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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Eh, Stupid thing. Everytime I edit it, the big words don't dissappear. I'm going to have to take a closer look at the markup for the entry below.

Someone I know has a blog *duh* and they have decided to write in it everyday. Another blog I like has new entries every day (pretty much), too. I think that means I should write an entry in this blog everyday. However, I am not clever nor remotely interesting, so I really doubt this will do anything for me. Regardless.

I'm nauseous and I don't want to work. Something smells like spagetti? Potatoes? in here and it's making me hungry. Right now I think I am at odds with myself. I have no idea what's going on, except that I'm faulty. That's right. Bad parts. Bad genes? Bad environment? You decide.

Only I don't feel like writing anymore, since my drive to work is currently greater than my drive to blog...only I talk too much. I'm reading "Pelshia ga Suki" again. It's a cute story. I wish I had a lovely baked potato with butter. Only I'd probably throw it up.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

I am not a political person. I never was, never will be. However, the current state of the world disgusts me. Right now I am sick and grumpy, and thus shall I rant…

This article, “Chavez revamps "imperialist" horse on coat of arms.”

Can someone say “bourgeoisie”?

Chavez was elected seven years ago to the presidency of the world's No. 5 oil exporter promising to reverse years of neglect of the poor." WTF? So is this guy an idiot or what? Does he understand how much money this will end up costing? That he could have spent on things that would HELP the proletariat he promised? Really. Sure, symbols help bolster the pride/mentality of the people and all, but I think this only bolsters his pride. Does he think the people will be fooled by this empty "horse and pony" show?

Dude, the flag comes last, man. The people should come first. Why don’t you just buy them a goat? Heh, for the price of all the money that will have to be spent to revamp your flag, you could buy quite a few “Arks” :P

To be honest, I have no idea what he really has or has not done as I'm pretty sure that this story is if not biased, at least not painting the whole picture. Still, it strikes me as ridiculous...though well, the change of the flag will, in a sense, make him "immortal" in the history of his country and that's probably all he really wanted anyway.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

I found this somewhere and it intrigued me and so shall I post...I guess this is called a "meme"...

Bold the books you have read
Italicize the books the books you intend to read
Underline you had read to you as a child, or read as a child and cannot remember
Strike the books you didn't finish
Add three

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials Trilogy, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne I can't remember if I ever read all...?
8. 1984, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger - I think I read this because Vlad read it.
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame Only an excerpt. I never had the whole thing.
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott - I loved it. I thought I'd die like Beth because I, too, haven never had any real ambitions....Jo is such an Onee-sama (yuri) character, don't you think?
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy –in my Sophmore year of English :P
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell - It was Daddy's book and now mine. Mommy loved it, too...and thus, do I.
22. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer'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

26. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
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
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson

32. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson -yet another partial reading because all I had was an excerpt in a compilation
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery –yes I did love it J
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams -This is one of my favorites J
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell – silly me, loved this one, too. 2 Feet Bad 4 Feet Good!
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy – this one sounds familiar?
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett –I’ve grown into a surly adult…I guess I needed a garden :P
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck required reading I’ve afraid. It was too brutal to be loved by the likes of me.
53. The Stand, Stephen King
–Tommy recommended this to me. I was surprised I liked it.
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth –yesh, my reading list is eclectic.
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell -“Santa” got this for me the year I found out there was no Santa. Yeah, Santa really looks at the top shelf in Mervyns and he throws the boxes in the trash….
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens –I always mean to read all of it…but never can.
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
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 –there is something fascinating in a macabre way about this book…I must read it before I die…haha “Lost” a parallel version?
71. Perfume, Patrick Susskind

72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
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
92. The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean M Auel –oh, so evil of me to read this and enjoy it!
93. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett –maybe?
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
98. Girls in Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
101. Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K Jerome
102. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett
103. The Beach, Alex Garland
104. Dracula, Bram Stoker –I just got a manga version, too J
105. Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz
106. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
107. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
108. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
109. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
110. The Illustrated Mum, Jacqueline Wilson
111. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
112. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 1/2, Sue Townsend
113. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
114. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
115. The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
116. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson
117. Bad Girls, Jacqueline Wilson
118. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
119. Shogun, James Clavell –now was the book (great, Rick recommended I read it and I was glad I did.)
120. The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
121. Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson
122. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
123. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
124. House of Leaves, Mark Z Danielewski
125. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
126. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
127. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison
128. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
129. Possession, AS Byatt
130. The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
131. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood Only Atwood
132. Danny the Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
133. East of Eden, John Steinbeck –eh, required reading
134. George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
135. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett
136. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
137. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
138. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan
139. Girls in Tears, Jacqueline Wilson
140. Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson
141. All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
142. Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Kate Atkinson
143. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
144. It, Stephen King
145. James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl -I wish I had this now.
146. The Green Mile, Stephen King –something is quite fascinating about incarceration.
147. Papillon, Henri Charriere
148. Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett
149. Master and Commander
150. Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz
151. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett
152. Thief of Time, Terry Pratchett (this joke is getting old)
153. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett (really old)
154. Atonement, Ian McEwan
155. Secrets, Jacqueline Wilson
156. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
157. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
158. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad –eh, required reading. Who would have imagined?
159. Kim, Rudyard Kipling
160. Cross Stitch (or Outlander), Diana Gabaldon
161. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
162. River God, Wilbur Smith
163. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
164. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
165. The World According To Garp, John Irving
166. Lorna Doone, RD Blackmore
167. Girls Out Late, Jacqueline Wilson
168. The Far Pavilions, MM Kaye . -I found this somewhere? The library, I didn’t get to finish. I wish I could…the name of the pickled…? Bari?
169. The Witches, Roald Dahl
170. Charlotte's Web, EB White – yes, I loved it.
171. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
172. They Used to Play on Grass, Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
173. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
174. The Name of the Rose, Umberto
175. Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder

176. Dustbin Baby, Jacqueline Wilson
177. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl
178. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
179. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach
180. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery -I didn’t get this one…I remember thinking it was boring.
181. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson
182. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens.
183. The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay
184. Silas Marner, George Eliot
185. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
186. The Diary of a Nobody, George and Weedon Gross-Smith
187. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
188. Goosebumps, RL Stin
189. Heidi, Johanna Spyri –I don’t believe I ever had a copy, I saw the anime and loved it, though. I think I may have read an except…
190. Sons and Lovers, DH Lawrence

191. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
192. Man and Boy, Tony Parsons
193. The Truth, Terry Pratchett
194. The War of the Worlds, HG Wells
195. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans
196. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
197. Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett
198. The Once and Future King, TH White – I could never finish this; though vainly I did try, and try.
199. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle –I only had the soft cover and I envied those with the Hardcover.
200. Flowers in the Attic, Virginia Andrews –another sinful book.
201. The Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien
202. The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan
203. The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan
204. The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan
205. Fires of Heaven, Robert Jordan
206. Lord of Chaos, Robert Jordan
207. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan
208. Winter's Heart, Robert Jordan
209. Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan
210. A Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan

211. As Nature Made Him, John Colapinto
212. Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
213. The Married Man, Edmund White
214. Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
215. The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault
216. Cry to Heaven, Anne Rice –oh, how lovely and beautiful eunuchs sound in this book….so I read a lot of non-fiction about them right after.
217. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, John Boswell
218. Equus, Peter Shaffer
219. The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten
220. Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
221. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
222. The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice –back in this book, Lestat was smex on wheels…just like Howl J
223. Anthem, Ayn Rand
224. The Bridge To Terabithia, Katherine Paterson –Reading Rainbow made me read this one!
225. Tartuffe, Moliere
226. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka –I liked it, I even saw a play of it, even thought it was required reading.
227. The Crucible, Arthur Miller –oh and he was married to Marilyn. Has anyone NOT read this, seriously?
228. The Trial, Franz Kafka
229. Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
230. Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles
231. Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther

232. A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen
233. Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen
234. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
235. A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
236. ALIVE!, Piers Paul Read
237. Grapefruit, Yoko Ono
238. Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde
239. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley –oh, gawd I loved this book. Mommy got it for me from? Because she thought the cover was pretty.
240. Chronicles of Thomas Convenant, Unbeliever, Stephen Donaldson
241. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny

242. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
243. Summerland, Michael Chabon
244. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
245. Candide, Voltaire
246. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Roald Dahl
247. Ringworld, Larry Niven
248. The King Must Die, Mary Renault
249. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
250. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle –I don’t remember why I read this?
251. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
252. The House of Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
253. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
254. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
255. The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
256. Chocolate Fever, Robert Kimmel Smith
265. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder -I’d read them all as a child and finally I own my own set!
267. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls –was this about a dog? If it was I read it. The yellow lab, right?
268. Griffin & Sabine, Nick Bantock –Bonnie got this for me for Christmas…and you thought I don’t remember you!
269. Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare –it took me a couple tries to finish this one :P I got it from those scholastic sheets they sent home with you in elementary school…
270. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats Of NIMH, Robert C O'Brien

271. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt –Tuck in the movie is SO the smex *dreamy sigh* The movie made me read the book.
272. The Cay, Theodore Taylor
273. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, EL Konigsburg
274. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster –I so loved this one. I should read it again.
275. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
276. The Kitchen God's Wife, Amy Tan
277. The Bone Setter's Daughter, Amy Tan
278. Relic, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
279. Wicked, Gregory Maguire
280. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
281. Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry –I loved Sham from King of the Wind more than Misty…Sham made me cry…I don’t know why.
282. The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum
283. Haunted, Judith St George
284. Singularity, William Sleator
285. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
286. Different Seasons, Stephen King
287. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
288. About a Boy, Nick Hornby
289. The Bookman's Wake, John Dunning
290. The Church of Dead Girls, Stephen Dobyns
291. Illusions, Richard Bach
292. Magic's Pawn, Mercedes Lackey –I so love these! If only Vanyel were mine and not saych. Talk about bishounen!
293. Magic's Promise, Mercedes Lackey
294. Magic's Price, Mercedes Lackey
295. The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Gary Zuluck

296. Spirits of Flux and Anchor, Jack L Chalker
297. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
298. The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, Brenda Love
299. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace David Foster
300. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
301. The Cider House Rules, John Irving
302. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
303. Girlfriend in a Coma, Douglas Coupland
304. The Lion's Game, Nelson Demille
305. The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, Stephen Brust
306. Cyteen, CJ Cherryh
307. Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco –I got it from Costco, but never finished even 10 pages…
308. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
309. Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk

310. Camber of Culdi, Kathryn Kurtz
311. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
312. War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk
313. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
314. The Giver, Lois Lowry
315. The Telling, Ursula Le Guin
316. Xenogenesis (or Lilith's Brood), Octavia Butler
317. A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold
318. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
319. The Aeneid, Publius Vergilius Maro (Vergil)
320. Hanta Yo, Ruth Beebe Hill
321. The Princess Bride, S Morganstern (or William Goldman) –oh, I LOVE this book, had to get another copy because the new edition has MORE pages! I SO wish for a SEQUEL!
322. Beowulf, Anonymous

323. The Sparrow, Maria Doria Russell
324. Deerskin, Robin McKinley –Robin McKinley is such a great author J I read this because I remembered I loved the “Hero and the Crown”
325. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey
326. Passage, Connie Willis
327. Otherland, Tad Williams –I was surprised I liked this. I was desperate for a book and found it at the Uni Bookstore.
328. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay –I didn’t like it but I finished it.
329. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
330. Beloved, Toni Morrison
331. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore
332. The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon, I mean Noel, Ellen Raskin
333. Summer Sisters, Judy Blume
334. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
335. The Island on Bird Street, URI Orlev
336. Midnight in the Dollhouse, Marjorie Filley Stover
337. The Miracle Worker, William Gibson
338. The Genesis Code, John Case
339. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
340. Paradise Lost, John Milton
341. Phantom, Susan Kay
342. The Mummy (or Ramses the Damned), Anne Rice –Heheh, Ramses was pretty darn hot in my mind, too.
343. Anno Dracula, Kim Newman
344: The Dresden Files: Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
345: Tokyo Suckerpunch, Issac Adamson
346: The Winter of Magic's Return, Pamela Service
347: The Oddkins, Dean R Koontz
348. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
349. The Last Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
350. At Swim, Two Boys, Jaime O'Neill
351. Othello, by William Shakespeare
352. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas
353. The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats
354. Sati, Christopher Pike
355. The Inferno, Dante
356. The Apology, Plato
357. The Small Rain, Madeline L'Engle
358. The Man Who Tasted Shapes, Richard E Cytowick –Pete recommended me this one, and I became fascinated. It was at that all you can eat sushi restaurant.
359. 5 Novels, Daniel Pinkwater
360. The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Juliet Marillier
361. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier –The movie made me read the book…the movie butcher’s son…yeah!
362. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
363. Our Town, Thorton Wilder
364. Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King
335. The Interpreter, Suzanne Glass
336. The Moor's Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie
337. The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson
338. A Passage to India, EM Forster
339. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
340. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
341. Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg
342. The Changeover, Margaret Mahy
343. Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones –The book Howl (before I saw the movie) wasn’t so pretty…but the movie Howl is the smex!
344. Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
345. Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo
346. Shosha, Isaac Bashevis Singer
347. Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck
348. The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby
349. The Lunatic at Large, J Storer Clouston
350. Time for Bed, David Baddiel
351. Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
352. Quite Ugly One Morning, Christopher Brookmyre
353. The Bloody Sun, Marion Zimmer Bradley –I love Bradley, but didn’t even know this existed until I saw this meme!
354. Sewer, Gas, and Electric, Matt Ruff
355. Jhereg, Steven Brust
356. So You Want To Be A Wizard, Diane Duane
357. Perdido Street Station, China Mieville
358. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
359. Road-side Dog, Czeslaw Milosz
360. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
361. Neuromancer, William Gibson
362. The Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
363. A Canticle for Liebowitz, Walter M Miller, Jr
364. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault
365. The Gunslinger, Stephen King
366. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare –I used to read this aloud in the bathtub while drinking tea-what a dork.
367. Childhood's End, Arthur C Clarke
368. Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman
369. Ivanhoe, Walter Scott
370. The God Boy, Ian Cross
371. The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie R King
372. Finn Family Moomintroll, Tove Jansson Moomintroll!
373. Misery, Stephen King
374. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
375. Hood, Emma Donoghue
376. The Land of Spices, Kate O'Brien
377. The Diary of Anne Frank
378. Regeneration, Pat Barker
379. Tender is the Night, F Scott Fitzgerald
380. Dreaming in Cuban, Cristina Garcia
381. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
382. The View from Saturday, EL Konigsburg
383. Dealing with Dragons, Patricia C Wrede
384. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss
385. A Severed Wasp, Madeleine L'Engle
386. Here Be Dragons, Sharon Kay Penman
387. The Mabinogion, trans. Lady Charlotte E Guest
388. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
389. Desire of the Everlasting Hills, Thomas Cahill
390. The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris
391. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
392. I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb
393. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
394. Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card
395. The Memory of Earth, Orson Scott Card
396. The Iron Tower, Dennis L. McKiernan
397. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
398. A Ring of Endless Light, Madeline L'Engle
399. Lords of Discipline, Pat Conroy
400. Hyperion, Dan Simmons
401. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, Jon McGregor
402. The Bridge, Iain Banks
403. How to Be Good, Nick Hornby
404. The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
405. A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton
406. Eragon, Christopher Paolini
407. A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
408. Lullaby, Chuck Palahniuk
409. Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho
410. White Oleander, Janet Fitch
411. The Land of Laughs, Jonathan Carroll
412. Forrest Gump, Winston Groom
413. Roots, Alex Haley
414. Kleopatra, Karen Essex
415. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire
416. The Psycho-Ex Game, Merrill Markoe, Andy Prieboy
417. Digital Fortress, Dan Brown
418. Deception Point, Dan Brown
419. Bookends, Jane Green
420. Little Men, Louisa May Alcott
421. Vectors, Michael P Kube-Mcdowell
422. Redwall, Brian Jacques
423. Millennium, Felipe Fernàndez-Armesto
424. Disgrace, JM Coetzee
425. Shardik, Richard Adams
426. Tehanu, Ursula Le Guin
427. Z - A Love Story, Vigdis Grimsdottir
428. Diary, Chuck Palahniuk
429. Don Quixote, Cervantes
430. Season in Hell, Arthur Rimbaud
431. Collected poems, Anna Akhmatova
432. Breath, eyes, memory, Edwidge Danticat
433. The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
434. The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, José Saramago
435. Not Before Sundown (or Troll - A Love Story), Johanna Sinisalo
436. Hannibal, Thomas Harris
437. The Iron Dragon's Daughter, Michael Swanwick
438. A Game of Thrones, George RR Martin
439. The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde
440. The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking
441. Complicity, Iain Banks
442. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
443. The Bane of the Black Sword, Micheal Moorcock
444. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
445. Delta Of Venus, Anais Nin
446. Lost Souls, Poppy Z Brite
447. Belle De Jour: Diary of a London Call Girl, Anonymous
448. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
449. City, Alessandro Baricco
450. Hippopotamus, Stephen Fry
451. Thank you, Jeeves, PG Wodehouse
452. Tout à l'Ego (Everything for Ego), Tonino Benacquista
453. Betty Blue, Philippe Djian
454. Naive.Super, Erlend Loe
455. Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
456. Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
457. Krabat, Otfried Preußler
458. Lieutenant Hornblower, CS Forester
459. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
460. Drawing Blood, Poppy Z Brite
461. Lady Chatterley's Lover, DH Lawrence
462. The Bounty, Caroline Alexander
463. The Matarese Circle, by Robert Ludlum
464. Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
465. Searching for Dragons, Patricia C Wrede
466. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul, Douglas Adams
467. The Flanders Panel, Arturo Pérez-Reverte
468. This Alien Shore, CS Friedman
469. Beauty, Robin McKinley
470. The Eight, Katherine Neville
471. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, JK Rowling
472. In this House of Brede, Rumer Godden
473. The Abolition of Man, CS Lewis
474. Reginald, HH Munro (Saki)
475. Queen Lucia, EF Benson
476. A Shadow on the Glass, Ian Irvine
477. The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
478. Obernewtyn, Isobelle Carmody
479. The Ancient Future, Traci Harding
480. The Surgeon, Tess Gerritse
481. Blindness, Jose Saramago
482. The Quiet American, Graham Greene
483. Portrait in Sepia, Isabelle Allende
484. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
485. I, Claudius, Robert Graves
486. A Clash of Kings, George RR Martin
487. Sammy's Hill, Kristin Gore
488. The Ordinary Princess, MM Kaye
489. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
490. Miss Manners Rescues Civilization, Judith Martin
491. Mythology, Edith Hamilton
492. Danse Macabre, Stephen King
493. The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy
494. The Whale Rider, Witi Ihimaera
495. Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine
496. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
497. The Metemorphoses, Ovid
496. Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest, Greg Keyes
497. American Pastoral, Philip Roth
498. This Side of Paradise, F Scott Fitzgerald
499. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
500. Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien
501. Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot (and Other Observations), Al Franken
502. The Kalevala, assembled by Elias Lönnrot
503. The New Treasure Seekers, E. Nesbit
504. Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros
505. Morality for Beautiful Girls, Alexander McCall Smith
506. Autumn Term, Antonia Forest
507. The Importance of Happiness, Lin Yutang
508. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
509. Archer's Goon, Diana Wynne Jones
510. A College of Magics, Caroline Stevermer
511. Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami
512. The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse
513. Hexwood, Diana Wynne Jones
514. Gaudy Night, Dorothy L Sayers
515. The Arabian Nights/The 1001 Nights
516. Scorpion Shards, Neal Shusterman
517. Why do Men Have Nipples?, Mark Leyner
518. The Pawn of Prophecy, David Eddings
519. Romance of the Three Kingdom, Luo Guanzhong
520. Blow Fly [Kay Scarpetta], Patricia Cornwell
521. The Pearl of the Soul of the World, Meredith Ann Pierce
522. The Shape-Changer's Wife, Sharon Shinn
523. The Magic of Recluse, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
524. Tiny Ladies In Shiny Pants, Jill Soloway
–Lookee here! I’ve just added to your google-ability J Aren’t you glad? I just read your book…I found a reference to it on the Internet and bought it…and it was good… a little vulgar, but good.
525. The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle
–Come on! This should have been here already!
526. The Search for the Giant Squid
–hey, I read a lot of non-fiction, too.

I can’t belive Michael Moorcock isn’t in here, what with all the Fantasy? And how about my beloved Ifrit writer Judith Tarr? and then Tanith Lee? I fell in love with Thomas the Rhymer and Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner. How about Diana Paxson?

Does no one read Stephen Jay Gould…Wonderful Life? Oh, my gosh, I loved that Burgess Shale book…and the guy who wrote about Dodos…David Quammen…all his books rock, too! Oh and that picture book …I can’t remember the name, but the silly one about evolution… Dancing to the? Oh, it’s buried and I’m too lazy to get it. Oh, here we go. A search on “Dancing to the Fossil Record” got it! Planet Ocean by Bradford Matsen and Ray Troll. The funniest easiest science book ever!

Pearl S. Buck? Paulinge Gedge? Margaret George? That Memoirs of Cleopatra was so good! And that one about the eunuch...with the Sophia lady and his name was Vieniero or something and he was in love with the girl and that love led to his becoming a eunuch and the Sophia lady the "queen" of the harem with a doctor called the "Quince" and....Ah, The Sultan's Daughter by Ann Chamberlin...that series caught my attention a few years back... I should read more books in English, but where to find the time?

No one thought Pollyanna was worth mentioning? Everyone should play the Glad Game…then we wouldn’t have so much trouble, I think. What about he Shel Silverstein books, come on! Everyone’s read those! Dr. Doolittle and then Pippi? Jenny and the Catclub!

Oh well, I suppose since I picked this out of some blog I found…and don’t really know the person, it’s only natural there are a lot of books I’ve read that are missing and a lot of books on here that I’ve never heard about.

So how did I come up with my three? One was the book I just finished reading, the other two I went to my bookshelf and those were the first two on the shelf …erm…falling off the rack…ack. I love books. They are piled and shelved 3 deep in stacks 10 high…on 7 shelves…and that’s just some of the ENGLISH ones…because I read manga almost exclusively now :)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Hello! Howl no Nyanko's Vegetarian Bento now has it's own Blog :) The new URL is:

Why VBB? ...Vegetarian Bento Blog, that's why :) All the bento posts have been moved over there so that Howl no Nyanko' no Ugoku Shiro Danyan can preserve it's Howl-iness :)

Sunday, July 24, 2005


綺麗だろう?御友達にほめられました。 ぐ。ふ。ふ。ふ。Ghibliほんま門どっせ!であとこれもほしい~!欲しいの。(ハウルの心臓ほしい~の!←荒 地の魔女より)ハウルの指輪のペンダントですって。でサイズが4なの。ハウルの指輪の一番小さいのが11だったの (日本サイズね)。で親指にちょっと大きい位なの。ハウル見たいに一指し指にはめられないの。(指輪って「はめる」物でしょう?)サイズ4なら薬指可能か も。う。ふ。ふ。あ!欲しいのの写真も、どうぞ。MesseHWJC-12です。←リンククリックしてね。

そうそう。うちの旦那よ。ピンクのダイヤはどうしんだよぅ?え?歯に四千も使いやがって!歯みがけっつってんだろうが?!そんであたいに買い物我慢せよだ と?!ふざけやがって!*カンカン* てな訳でハウ指輪は帰ってからのお預け。売れきったら、闇の精霊だすぞえ!←分からない人は「ハウルの動く城」みてね!「魔法使いハウルと火の悪魔」も宜しくね!英語版オリジナルもね!



こうやって私のハウ ラブ 人生が続きます。あ!でもまだGacktラブ ラブ ですよ!楽斗さまぁ~妬かないでくれよん*大笑* 私の馬鹿ライフっていったい?!

Monday, July 11, 2005


ヒンはね。。。エキスポで買おとしたら、最後のが目の前で売られたの!くやしい~!でおじさんにメールアドもらって後でメールして最後の買いました!っておっさんが最後というったんだけど。。。本当かな?違うかも:P ヒンはここから買いましたよ:Anime Palace


Thursday, July 07, 2005


私っ て馬。鹿。 *くすん* で気を紛ぎらわす為に新しいの作ったけど。。。でもペンダントの方は。。。石が珍しいので。。。*大泣* はい。写真。 ちょっ と頭を使って、バックい赤いマフラ置きました。前の写真よりちょっと素敵に見えるかな? えっと。。。ちょっと紫が入ってる方はGarnetって言う石な の。ちょっと豪華?でも無くした方のGarnetがもっと素敵でした。

下記の写真は前作ったイヤリングです。赤いビーズはただのガラスです。ちなみに青緑のビーズもガラスです。 今日もお仕事中に作るつもりです。あ、ちゃんとパソコン使えない時にね。私はちゃんと働いてますよ!