Monday, November 16, 2009

Oh, cut n paste, cut n paste, where 4 art thou cut n paste

Ever get the feeling you,ve been had.??? I do regularly but not as much as tonight and by one of my own sons. I,m a bit brassic at the moment due to the theft of a load of cash last week and so haven't really been shopping. I know, I know its practically unheard of , but there you go,lol. Anyhow tonight, number 2 son, Our Tom, said lets go do a shop Mam, I know you haven't got any money but I have and I need to stock up. So we duly dispatched ourselves to the Supermarket where he managed to fill a large trolley, mainly with provisions for him and Maisie, with the odd thing here and there for me, and the bill was over £100, which he paid. Aww thanks Tom, I said. "No worries Mam, was the reply, you can pay me back as soon as you get paid"...!!!! ???

Many of you will know that I am, a voracious reader, and I read (like every frikkin thing I do, lol) really fast, and over the years have devoured thousands of books. So I was really interested when I found that the BBC had a list of what they considered were the top 100 books. They reckon that the average person will have read 6 on the list..??? So how will you fair..???

The ones I,ve read have got a X at the end. Tried and tried to get them in the right order to no avail. Why oh why is Blogger not allowing cut n paste anymore, cos its doing my freakin head in. I cant get content in, I cant get content out..!! Whats going on..?? Somebody put me out of my misery and explain it to me pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaase, before I attempt Hari Kari with an Inktense pencil crayon. Anyhow,so we start with the last 50, lol.

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett X
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King X
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy X
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl X
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome X
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell X
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky X
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden X
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens X
4. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough X
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton X
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding X
71 . Perfume, Patrick Süskind X
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl X
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding X
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt X
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens X
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson X
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl X
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy X
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
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 X
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot X
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

24 out of 50 not bad..!!!

and now the first 50

1. Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien X
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen X
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
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 Orwel Xl
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis X
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë X
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller X
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë X
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks X
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier X
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame X
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens X
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott X
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres X
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy half lol...
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell X
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien X
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy X
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll X
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson X
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 X
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute X
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
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 half, lol
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas X
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh X
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell X
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens X
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magoriam X
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

and 32 in the first 50, making a grand total of, drum roll please.....thats 56..!!! Wow I'm cool with that..!!!

So I,ll leave you with 2 journal papers.

Enjoy xx


SueC said...

Hi Dyan, Like you I too am a bookaholic so your book list is interesting. About 10 years ago I realised I hadn't read some of the classics and so I went to Leighton Buzzard library and with the help of the librarians there went through a lot of the books on the list so I have read 60 of them. Feeling quite chuffed!! Can recommend this to others of you out there.
ps your pages are fabulous

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, from the first 50 I read 21 - and I'm Dutch! (the Netherlands) That's is a hell of a way to start the day - feeling confident immediately! Thanks for lifting me up! Your art journal pages are amazing, so glad I discovered you on a misty Tuesdaymorning!

SueC said...

pps meant to say sorry to hear about your theft - not nice.

Mooneybeams said...

I've read 54! I'm quite pleased with myself, now - I read ridiculously fast too. I couldnt' read at all until I was 7 and then something clicked and wooooosh, off I went! The first book I ever read for myself was Pinnochio in an afternoon. My parents never believed that I took any of it in and used to test me on things I'd finished all the time. As you know - us supersonic readers do take it all in, so ner!

Chris Steer said...

OMG me thinks must do more reading! Only 6 i'm afraid from the whole list BUT if I do more reading that would take some of my crafting away and I can't do that!! lol xx Sorry to hear about your theft Dy was it from the shop? Fab pages once again (think I must start journalling)xx See you saturday whoop whoop
Hugs from Chris x

Kirsti said...

wow... that's amazing... out of the 100 I have only read TEN... yes TEN and I am an avid reader... always got my nose stuck in a book... four of these were Harry Potter ones as well so I obviously am not reading the right

Sorry to hear about your theft - that's really not a nice thing to happen.. Pages are brilliant...x

Lesley Edmonds said...

From the first list I'd read 27 and from the second 37!!! I too am a voracious reader! Just love my library LOL!

There's a few there I want to have a go at now too!

Sorry to hear you were robbed, Dyan, but thank God for sons! hehe!

Lesley x

Rhayne said...

Love your frog prince :)

CoventryAnn said...

I'm 54 read too, mostly in the first half, don't read as much as i used to... but soem from the second half might tempt me again!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Gorgeous pages, particularly love the wand against the colours in the first one!
I have seen that reading list before, I was glad I had read more than six but who cares what you read as long as you enjoy it! There are some great books on there but there are plenty missing too :)

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I am on 42 on the list, but a few others on it the other half has so i might have a few more to read in abit. Currently reading empress orchid by anchee min, well just about 5 pages off finishing it, i love it. All about the forbidden city and last empress of china its very sad in parts and hilarious in others, heres a link to a proper review of it. It has 10/10 from me.

Sorry to hear about the theft, big hugs.


Muckypup said...

Dyan, I have only read 39, but tale of two cities and all three volumes of the Count of Monte Cristo were read in French, so does that score higher? Love the journal pages BTW. You MUST read Cold Comfort Farm - it is brilliant and very funny.

Sam Currie said...

On one hand I want to say bravo!! I am an English Literature grad and you have definitely out "read" me, well done you. Very sad to hear about your theft xxx

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