Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The End of an Era.

My cleavage and I were the maids of honor in a wedding this weekend.  And it was great.  Being part of a wedding party is not just an honor, it's a hell of a good time.  And you get a present!  I love my new necklace.  It's tremendous.
Here's the crazy thing about this wedding I was just in: it's the last one for a while.  I've been to 51 weddings in the last 12 years, and have been a bridesmaid 6 times.  But I'm entering a dry spell.  I think that, on the outside, I will only attend four more weddings in the next ten years.  And that includes the weddings of two people who don't even have significant others at this time.  Which means that, to enter another period of fruitful wedding attendance, I'm either going to need to befriend a bunch of 22-year-olds, or wait until my friend's CHILDREN get married.  But that'll be a long wait.  The oldest child of people-whose-wedding-I-attended is nine.

wedding dry spell - C-

Thursday, October 16, 2008

More About Books

Meme meme meme meme meme. I never do these. But this one's cool. And sort of embarrassing - for someone who claims to be an "avid reader," I have a LOT of books on this list that I haven't read.

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users. As usual, bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi*
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha*
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West*
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian*
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
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
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
The God of Small Things
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northhanger Abbey
The Catcher In the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakanomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence: An Inquiry Into Values
The Aeneid
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
The Three Musketeers

How about you?

shameful book list - B-

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Most Anticipatated Book EVER!

My all-time most favorite book ever is The Eight by Katherine Neville. Well, guess what - there's a SEQUEL. Coming out next Tuesday! I am so excited!