nothing. Need to see the A&E version of P & P
February 8, 2007 5:57 PM

Jill said...
I've watch a Knight's Tale too many times!! Still watch it on the weekend like if I've never seen it!!
February 8, 2007 10:44 PM

Note: I did not take this picture. It is taken from a book on libraries. This is my first WW, and after I posted this I realized maybe it was supposed to be an original picture. Please forgive me this first time if that is the case.

This is actually two pictures. The one on the left is from the RIJKMUSEUM AMSTERDAM. The one on the right is from the HANDELINGENKAMER TWEEDE KAMER DER STATEN-GENERAAL DEN HAAG.

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FelineFrisky said...
A library, perhaps? My eyes aren't that good right now, need cataract surgery. Most interesting. Thanks for the perspective. D :)
February 7, 2007 9:02 AM

whenn said...
WOW! I would LOVE to get lost in there! Thank you for sharing on this Wordless Wednesday! :)
February 7, 2007 9:07 AM

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...
Wow! Great picture.I have posted a 'not mine' picture, too and didn't get fussed at!Actually, not sure of the rules regarding that.Happy WW!
February 7, 2007 9:35 AM

MysteriousLady said...
I could get lost in there, for weeks! I love reading!Happy WW!
February 7, 2007 9:55 AM

Rory said...
I'm sure you can post whatever *dang* picture you want. And this one is certainly intriguing! That's one jam-packed full library. The more I look at it, the more questions I have...
February 7, 2007 11:28 AM

Write From Karen said...
*drool* Did someone say library??Welcome to WW. The beauty of this meme is that anything goes! :-D
February 7, 2007 3:26 PM
amy said...
welcome to WW>>>> nice pictures! mine is up and I look forward to more of your pics
February 7, 2007 4:17 PM

Celeste said...
BOOKS! Love this. Where is this?
February 7, 2007 7:06 PM

Marcia said...
I like the symmetry in these pictures, I feel like I am on vacation looking at them for some reason.
February 8, 2007 9:05 PM

Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

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I thought those of you still on dial-up might relate to this. Since dial-up or expensive satellite are my only options for the internet, usually I have 5+ windows open at one time, trying to maximize the wait. I also play Hearts and Spider Solitaire quite frequently. (Side note: While I am a very consistent winner at 2 handed Spider Solitaire, my husband can actually win at 4 handed! What a smartie!)

Anyway, I have begun to read books now instead of the useless, but fun card games. I read for a chapter or section while waiting for my sloooooooow internet access. I have found it a much better use of my time. I have even listened to some audiobooks, but that gets a bit tricky if I'm trying to read other blogs or important stuff.

So. . . just an idea for those still in the stone age.

Book Meme

I got this meme from a post on framed's blog. The instructions are this: Look at the list of books below. Highlight in red the ones you’ve read, highlight in green the ones you might read, leave the ones you won’t read in black, italicize the ones on your book shelf, and place parentheses around the ones you’ve never even heard of.

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audry Niffenegger
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1984 by George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaba by J.K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
(Crytonomicon by Neal Stephenson)
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

(Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman )
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Dune by Frank Herbert
The History of Love by Nichole Krauss

These won't be read in this order; I just want to keep track of how many books are on my list. I would like to read 100+ books this year, but if I get to 52 I will be satisfied. Finished titles are crossed out. Titles moved to 2008 are asterixed.

Note: I had to move some titles to 2008 to accommodate different titles for various challenges. Those are asterixed with a new book replacing its "number".

1. New Testament - God Rating: 5
2. Psalms & Proverbs - God
3. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger Rating: 4.5
4. Atonement by Ian McEwan Rating: 3.5
5. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner Rating: 4
*(moved to 2008) 6. My Name is Asher Lev - Potok
6. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Rating: 4
7. Inkheart - Funke Rating: 4
*(moved to 2008) 7. The Neverending Story - Ende
*(moved to 2008) 7. Fall on Your Knees - MacDonald
8. The Handmaid's Tale - Atwood Rating: 4.5
9. The Blind Assassin - Atwood Rating: 3.5
*(moved to 2008) 9. Possession - Byatt
10. Phantastes - MacDonald Rating: 4
11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Rating: 5
12. The Echo Maker by Richard Powers Rating: 4
* (moved to 2008) 13. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Haddon
13. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
14. The Kite Runner - Hosseini
*(moved to 2008) 15. Beneath a Marble Sky - Shors
15. The Princess and the Goblin - MacDonald Rating: 4.5
16. The Secret Life of Bees - Kidd
17. The Known World - Jones
*(moved to 2008) 18. The Poisonwood Bible - Kingsolver
18. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
19. The Sea - Banville Rating: 2
20. March - Brooks Rating: 3.5
*(moved to 2008) 21. Life of Pi - Martel
21. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Smith
22. Interpreter of Maladies - Lahiri
23. Grendel - Gardner Rating: 2
24. Lisey's Story - King
25. A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken Rating: 4
*(moved to 2008) 25. Miss Garnet's Angel - Vickers
*(moved to 2008) 25. The Last Town on Earth - Mullen
26. The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Edwards Rating: 4.5
27. O Pioneers! - Willa Cather
*(moved to 2008) 27. The Meaning of Night - Cox
28. My Sister's Keeper - Picoult Rating: 4
29. The Black Pearl - O'Dell Rating: 4.5
*(moved to 2008) 29. Peter Pan in Scarlet - McCaughrean
30. Mr. Ives' Christmas - Hijuelos
31. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - See - Rating: 5
32. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Smith Rating: 4.5
33. The Road by Cormac McCarthy Rating: 4.5
*(moved to 2008) 33. River Rising - Dickson
34. Kristin Lavransdatter - Undset
35. Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro
*(moved to 2008) 35. Jean de Florette - Pagnol
*(moved to 2008) 36. Manon of the Spring - Pagnol
36. The Inheritance of Loss - Desai Rating: 3.5
37. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
*(moved to 2008)37. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
*(moved to 2008)37. Alice Adams - Tarkington
*(moved to 2008)37. The Secret History - Tartt
38. The Color Purple - Walker Rating: 4
*(moved to 2008)38. The Brothers K - Duncan
*(moved to 2008)39. The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Albom
39. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Rating: 4.5
*(moved to 2008)40. Things Fall Apart - Achebe
40. The Travels of Marco Polo
41. The History of Love - Krauss
42. Broken for You - Kallos Rating: 4
43. Arthur & George - Barnes
44. The Woman in White - Collins Rating: 4.5
45. Heart of Darkness - Conrad Rating: 5
46. The Birds - Aristophanes Rating: 2.5
47. Silas Marner - Eliot - Rating: 4.5
48. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Stevenson Rating: 5
49. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Clarke Rating: 4.5
50. The Hours - Cunningham
*(moved to 2008)50. Oryx and Crake - Atwood
51. Queen of the Tambourine - Jane Gardam
52. Veronika Decides to Die - Coelho
53. The Yearling - Rawlings
54. Zorro - Allende
55. The Eyre Affair - Fforde Rating: 4
*(moved to 2008)56. The Good Earth - Buck
56. Gathering Blue - Lowry Rating: 4.5
57. Middlesex - Eugenides
58. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - DiCamillo Rating: 4.5
59. To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee Rating: 5
60. Amos Fortune, Free Man - Yates Rating: 4
61. Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather - Xingjian
62. Suite Française - Nemirovsky
63. Ishmael - Quinn
64. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Kundera
65. X Stands for Unknown - Asimov
66. A Death in the Family - Agee
*(moved to 2008)67. The Possessed - Dostoevsky
67. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
68. Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Hardy
*(moved to 2008)69. Pippi Longstocking - Lindgren
69. The Bookseller of Kabul by Seierstad
70. Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton Rating: 4
71. The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart Rating: 3.5
72. Everyman by Philip Roth Rating: 1
73. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang Rating: 4.5
74. The Giver by Lois Lowry Rating: 4.5
75. The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books - Zane
76. The Stone Diaries - Shields Rating: 4.5
77. The Bone People - Hulme Rating: 4
78. The Translator by Leila Aboulela Rating: 4
79. Messenger by Lois Lowry Rating: 4
80. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli Rating: 4
81. The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron Rating: 4
82. The White Stag by Kate Seredy Rating: 4
83. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
84. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Rating: 4
85. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Rating: 4
86. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Rating: 4
87. Coraline by Neil Gaiman Rating: 4.5
88. Stardust by Neil Gaiman Rating: 4
89. Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
90. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
91. Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker
92. The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
93. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
94. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
95. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery
96. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
97. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
98. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

My Title and Author A to Z Challenge list is now here.

1. Angle of Repose
2. Atonement
3. Peace Like a River
4. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Reviews can be found on the post below.

People I'm thankful for:

1. My 13 year old son
2. My 12 year old son
3. My 40 something year old husband
4. My mother
5. My dad (who is now in heaven)
6. My brother J
7. My sister C
8. My sister J
9. Grandma R.
10. Grandma O.
11. Grandpa O.
12. My friend Jeni
13. My friend Tracey

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suki said...
Super list! :) I'm very thankful for all the people in my life too.
February 1, 2007 2:28 AM
Jeannine said...
Thank you for reminding us that there are rather "simple" things we should be thankful for!Happy TT.
February 1, 2007 3:17 AM

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