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(no subject) [Jul. 15th, 2008|10:59 pm]
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan. Have not read.
52 Dune - Frank Herbert. Have read several times and own at least my second copy
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons. Never heard of.
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen. No; see my previous comments on Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth. No
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon. No, never heard of
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens. Read and reread, love, may have it somewhere. (I'm going to have to go down the basement and search in some of those boxes to see just what I do have.)
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley. I think I read it years ago, about when I read 1984.
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon. Read, liked.
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. No
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck. No
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov. Read, used to have a hardcover copy but see 57.
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt. I know nothing about this.
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold. Read, liked, own.
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas. Read and liked.
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac. No
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy. No.
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding. Saw the movie but have not read the book
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie. No
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville. This was schoolwork.
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens. Have read
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker. Read several times. Own in hardcover.
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read many, many years ago and remember loving it. Don't have it though.
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill. Never heard of it.
75 Ulysses - James Joyce. I read it; leave it on your "not interested" list. Its hard going.
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath. Started it and did not like it.
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome. No
78 Germinal - Emile Zola. No
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray. I think I read this in my teens, but can't swear to it.
80 Possession - AS Byatt. Never heard of.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens. Read many times.
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell. Don't know this one.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker. Read this and loved it.
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro. I read this in the last few years, after the movie came out.
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert. Have never read,always intended to.
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry. Not sure about this.
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White. Have read and loved. Have it, maybe?
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom. Not yet but want to.
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I own it in 2 volumes and have read all of it, most of it more than once.
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton. Never heard of.
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad. First year university English - I hated it.
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery. Read, own.
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks. Never heard of.
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams. OMG, I love this so much. Own it
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole. Don't know it.
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute. Again, I think I may have read it long time ago but it doesn't count if I can't remember. Read "On the Beach" and remember that.
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas. Yes, read it more than once.
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare. Grade 12 English, but I love it anyway.
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl. I have not read this or seen the movie, did read James and the Giant Peach and the Witches.
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo. Have read it in English and actually had to study parts of it in French, for Grade 11 or 12 French.
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(no subject) [Jul. 9th, 2008|11:18 pm]
[mood |awakeawake]

1 Pride and Prejudice - Austen. I don't recall reading any Austen - I may have but it doesn't count if I can't remember.
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien. Read and reread many times. I now own my second set of it as the first one got totally wrecked
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte. Read and reread. I own it
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling. I have read all the books at least twice and own them all.
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee. Loved it but don't own it unless it is buried in an obscure box in the basement
6 The Bible - I have read quite a lot of it.
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte. Read, own, but don't like. Does not belong on this list.
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell. Read many years ago
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman. I've read the first two and mean to read the third. I wouldn't put it in the hundred greatest even though I enjoyed it.
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens. Read. I think somewhere along the line I owned a complete set of Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott. Read and loved
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy. Read and owned at one point, and may still have. Not a fave.
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller. Read
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare. I own a set and have read even some of the most obscure plays but I can't say for sure I've read it all
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier. Read more than once.
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien. See the comments under LOTR
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks. Never heard of it.
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger. Had to study it in high school
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger. Not very interested.
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot. Have not read.
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell. Read and reread. I own it.
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald. Read.
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens. I don't think I read this.
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy. Read it, twice I think. I really like it and I own it.
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams. Read and reread and own.
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh. May have read but won't count it as I can't remember.
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Have not read
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck. Have not read.
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll. Read many times. May have a copy somewhere
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame. I know I read it and used to read it to my kids. I owned a much abused copy but I'm not sure if I still have it
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy. Have not read.
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens. I liked it even though it was schoolwork.
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis. I read 3 of them before the Christian imagery turned me right off.
34 Emma - Jane Austen. No
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen. No
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (AS rarelytame said: "isn't this a Chronicle of Narnia?... Why is it counted twice?") I liked this.
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini. Read, owned for a while but traded it at a used book store. I wasn't that impressed.
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres. No
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden. Have read and liked it.
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne. I've read it all, but I'm not sure what happened to it. See Wind in the Willows.
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell. I started it but couldn't get through it.
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown. Read twice and own it. Its good. I had read Holy Blood, Holy Grail (which I also own) before DaV Code came out.
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. No and don't plan to.
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins. Never heard of.
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery. Had to take it in school but liked it a lot.
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy. I think this may have been school work too.
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood. Read it and liked it fairly well.
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding. Have not read and don't intend to.
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Eleanore_c [Nov. 1st, 2007|04:04 am]

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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You scored as Serenity (Firefly)

You like to live your own way and don't enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Serenity (Firefly)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Moya (Farscape)


Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


SG-1 (Stargate)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)

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more Fringe yet [Jul. 25th, 2007|09:45 pm]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

I saw 2 shows Monday: 1. TJ Dawes' Maxim and Cosmo, which I liked very much, but when someone later asked me if its as good as Labrador or Slipknot, I had to say no. Still 5 stars, though. Lots of funny stuff, complaints which you may have heard in one woman shows for years; part of his point is that a guy can talk about gender inequality and be taken much more seriously than a woman saying the same things, and he's right, unfortunately.

2. Jesus in Montana, which got a 5 star review from WFP. It was flawlessly done (even TJ stumbles over lines from time to time but this actor didn't).The story he tells is interesting but not compelling. I'd say 4 stars - I've already forgotten much of it
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more Fringe [Jul. 23rd, 2007|01:49 am]
[mood |tiredtired]

I think my previous record for seeing Fringe shows was 18; I know that's nothing for many people but its a lot for me - 10 would be more typical. Today is only day 5 and I've seen 11 shows. I have an advance ticket for one more and I usher another 5 so one more and I've hit my record. What I've seen so far: Wednesday: no shows - ticket seller shift
Thursday: Bye Bye Bombay (comp - 4 1/2*)
The Good Daughter (usher - 4 1/2*)
The Tide that Takes (usher - 1 1/2*)
Friday: Lucrezia Borgia (comp - 4*)
Die Roten Punkte comp - 4*)
Saturday: The Rivals (comp - 3*)
Wolsely Tales (usher - 2*)
Sunday: Blood Wedding (usher - 4*)
Once Upon a Canada (usher - 4 1/2*)
Grudge Match (comp - 4 1/2*)
Mozart: Ze Complete Hystery (comp - 3 1/2*)

I was very pleasantly surprised by Once Upon a...; I was not pleased to be ushering a show put on by kids for the Kids Fringe but it was very good, despite a couple of them being nearly inaudible, and despite one girl who utterly forgot her lines - she was one of the older ones and it was really cute that one of the littler ones jumped in and said them for her. As for Mozart, Rainer Hersch's show is just not as funny as others of his that I've seen. He's his usual self with a German accent but his material is just not as funny as usual - lots of little laughs but no really big ones.
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Fringe [Jul. 20th, 2007|11:30 pm]
[mood |awakeawake]

I will try to post those reviews again. LJ kept telling me it was saving my drafts but when I went somewhere else for a few minutes, they disappeared and I can't seem to find any way to get them back. If anyone knows what if anything I can do, please let me know.
"Bye Bye Bombay", a one woman show at venue 8, I gave 4 1/2 stars (WFP gave it 3 1/2 but maybe the actor was more on when I saw it). I really enjoyed it and the rest of the audience seemed to as well. The acting is great, her dancing (Bollywood style) is good, and you learn how to put on a sari. I could have done without the female puppet, but the male added an important element to the story. This show got a huge laugh with its juxtaposition of the actor and her film clips in what I thought was a very original way in one scene. The ending is sad but there are a lot of laughs on the way.
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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2007|01:07 am]
I wrote reviews of 3 Fringe plays I saw tonight and Livejournal seems to have lost them and I don't feel up to writing them again. Maybe they will reappear somewhere.
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book meme [Jul. 2nd, 2007|03:45 pm]
from Laurie
1. grab the nearest book - For me this was "The Doonesbury Chronicles"
2. open the book to page 123 - It has no page numbers, but I counted by 2's
3. find the 5th sentence.
4. post the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions

"But, congressman, you have to view the secret Cambodian bombings in the proper time-frame. You see, there were dozens of bombings on campuses all across the country. Naturally, that kind of atmosphere led a few well-intentioned but over-zealous officials to believe that bombing was an acceptable means of social change."
"Oh, THAT time-frame"
"Yes, sir"
This is from the early 70's of course, when Nixon was president.
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Colin's Folk Festival pictures [Apr. 15th, 2007|04:16 pm]
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Colin and Eleanore



Colin and Lenora
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Lord John by Georgette Heyer [Jan. 16th, 2007|07:14 pm]
I'll put this here rather than add it to Lenora's lj where the discusion started.
It's a difficult book to read. There are multiple characters with the same names which makes for much confusion; also many characters are referred to by names, titles, honorifics or nicknames interchangebly - as many as five different ways of referring to one character- causing much need to look forward at her "cast of characters" or to the family trees at the back. Of course she is dealing with historical characters and its not her fault that every male in England at that time was Henry aka Harry, or Thomas! She could have shown more consistency in always calling people by only one or two of their titles so as to avoid confusing the readers. You do come to like the characters she tries to develop, mainly John and his brothers, and to a lesser extent their father, but you don't get to know other characters at all. Motivations are very poorly done. We've had 2 rebellions by various noble houses with no reasons that I could fathom, so actual historic events are really not well drawn. It is managing to hold my interest somewhat but is far from a "can't put it down" book.
So how do I do an LJ cut to put something like this behind?
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