Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jenna Bush Married | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Jenna Bush Married The Onion - America's Finest News Source

True story - I had one cousin who was at the wedding (his wife is a sorority sister) and one more who finished a bottle of vodka with the twins when they were teenagers.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Continuing my blog-a-week juggarnaut

Memeage from Mark, quoting figgyscott
Everyone's Reading List
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, and italicize the ones you own but have not read.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey -
Pride and Prejudice - Read the Great Illustrated Classic version
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations -
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha - Movie only (i think)
Quicksilver (and sequel)
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West -AND the sequel
The Canterbury Tales - several of these, in high school.
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist - Read the Great Illustrated Classic version
Gulliver’s Travels (at least the first two - don't know if i got to the horses and magicians)
Les Misérables (musicals only here)
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir - Nope. (cover picture looks like my brother...)
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Read the Great Illustrated Classic version
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything - read the blog daily..
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values -
The Aeneid - think i had to read portions in Latin?
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield - Read the Great Illustrated Classic version
The Three Musketeers - Read the Great Illustrated Classic version

PS - markie (et al.) this is a living list, continuing to be updated. In other words, when Neil Gaiman was talking about it this morning, he didn't see any of his own works on there. (as opposed to Neverwhere, American Gods, and Anansi Boys on this list, and the current (as of posting) two of Anansi Boys and American Gods , at 108 and 143, respectively.