via friend Guido at Atlantic Lines (and apparently also making the rounds on Facebook, but I never seem to have time to respond to any of the 'tagged' notes I get on there)
The BBC say the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books on their list. How many have you read? Instructions: 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ before those you have read. 2) Tally your total at the bottom.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen X The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien X Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte X Harry Potter series - JK Rowling X To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee X The Bible - (parts of it, never read all) X Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte X Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman Great Expectations - Charles Dickens X Little Women - Louisa M Alcott Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy X Catch 22 - Joseph Heller Complete Works of Shakespeare X Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier X The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger Middlemarch - George Eliot X Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald Bleak House - Charles Dickens War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy X The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck X Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy David Copperfield - Charles Dickens X Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis Emma - Jane Austen Persuasion - Jane Austen X The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe X The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres X Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden X Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne X Animal Farm - George Orwell X The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez X A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood X Lord of the Flies - William Golding Atonement - Ian McEwan Life of Pi - Yann Martel X Dune - Frank Herbert Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens X Brave New World - Aldous Huxley The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov The Secret History - Donna Tartt X The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold X Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas On The Road - Jack Kerouac Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie Moby Dick - Herman Melville Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens Dracula - Bram Stoker X The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson Ulysses - James Joyce The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome Germinal - Emile Zola Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray Possession - AS Byatt X A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell The Color Purple - Alice Walker The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry X Charlotte’s Web - EB White The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom X Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton X Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad X The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks X Watership Down - Richard Adams A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute X The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (read it in French,lol, sure couldn't do that Now!) Hamlet - William Shakespeare X Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Well, it's only taken me a week,lol....but I had to upload pics and videos, and the week was just too busy to get it done most evenings.
(I'm going to split this post up between here and the 'Mail Call!' blog)
The above pic is a 'teaser' for you to click on the picture links, be warned! I had about 234 pictures from the 330 we took, to choose from to upload.....and then I got confused uploading them,LOL....but I tried to pick out the best ones.
Besides welcoming Dustin home at about 1:00 a.m. on Jan. 27th, while we were in Hawaii we also drove to the North Shore a few times, visited the USS Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor, visited the Punchbowl Veteran's cemetery, and drove around Diamond Head to the eastern side of the island to take a hike up to the Makapuu Point lighthouse (pictured above)
even though it was often overcast and rainy and a little chilly (for Hawaii...we missed an ice storm back home while we were gone, so I'm Not complaining) Oahu was still absolutely beautiful, and we had a fabulous time!!!
(I'm still working on sorting through all the vacation pics...it'll prob take me all week! between work, etc......and, of course, the addiction to Wii Golf,lol, have to factor in time to play a few rounds of that)