18 Sep 2011

nephir: Cat in the Moon (Moon)
So, final school round-up before the Monday start:
  • Shots done and verification in my hot little hands (Hep B, Tet booster, TB test)
  • Awaiting letter letting me know the scholarship funds are available
  • Awaiting letter to let me know student loan funds are available
so, all I need to do today is laundry, pack the school bag, figure out lunch stuff & sew together my costume that I'm wearing at the Haunted Cornmaze I'll be working at in October. We're having the kickoff meeting today and I need to bring my costume. They provided it, but it was too small (no real surprise) so I bought more fabric and will gusset up the sides to make it fit over my larger frame. I'm adding ties so if the next person to wear it is smaller they can easily cinch it in.

*breathes deeply* I can get everything done by this evening. I can. Really.

nephir: Garcia (Garcia; Ohhhh)

Currently I am reading (and in some cases rereading) Diane Duane's excellent Young Wizards series. I read the first three or four when they first came out, then lost track of them. She's been offering up a fabulous deal on them in ebook format through her personal site, so I bought them and have started them over again.

I've forgotten just how much I love these books, and how easily I am transported into Kit & Nita's lives. If you've not read them, I strongly recommend them.


The 2012 Long List - ordered by number of votes:

1 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
2 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
3 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
4 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5 The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
6 The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
7 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
8 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
10 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
11 American Gods - Neil Gaiman
12 A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
13 Harry Potter Adult Hardback Boxed Set - J. K. Rowling I’ve read most, does that count?
14 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
15 The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
16 One Day - David Nicholls
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 The Help - Kathryn Stockett
19 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
20 Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

21 The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
22 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
23 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood <--------interesting premise and scary look at the future, boring as shit (IMO).
24 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
25 Little Women - Louisa M. Alcott
26 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
27 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
28 Atonement - Ian McEwan
29 Room - Emma Donoghue
30 Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
31 We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
32 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
33 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
34 The Island - Victoria Hislop
35 Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
36 The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
37 The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
38 Chocolat - Joanne Harris
39 Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
40 The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
41 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
42 Animal Farm - George Orwell
43 The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
44 The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
45 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
46 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
47 I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
48 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
49 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
50 The Road - Cormac McCarthy
51 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
52 Dracula - Bram Stoker

53 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
54 Small Island - Andrea Levy
55 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
56 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
57 Persuasion - Jane Austen
58 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
59 Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
60 Watership Down - Richard Adams
61 Night Watch - Terry Pratchett
62 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
63 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
64 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke <----have the book, have not read yet.
65 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
66 My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
67 The Stand - Stephen King
68 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
69 The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
70 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
71 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
72 Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
73 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
74 The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
75 Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell <---well, I tried to read it. But just couldn’t get into it.
76 The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
77 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
78 The Princess Bride - William Goldman
79 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
80 Perfume - Patrick Suskind
81 The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
82 The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
83 Middlemarch - George Eliot ß--have, have not read yet.
84 Dune - Frank Herbert
85 Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
86 Stardust - Neil Gaiman
87 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
88 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
89 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J. K. Rowling ß-why is this on here twice?
90 Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
91 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
92 Possession: A Romance - A. S. Byatt
93 Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin
94 Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
95 The Magus - John Fowles
96 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
97 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
98 Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
99 Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
100 The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

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