I saw this guy on my way to work on thursday. I usually don't stop when people feel the need to run out in front of my car, but I made an exception for this one. I wonder what he could have been so angry about at 7:30 in the morning...
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read. 2) Italicise those you intend to read. 3) Underline the books you LOVE, add an strikeout the books you read but didn't like. 4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read only 6 or less and make them read.
1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien 3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling 5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 6. The Bible. 7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell 9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott 12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy 13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller 14. Complete Works of Shakespeare 15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier 16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien 17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks 18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger 19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger 20. Middlemarch - George Eliot 21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell 22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald 23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens 24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh 27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky 28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens 33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis 34. Emma - Jane Austen 35. Persuasion - Jane Austen 36. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 37. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres 38. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden 39. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne 40. Animal Farm - George Orwell 41. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown 42. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving 44. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins 45. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery 46. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy 47. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood 48. Lord of the Flies - William Golding 49. Atonement - Ian McEwan 50. Life of Pi - Yann Martel 51. Dune - Frank Herbert 52. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons 53. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen 54. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth 55. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 56. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens 57. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon 59. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 60. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 61. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 62. The Secret History - Donna Tartt 63. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 64. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas 65. On The Road - Jack Kerouac 66. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy 67. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding 68. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie 69. Moby Dick - Herman Melville 70. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens 71. Dracula - Bram Stoker 72.The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 73. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson 74. Ulysses - James Joyce 75. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath 76. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome 77. Germinal - Emile Zola 78. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray 79. Possession - AS Byatt 80. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens 81. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell 82. The Color Purple - Alice Walker 83. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro 84. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 85. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry 86. Charlotte's Web - EB White 87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom 88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 89. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton 90. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 91. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 92. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks 93. Watership Down - Richard Adams 94. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole 95. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute 96. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas 97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl 98. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo 99. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot 100. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
this is one of the best things that has ever come from the internet. ever.
we (me, my mum, and sister) went to see Mama Mia! at the new theatre on sunday. it was a great movie. I was skeptical, but it was totally as awesome as my parents made it out to be. I laughed, I cried, I sang along. the new theatre was pretty awesome too. they've got little machines you can buy tickets from with your credit car so you never have to talk to anyone at all. the arms of the seats also fold up so you can lounge on the person you are sitting next to.
when we got home, there was a surprise graduation party. it was more so for my mum than for me, which is fine. I've graduated a few times in my day. hopefully, I will graduate some more.