Saturday, March 18, 2006

Who is my SP????

Hello Elspeth!!! It's great to meet you! Thanks for all the great stuff! I really enjoyed having you as a secret pal. My SP is also from California, she's in Oakland, but I'm not ready to give out her name just yet. BTW 2 of my good friends also have their MLSs. One is a navy wife like me and the other is working for Library of Congress. Here I stole your meme for fun...

the books you've read, the ones you might read, ***the ones of which you saw the movie, %the ones on your bookshelf, and (the ones you've never even heard of):

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
***To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

(His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
%Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell {well on my oldest daughter's-required for next year}
%Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
%***The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
(The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon)
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
%Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen {again daughter's bookshelf, good luck to her}
***1984 - George Orwell
***Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
(One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
(The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini)
%The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
(Neuromancer - William Gibson)
(Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson)
(The Secret History – Donna Tartt)
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
***%The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis
(Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides)
(Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell)
%***The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
(Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman)
(Atonement - Ian McEwan)
(The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath {this one is shameful since I'm a Smith grad}
Dune - Frank Herbert

So what's good that I missed? As you can tell I'm a voracious reader. I tried to read Woman on the Edge of Time for Knit the Classics and I just despised it. I'm not into the Oprah book club type books. You know what I mean, the ones of major struggle in a life of depression, drugs, rape, incest, violence, etc. Not that I'm into Polyanna books either. I like good suspense, mystery, historical relevance (fiction or romance), biographies...that sort of thing.

Well, knitting this weekend. Sockapalooza's gull wing socks are going well. The second sock's leg is almost done. When I finish that I need to pop out a quick baby hat and matching socks for a good friend and another pair of felted slippers from Knit One, Felt Too for my other sister in law for her birthday. Then I might get briefly back on the jaywalkers before I start a baby blanket for another friend. Remember my post from January 20th, overcommitted knitter??? I've done well on that list but of course have added more to it. So that will be another post. TTFN!!

1 comment:

quiltyknitwit said...

I also dislike the tragic stories. On your list I read and enjoyed Life of Pi (very unusual and thought-provoking), Middlesex, Curious Incident, Kite Runner -- started Atonement but disliked it, couldn't finish. (There is some tragedy in the above stories too but I didn't think they were downers.)