Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Book meme, now with screwy formatting that I won't bother to fix.

Got this from Mary and decided to do it because I'm a book geek.

READ for those you’ve read;
WANT TO next to those you are interested in;
AGAIN & AGAIN next to those you’ve read and loved, over and over;
REPEAT for those you’ve read more than once, without necessarily loving them;
MEH for stuff you read and weren’t impressed by;
STARTED for those that just never got finished;
and leave blank those you don’t care to read.

Title Rating
1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Again & Again
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Read
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) Read
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) Again and again
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)Again and again
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) Again and again
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) Again and again
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) Read
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling) Read
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving) Want to
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling) Read
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King) Repeat
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling) Read
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) Repeat
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) Again & Again
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) Read
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Repeat
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) Started
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)Repeat
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) Read
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) Again & Again
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) Meh
31. Dune (Frank Herbert) Meh
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) Read. Liked v. much when I was 19, now very Meh.
34. 1984 (Orwell) Repeat
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) Repeat
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) Read
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) Read (again, at about 14. Loved the naughty bits then.)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible Read
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) Want to
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Want to
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) Want to
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) Read
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) Read
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) Repeat
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) Read
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) Read
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling) Read
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough) Read and liked at 15
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) Read
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Repeat
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) Read
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy) Read
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) Meh
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)Read
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) Again and again
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding) Repeat
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell) Read and loved at 13 (also loved the miniseries so, so much at that age.)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) Want to
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Again and again
76. Tigana (Guy Gavriel Kay) Repeat
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) Again and Again
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) Read
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind) Read? (Can't keep his books straight)
85. Emma (Jane Austen) Again and Again
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams) Read at 12 or so. Bummed me out v. badly since rabbits died. Never could face reading it again. (Or watching Old Yeller more than once, for that matter.)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) Started
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) Read
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) Started
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) Repeat (it was my grandmother's)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce) Started

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Daylight savings time: suck it.

DST has fucked my baby's sleep all up. He's awake RIGHT NOW. Just you go look at the post time on this. I'll wait.

That's right. 9 pee em. He's been going to bed later and later ever since the time changed (and, you know, it's still BROAD DAYLIGHT OUTSIDE when he's supposed to be in bed.)

Will he ever get back to normal and go to bed at 6:30? I wore him around the house for TWO HOURS tonight. On the sunny side, the house is cleaner than it's been in weeks! And there's soup cooking! Because he won't let me stand still while I'm wearing him!

I kind of count on that 6:30 bedtime. That's when I get the majority of my work done.


Friday, March 02, 2007

Sitting up!

For like 20-30 seconds at a time (some places, like my lap or his pram, for like 5 minutes, but there are places to catch himself if he starts leaning in both those spots.)

Also, what's with the arm flapping? It seems almost compulsive when he's tired, and I get bopped in the face OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER in the mornings (he comes in with us after 7:30, when he gets up - we play for a while then we all go back to sleep for about an hour at 8:30 or so.) And I'm usually too tired to move my face, so I put up with it.

Also, I had him on my back in a wrap today, and he puked in my hair! Aaugh! Here is a piece of wisdom for you: do not flip a baby up on your back and tie him there tightly squished against you when he's just eaten like 5 oz of milk!! Unless you like the sensation of warm stomach contents trickling down the back of your neck.

And I had just gotten out of the shower, too.