Thursday, August 19, 2010

...do you read?

these are the 100 most read books...

your Instructions:

Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read. Italicize the ones you want to read. Leave normal the ones that you aren’t interested in.

Movies don’t count!!!!!


1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
3. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
4. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
5. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
8. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
9. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
10. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)

11. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)

14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)

17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25 . Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible (any or all)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

...wordless wednesday

The Zanskar Odyssey: High Alpine Bouldering in the Hidden Himalayas

Monday, August 9, 2010

...book of the month

today I start reading this for the 1st time,
so that I can join in the book discussion at the
end of the month over at Crazy Aunt Purl's blog.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

....zaboo with both feet!


Setting the trend for what I hope will help me be an awesome Mom, I am planning to make EJ's halloween costume-hopefully it will turn out cool, so that we can use it for "Con" season as well... more bang for our buck if you
will ...the fabric is bought, so guess that means we are on our way making a Zaboo costume. I totally lucked out, the pattern calls for 1.3/4 yards of fabric for the tunic- the blue was $1.99/yard so I bought three just to be certain. I also purchased 1 yard of the crushed velvet red-just to add texture to the contrasting sections. and of course can't forget the gold trim.
The pattern was on sale for a mere $2 so score again. I am hoping to create the basic tunic shape as seen in the green, creating triangle slits for the red, as well as the panels of contrast that are in the original costume created by the ever so talented Sarah Trost

Friday, August 6, 2010

...halloween is on my radar


Ever since I saw the April Fools Lil' Guildies episode, I have been contemplating how cute it would be to dress babee up as Zaboo for halloween, then in theory husbee could go as Vork and I as Codex (just because I love her staff and rad red corset).



Ok so what am I talking about do you ask?
Have you ever heard about theguild? :

The Guild is an American comedy web series created and written by Felicia Day, who also stars as Codex. It premiered on YouTube on July 27, 2007.1 Subsequent webisodes premiered on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Marketplace, Zune Marketplace, and MSN Video. The webisodes were later made available on the official Guild website, YouTube, and iTunes.2

The show revolves around the lives of online guild “The Knights of Good” who play countless hours of an unspecified MMORPG video game. The story focuses on Codex, the Priestess who attempts to lead a normal life after one of her guild-mates, Warlock Zaboo (Sandeep Parikh), shows up on her doorstep.

Joss Whedon credits The Guild as one of the inspirations for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which also starred Day.3".

.. so yeah there you have it, the guild is Awesome and we love it!!! you can watch it here ;O)

..and fail

I forgot Thursday, so much for blogging daily!

last night was a chaos of baking gluten free cupcakes
and getting ready for date night. (tonight)

Oh well hopefully I will get back on track today.




Wednesday, August 4, 2010

...sourpuss


Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

knit night equals knitting right?

so its now 6:10pm and knit night is in 50minutes.
its 30mins away so I am trying to motivate myself to actually go.

I want to go because I have not been in forever,
plus I have several commissions that are due soon.
but its really hard to work up the motivation to go
because husbee is home early and
we could actually spend a little time together.
is it wrong to go out, when he is actually home at a decent hour.
I need a grown-up night, but at the same time we have not had a date in months?

below are my current WIPS... several commissions...plus babee's blanket
plus its WIPer-SNAPer over at HPKPHC and because of that
I am hoping to snap out a few projects during the month of August.

Monday, August 2, 2010

...genetic nerd?

remember the TV show Firefly, or the movie Serenity??

well in our house you will regularly find it on the TV.

as it is one our favorite shows I decided that EJ needed his very own Jayne Cobb Hat

Pattern: ...nerd in training
Yarn: Red Heart Soft
Needle: size 6 4.mm
Start to Finish: July 6 - July 10, 2010

we are trying to decide how to cultivate a nerd, without forcing our interests on him.

imagine, we subject him to all things great, WOW, Firefly, Dr Horrible, theguild, Harry Potter, Enders Game, or many of the other wonderful geek adventures available

… and he totally rejects our interests and becomes a varsity baseball player...

eee-gawds that would be awful!

Husbee and I both love all things nerdy, we regularly have dr. horrible on and
get a total kick out of watching our little squidlet dance along to the music.
we fully intend on bedtime stories of Tolkin, Rowling, Scott-Card, R. jordan, and many other great sci-fi and fantasy writers... but the other day we were thinking...
what if he ends up being more into sports??

Sunday, August 1, 2010

..I think I can

the goal is to blog daily for the entire month of august... here goes nothing!!