Sunday, August 31, 2008

August 08 Daring Bakers Challenge - Eclairs

Will post more tomorrow on these, but wanted to get my photo in on the posting date (if near the end of that date!). :)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Care to Hazard a Guess?

2008-08-29 029, originally uploaded by Kristianna.

Who thinks they can guess what my little knuckleheads are going to be for Halloween? I'll give you a hint: if you examine this photo *very* carefully, there is a clue. ;)

In related news, you'd be amazed how angry *not* being allowed to wear long sleeved/pants PJs to the playground on 108 degree days can make a 2 year old.

First Day, Grade 1

2008-08-29 017, originally uploaded by Kristianna.

Here's Bunny before she headed off for her first big day of First Grade. As with prior years, Bunny has been, shall we say... unenthusiastic about the changes in store (please let there be less angst over 2nd grade... cut me a break here, haha!).

First grade was a change from the cradle of Kindergarten, and my (often) sweet child had herself all in a bunch over having to learn how to walk around by herself, go to the cafeteria for lunch with the crowd of kids, new teacher, different classmates... Luckily for her, her teacher from last year, Mrs. Cline, has switched grades and teaches 2nd, which just happens to be in the room right by Bunny's. Seeing her as often as she does (2-4 times most days) helps to anchor her--and had Cline remained teaching Kinder Bun would not see her so frequently. It's a little thing, but it gives Bunny strength, I think.

This was a week of review and from the papers I saw come home yesterday, her brains seem to have made it through the summer intact. :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Bucket Book List?

"1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" by ukaunz

Red = well, read! ;) Lots to do if I were to decide to read all this. I may have missed some I did read in the 1800s section -- skimmed and Carter wanted the mouse (oh, pardon me -- HIS mouse!) Off to the park to let Carter play and yell some. TTFN.
  1. 2000s
  2. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  3. Saturday – Ian McEwan
  4. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  5. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
  6. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
  7. The Sea – John Banville
  8. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
  9. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
  10. The Master – Colm Tóibín
  11. Vanishing Point – David Markson
  12. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
  13. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair
  14. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  15. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  16. The Colour – Rose Tremain
  17. Thursbitch – Alan Garner
  18. The Light of Day – Graham Swift
  19. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
  20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  21. Islands – Dan Sleigh
  22. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
  23. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
  24. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
  25. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
  26. The Double – José Saramago
  27. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
  28. Unless – Carol Shields
  29. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  30. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
  31. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
  32. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
  33. Shroud – John Banville
  34. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  35. Youth – J.M. Coetzee
  36. Dead Air – Iain Banks
  37. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
  38. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
  39. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
  40. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
  41. Platform – Michael Houellebecq
  42. Schooling – Heather McGowan
  43. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  44. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
  45. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
  46. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
  47. Fury – Salman Rushdie
  48. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
  49. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
  50. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  51. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
  52. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
  53. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
  54. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
  55. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  56. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
  57. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
  58. Ignorance – Milan Kundera
  59. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
  60. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
  61. City of God – E.L. Doctorow
  62. How the Dead Live – Will Self
  63. The Human Stain – Philip Roth
  64. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  65. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
  66. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
  67. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
  68. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
  69. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
  70. Pastoralia – George Saunders

  71. 1900s
  72. Timbuktu – Paul Auster
  73. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra
  74. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
  75. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?
  76. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy
  77. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
  78. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
  79. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
  80. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
  81. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
  82. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
  83. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
  84. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks
  85. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
  86. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
  87. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
  88. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  89. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
  90. Another World – Pat Barker
  91. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
  92. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
  93. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
  94. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  95. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  96. Great Apes – Will Self
  97. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
  98. Underworld – Don DeLillo
  99. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
  100. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
  101. American Pastoral – Philip Roth
  102. The Untouchable – John Banville
  103. Silk – Alessandro Baricco
  104. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
  105. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
  106. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
  107. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
  108. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
  109. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  110. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
  111. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
  112. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
  113. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
  114. The Information – Martin Amis
  115. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
  116. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth
  117. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
  118. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  119. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  120. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
  121. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
  122. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster
  123. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
  124. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
  125. Land – Park Kyong-ni
  126. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee
  127. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  128. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
  129. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
  130. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
  131. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
  132. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
  133. Disappearance – David Dabydeen
  134. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
  135. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
  136. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
  137. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  138. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
  139. Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
  140. Complicity – Iain Banks
  141. On Love – Alain de Botton
  142. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
  143. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  144. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
  145. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  146. The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd
  147. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
  148. The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald
  149. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  150. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
  151. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
  152. A Heart So White – Javier Marias
  153. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
  154. Indigo – Marina Warner
  155. The Crow Road – Iain Banks
  156. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
  157. Jazz – Toni Morrison
  158. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
  159. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
  160. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
  161. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
  162. The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín
  163. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  164. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
  165. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
  166. Arcadia – Jim Crace
  167. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
  168. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
  169. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
  170. Mao II – Don DeLillo
  171. Typical – Padgett Powell
  172. Regeneration – Pat Barker
  173. Downriver – Iain Sinclair
  174. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
  175. Wise Children – Angela Carter
  176. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
  177. Amongst Women – John McGahern
  178. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
  179. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald
  180. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
  181. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
  182. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  183. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
  184. Like Life – Lorrie Moore
  185. Possession – A.S. Byatt
  186. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
  187. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
  188. A Disaffection – James Kelman
  189. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
  190. Moon Palace – Paul Auster
  191. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
  192. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  193. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
  194. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
  195. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
  196. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
  197. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
  198. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  199. London Fields – Martin Amis
  200. The Book of Evidence – John Banville
  201. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
  202. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
  203. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
  204. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
  205. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  206. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
  207. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
  208. Libra – Don DeLillo
  209. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
  210. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
  211. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
  212. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
  213. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
  214. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
  215. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
  216. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
  217. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
  218. The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
  219. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
  220. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
  221. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
  222. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  223. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
  224. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
  225. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  226. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
  227. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  228. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
  229. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
  230. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
  231. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
  232. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
  233. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
  234. Foe – J.M. Coetzee
  235. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
  236. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
  237. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
  238. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  239. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  240. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
  241. A Maggot – John Fowles
  242. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
  243. Contact – Carl Sagan
  244. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  245. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
  246. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
  247. White Noise – Don DeLillo
  248. Queer – William Burroughs
  249. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
  250. Legend – David Gemmell
  251. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?
  252. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
  253. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
  254. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
  255. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
  256. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  257. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
  258. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  259. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
  260. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  261. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
  262. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
  263. Shame – Salman Rushdie
  264. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
  265. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
  266. La Brava – Elmore Leonard
  267. Waterland – Graham Swift
  268. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
  269. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
  270. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
  271. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
  272. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
  273. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
  274. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  275. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
  276. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
  277. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
  278. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  279. The Newton Letter – John Banville
  280. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
  281. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
  282. The Names – Don DeLillo
  283. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
  284. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray
  285. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
  286. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
  287. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
  288. Broken April – Ismail Kadare
  289. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
  290. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  291. Rites of Passage – William Golding
  292. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom
  293. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  294. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
  295. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  296. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
  297. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
  298. Shikasta – Doris Lessing
  299. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
  300. Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
  301. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
  302. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
  303. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  304. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
  305. The World According to Garp – John Irving
  306. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
  307. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
  308. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
  309. Yes – Thomas Bernhard
  310. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt
  311. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee
  312. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
  313. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
  314. The Shining – Stephen King
  315. Dispatches – Michael Herr
  316. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  317. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
  318. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector
  319. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke
  320. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
  321. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  322. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
  323. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg
  324. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
  325. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
  326. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
  327. W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
  328. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
  329. Grimus – Salman Rushdie
  330. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
  331. Fateless – Imre Kertész
  332. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
  333. High Rise – J.G. Ballard
  334. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
  335. Dead Babies – Martin Amis
  336. Correction – Thomas Bernhard
  337. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  338. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
  339. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
  340. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
  341. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
  342. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  343. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
  344. A Question of Power – Bessie Head
  345. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
  346. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
  347. Crash – J.G. Ballard
  348. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
  349. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
  350. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
  351. Sula – Toni Morrison
  352. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
  353. The Breast – Philip Roth
  354. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
  355. G – John Berger
  356. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
  357. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson
  358. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
  359. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
  360. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  361. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
  362. The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
  363. Rabbit Redux – John Updike
  364. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
  365. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
  366. The Ogre – Michael Tournier
  367. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  368. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
  369. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  370. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
  371. Troubles – J.G. Farrell
  372. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
  373. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
  374. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
  375. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
  376. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
  377. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  378. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
  379. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
  380. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
  381. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
  382. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
  383. Them – Joyce Carol Oates
  384. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
  385. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen
  386. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
  387. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
  388. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
  389. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  390. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  391. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
  392. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
  393. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
  394. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
  395. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
  396. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
  397. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
  398. Chocky – John Wyndham
  399. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
  400. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
  401. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
  402. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  403. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
  404. The Joke – Milan Kundera
  405. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
  406. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
  407. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
  408. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
  409. Trawl – B.S. Johnson
  410. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  411. The Magus – John Fowles
  412. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
  413. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
  414. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
  415. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
  416. Things – Georges Perec
  417. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  418. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
  419. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
  420. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
  421. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
  422. Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
  423. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
  424. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
  425. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
  426. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
  427. Herzog – Saul Bellow
  428. V. – Thomas Pynchon
  429. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  430. The Graduate – Charles Webb
  431. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
  432. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
  433. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
  434. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess
  435. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  436. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  437. The Collector – John Fowles
  438. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  439. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  440. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
  441. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
  442. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  443. Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges
  444. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
  445. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
  446. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
  447. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
  448. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
  449. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame
  450. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
  451. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
  452. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  453. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  454. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
  455. How It Is – Samuel Beckett
  456. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
  457. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
  458. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  459. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  460. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary
  461. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
  462. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
  463. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
  464. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
  465. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
  466. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
  467. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
  468. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
  469. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  470. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  471. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
  472. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  473. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
  474. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  475. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
  476. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
  477. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan
  478. The End of the Road – John Barth
  479. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
  480. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
  481. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
  482. Voss – Patrick White
  483. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
  484. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille
  485. Homo Faber – Max Frisch
  486. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  487. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
  488. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
  489. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
  490. Justine – Lawrence Durrell
  491. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
  492. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
  493. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
  494. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
  495. The Floating Opera – John Barth
  496. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  497. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
  498. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  499. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
  500. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett
  501. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  502. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
  503. The Recognitions – William Gaddis
  504. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
  505. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
  506. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch
  507. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
  508. The Story of O – Pauline Réage
  509. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia
  510. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  511. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
  512. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
  513. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
  514. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
  515. Watt – Samuel Beckett
  516. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
  517. Junkie – William Burroughs
  518. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
  519. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
  520. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
  521. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  522. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  523. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  524. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
  525. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
  526. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
  527. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
  528. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
  529. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
  530. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
  531. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  532. The Rebel – Albert Camus
  533. Molloy – Samuel Beckett
  534. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
  535. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
  536. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
  537. The Third Man – Graham Greene
  538. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
  539. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
  540. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
  541. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
  542. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
  543. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
  544. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
  545. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
  546. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
  547. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
  548. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
  549. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  550. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani
  551. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia
  552. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
  553. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
  554. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
  555. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
  556. The Victim – Saul Bellow
  557. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
  558. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
  559. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
  560. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
  561. The Plague – Albert Camus
  562. Back – Henry Green
  563. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
  564. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?
  565. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  566. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  567. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
  568. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
  569. Loving – Henry Green
  570. Arcanum 17 – André Breton
  571. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
  572. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
  573. Transit – Anna Seghers
  574. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
  575. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
  576. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  577. Caught – Henry Green
  578. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
  579. Embers – Sandor Marai
  580. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  581. The Outsider – Albert Camus
  582. In Sicily – Elio Vittorini
  583. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
  584. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White
  585. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
  586. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
  587. The Hamlet – William Faulkner
  588. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
  589. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  590. Native Son – Richard Wright
  591. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
  592. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
  593. Party Going – Henry Green
  594. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  595. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
  596. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
  597. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell
  598. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
  599. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
  600. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
  601. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  602. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner
  603. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
  604. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
  605. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  606. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler
  607. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
  608. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos
  609. Murphy – Samuel Beckett
  610. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  611. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  612. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  613. The Years – Virginia Woolf
  614. In Parenthesis – David Jones
  615. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis
  616. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)
  617. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
  618. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner
  619. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley
  620. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
  621. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  622. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
  623. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson
  624. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
  625. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
  626. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
  627. Independent People – Halldór Laxness
  628. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti
  629. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood
  630. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy
  631. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen
  632. England Made Me – Graham Greene
  633. Burmese Days – George Orwell
  634. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
  635. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht
  636. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev
  637. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
  638. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
  639. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
  640. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  641. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
  642. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
  643. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West
  644. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
  645. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
  646. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
  647. A Day Off – Storm Jameson
  648. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  649. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  650. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  651. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  652. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  653. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen
  654. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
  655. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth
  656. The Waves – Virginia Woolf
  657. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
  658. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham
  659. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis
  660. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning
  661. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
  662. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
  663. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico
  664. Passing – Nella Larsen
  665. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  666. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
  667. Living – Henry Green
  668. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia
  669. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
  670. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin
  671. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen
  672. Harriet Hume – Rebecca West
  673. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  674. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau
  675. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe
  676. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
  677. Orlando – Virginia Woolf
  678. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  679. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall
  680. The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis
  681. Quartet – Jean Rhys
  682. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
  683. Quicksand – Nella Larsen
  684. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
  685. Nadja – André Breton
  686. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
  687. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
  688. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  689. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson
  690. Amerika – Franz Kafka
  691. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  692. Blindness – Henry Green
  693. The Castle – Franz Kafka
  694. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek
  695. The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence
  696. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello
  697. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
  698. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein
  699. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos
  700. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  701. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  702. The Counterfeiters – André Gide
  703. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  704. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky
  705. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather
  706. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville
  707. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen
  708. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
  709. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
  710. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  711. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet
  712. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo
  713. Cane – Jean Toomer
  714. Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley
  715. Amok – Stefan Zweig
  716. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield
  717. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings
  718. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf
  719. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
  720. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton
  721. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair
  722. The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus
  723. Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence
  724. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis
  725. Ulysses – James Joyce
  726. The Fox – D.H. Lawrence
  727. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
  728. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
  729. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis
  730. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
  731. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
  732. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis
  733. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
  734. The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad
  735. Summer – Edith Wharton
  736. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen
  737. Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton
  738. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  739. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse
  740. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
  741. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  742. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
  743. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham
  744. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence
  745. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
  746. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki
  747. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel
  748. Rosshalde – Herman Hesse
  749. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
  750. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
  751. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
  752. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
  753. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens
  754. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  755. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  756. Howards End – E.M. Forster
  757. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel
  758. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein
  759. Martin Eden – Jack London
  760. Strait is the Gate – André Gide
  761. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells
  762. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse
  763. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
  764. The Iron Heel – Jack London
  765. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
  766. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson
  767. Mother – Maxim Gorky
  768. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
  769. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
  770. Young Törless – Robert Musil
  771. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy
  772. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
  773. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann
  774. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster
  775. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
  776. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe
  777. The Golden Bowl – Henry James
  778. The Ambassadors – Henry James
  779. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
  780. The Immoralist – André Gide
  781. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
  782. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  783. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  784. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann
  785. Kim – Rudyard Kipling
  786. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
  787. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad

  788. 1800s
  789. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross
  790. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane
  791. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  792. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
  793. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
  794. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
  795. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
  796. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide
  797. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  798. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
  799. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
  800. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  801. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane
  802. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  803. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross
  804. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  805. Born in Exile – George Gissing
  806. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
  807. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  808. News from Nowhere – William Morris
  809. New Grub Street – George Gissing
  810. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
  811. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  812. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  813. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
  814. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola
  815. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg
  816. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
  817. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
  818. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
  819. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés
  820. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg -- supposed to be my next read
  821. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
  822. She – H. Rider Haggard
  823. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  824. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  825. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
  826. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
  827. Germinal – Émile Zola
  828. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  829. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
  830. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
  831. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
  832. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
  833. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
  834. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  835. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
  836. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  837. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
  838. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
  839. Nana – Émile Zola
  840. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  841. The Red Room – August Strindberg
  842. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
  843. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  844. Drunkard – Émile Zola
  845. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev
  846. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot
  847. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy
  848. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert
  849. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  850. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
  851. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
  852. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
  853. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  854. Erewhon – Samuel Butler
  855. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
  856. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  857. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
  858. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev
  859. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope
  860. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  861. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
  862. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
  863. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
  864. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  865. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  866. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  867. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
  868. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
  869. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
  870. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  871. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  872. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
  873. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
  874. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  875. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley
  876. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
  877. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
  878. Silas Marner – George Eliot
  879. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  880. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev
  881. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope
  882. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
  883. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  884. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  885. Max Havelaar – Multatuli
  886. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  887. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
  888. Adam Bede – George Eliot
  889. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  890. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  891. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
  892. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  893. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  894. Villette – Charlotte Brontë
  895. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  896. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  897. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  898. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  899. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
  900. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  901. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  902. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
  903. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  904. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
  905. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  906. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
  907. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  908. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  909. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  910. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
  911. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  912. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
  913. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
  914. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
  915. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
  916. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  917. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
  918. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
  919. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
  920. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
  921. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  922. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
  923. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
  924. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
  925. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  926. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  927. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
  928. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper I save this for insomnia (LOVE the movie tho!!)
  929. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
  930. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
  931. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
  932. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott
  933. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  934. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  935. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  936. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  937. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
  938. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
  939. Emma – Jane Austen
  940. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  941. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  942. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth
  943. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  944. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  945. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth

  946. 1700s
  947. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin
  948. The Nun – Denis Diderot
  949. Camilla – Fanny Burney
  950. The Monk – M.G. Lewis
  951. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  952. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
  953. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
  954. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
  955. Justine – Marquis de Sade
  956. Vathek – William Beckford
  957. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
  958. Cecilia – Fanny Burney
  959. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  960. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  961. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  962. Evelina – Fanny Burney
  963. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  964. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett
  965. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie
  966. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
  967. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
  968. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
  969. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
  970. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  971. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
  972. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  973. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson
  974. Candide – Voltaire
  975. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
  976. Amelia – Henry Fielding
  977. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett
  978. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
  979. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
  980. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett
  981. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
  982. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
  983. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
  984. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
  985. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding
  986. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
  987. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  988. Roxana – Daniel Defoe
  989. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
  990. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
  991. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  992. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift

  993. Pre-1700
  994. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
  995. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
  996. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  997. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  998. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
  999. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly
  1000. Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais
  1001. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
  1002. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
  1003. Aithiopika – Heliodorus
  1004. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
  1005. Metamorphoses – Ovid
  1006. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus


I'm just going to post something because otherwise I'll never find time, haha! No, probably this weekend will be more relaxed in pace, but the past week? Man... it's been crazy. Take a dash of new school year/new routine, add a heaping smidgen of some nasty intestinal thing, and a dollup of trying to become mobile baby and you get me too busy to sit and even read email. Oh, bake slowly at about 105 degrees so that you can be completely cranky from the heat if not everything else. ;)

Looking forward to a 3-day weekend, though! I know Bunny is, too. 7:15--when I wake her now on school days--is pretty early as far as she's concerned! I am up earlier than that as a rule of thumb, but I agree it's a hustle to get her to eat and dress. I just realized as I typed this that I'm 99% sure she didn't brush her teeth this morning. Crap. She doesn't do that without me telling her, and I didn't say anything.

Oh well.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


detach, originally uploaded by usova.

I love this sketch. Nuff said.

Dog Days of Summer Break

Last week of summer break here! We're trying to get out and do a lot this week, waking somewhat early, and just enjoying the last few days of no-school.

Yesterday we were planning to go to the beach, but it was rather cool and supposed to be foggy in Santa Cruz, so we kept it closer to home, going to a park. This one is really not far from home--just a short drive--but I never seem to go there. We should go more often, since it is really fun. I had thought it was $5 to park everyday, but that's only on weekends.

There's a neat plane for the kids to crawl all over, which was originally a mock T-Bird fighter plane used to train pilots during the Korean War. So Carter had a wonderful time imagining piloting the plane all over. :)

Bunny is not much for pretending she's a pilot, but she had a good time climbing all over the plane, running around it.

And jumping off it from alarming heights. Typical Bunny behavior.

Then it was time to ride the carousel. Bunny wanted to be near Katie and Sarah, while Carter cared more about the color and size of his horse.

This is his classic doing something new face. He may be having the time of his life, but it's all internal. Externally, you just have to know he's happy by the serenity he exudes. He's not going to whoop in delight the first time he rides a roller coaster, I assure you.

There are a lot of cool details to the old horses on this merry go round. I really like the craftsmanship.

As the ride came to an end, Carter tapped the pole and said, "Up again, up again." See, I knew he was enjoying himself! ;)

Katie was really trying to be a big kid like Carter, and followed him around a lot. I think Carter, for his part was happy to have someone follow him, since he's always trying to keep up with the real big kids.

Like here. The older three come tearing around...

Then a few seconds later Carter brings up the rear. He's having a super time, and even is saying, "I gon get-choo!"

Then we rode the train. More of Carter enjoying the heck outta it (internally). He did liven up when we all started to honk at the geese. :)

Cole was on my back in various states of awake and sleepy much of the time (which is the norm), but I woke him and put him on my lap for the train. He was groggy and largely nonplussed. :)

One last one. Self photo. :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

hosted by

Sunday: Undone cabbage roll skillet over rice for those who eat rice
Monday: Sausages with Peppers & Onions and simple sauce
Tuesday: BLE (Bacon, Lettuce, Egg) Salad
Wednesday: BBQ Chicken, salad, green beans
Thursday: Cacciatore Meatball soup
Friday: Crustless Pizza Quiche
Saturday: Taco Salad

Nothing fancy this week. I'm too pooped to be creative. :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ramble On...

From about age 18 thru 20 I was in the somewhat obligatory Led Zeppelin phase of music listening that every white bread American seems to have to go through. I still enjoy a little Zeppelin now and then, but have not actively 'listened' to an album in a good 12 or more years. It helps that I had all my "Zep" on tape and have not owned a cassette player for a long time. I still think John Bonham was one hell of a drummer.

Today I was running an errand with the kids and Ramble On came on the radio. All of a sudden I noticed the lyrics, or comprehended them. I admit, a lot of the time I could not make out much of the lyrics to so many of their songs, haha! I suck at picking out words when they're sung/spoken too fast if I can't see the face making the words to go with it. However, today I caught some.
Mines a tale that cant be told,
My freedom I hold dear;
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air,
Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair,
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up
And slipped away with her.
Mordor? Gollum? Yeesh. Had I known when I was 18 there were LOTR references in it I'd have never listened to this band. My mom was into Tolkein in the dorky hippy way, and hence I was very NOT into it in the I do not like things my parents like way. Lemme tell you, she tried and tried to read LOTR to me when I was far too young to understand a damn thing, and to this day, while I have read (and enjoyed!) the books, I still skip all that made-up language crap. You'll never find me learning Elvish, sorry.

I googled and apparently quite a few of their songs have references to LOTR. Go figure. And, Robert Plant expresses embarrassment over it. Ha.

It's funny the things you learn when you comprehend song lyrics.

Too tired for history...

I am so bummed... well, not *so* bummed, but I had *wanted* to stay up to see if Phelps could pull off #7 yesterday (today? whenever...). But I fell asleep trying to care about track and field heats (still don't care). I suspect Paul would have awakened me, but we all fell asleep! I woke at about 12:30, noticed the clock, looked around and saw that Paul was out on the floor and Bunny and Carter were asleep on the other sofa. Then, I realized I'd missed the swimming final, got on the computer to see if Phelps won, muttered about missing what appeared to be a super race and put the kids in their beds. Paul's too heavy to carry, so I left him where he was--if I wake him, he wakes too much and then loses sleep, so I have to let him wake to go potty or something, then he wanders to the right place, haha.

Hopefully tonight I will make it late enough to see if Phelps has his perfect Olympics!

Verdict: Pork & Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Sorry about the weird post below of a huge, cut off magazine scan. ;) I scanned and uploaded to Google Docs, then instead of publish, I hit the publish to blog button. Bah.

Anyway, the entire recipe is HERE. I am sure in a few days the Rachael Ray site will have the recipe, but as of yesterday there was nada. They send their magazine out WAY early the month before and then update the site a few weeks later.

Aside from the scorching heat in the kitchen, and a need to drink a quart of water while cooking, the recipe was very easy. The one thing I would change is to cut the eggplant smaller than they recommend. The 1" dice left it too uncooked when done for the specified time, so it was pretty chewy. Also, since I don't buy premade stir fry sauce, I mixed my own up with a basic recipe (soy sauce, cornstarch, Splenda (sugar), ginger). It ended up thickening more than I liked, and I kept adding additional chicken broth to thin it. If I make this again, I'd use less cornstarch in my homemade sauce.

However, it was a pretty good stir fry, over all. Bun was not the biggest fan, and Carter, well he's Carter and had just some plain pork and some baby carrots. We grown ups liked it. :)

Friday, August 15, 2008


Yesterday was busy! I made arrangements to go to the park near us to play with another family whose eldest and youngest are the same ages as Bunny and Carter, then about 3 minutes after I hung up with that mom, another woman I know as a classmate's mom called to accept my offer of bringing her a meal, as her family has just welcomed twins. Then I was glancing in the direction of the calendar when I realized (crap!) I also had class that night. Not a huge deal, but it did make it necessary for me to have a good plan of attack and not, as they say, dilly dally. :)

We went to the park, had a lot of fun (see photo), came home, had lunch, then I decided on what is kind of a cop-out meal to bring to a family--spaghetti. The mom is vegetarian, and I decided to make my simple 5 ingredient sauce, then build upon that to make a meaty Bolognese for the rest of her family (they eat meat), which I would double for my family to also eat. Normally I avoid pasta, since it's the kind of thing most people make when they're not wanting to cook, but hey, it is a really good slow cooked sauce, so... ;) I chopped lettuce for salad, cut half a watermelon into slices for them, made some chick pea salad so the mom would have protein, threw a package of uncooked angel hair into the bag, added a couple of oranges and apples for good measure and headed out to drop it off on my way to class.

When there, the mom was really appreciative and said I was the last person she'd expect to offer up something like a meal since I also have a baby and am pretty darn busy. I thought for a second and said, "Well, I suppose it's because I know exactly how busy and hectic it is with a larger family that I wanted to make at least one evening easier for you." I oohed and aahed over the babies (tiny!) and then skeedaddled to class.

As I was driving, I mulled over that exchange. In theory, she's right. I am not exactly overwhelmed with free time (for example, now you might think I am sitting taking a break--and I kind of am, but the only reason I am getting to sit still is I am *also* nursing). If I didn't bring her a meal, no one would think anything of it, since I am generally happy to keep my 3 fed and somewhat clean on a daily basis. But I meant what I said -- I recall how blessed I felt the 8 or 10 times someone brought a meal for me in the weeks after both Carter and Cole were born. Sure, there were some meals that worked out better than others, but I was always appreciative.

Then my mind began to wander as I cruised through rush hour traffic. I have heard that the statistics of those who're more pressed (be it financially, due to time, or perhaps with health problems, etc) tend to outperform as charitable donors and volunteers. I decided to check
that and after some quality time with Google, it's true. Perhaps those who can relate are more likely to try to alleviate the hardships of others. Ms. Komen (or her sister) did not randomly choose to champion breast cancer research -- a life was lost to the fight, then the fund was created.

Anyway, that was about as far as my brain went with that. I got about 5 hours of sleep last night, thanks to Olympics and Cole deciding he wanted to be AWAKE and HAPPY at 4:45. So you need to draw your own insightful conclusions here. Hey, I write and you read. That's our
agreement here. ;) Sometimes you get 40% of a thought, same as sometimes I get 80% of a night's sleep. Haha!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

McCain Vogue Video -- This is the one I was talking about...

Carter has a new obsession...

Iron Giant - With Hogarth, originally uploaded by graznador.

The Iron Giant is a recent discovery in our house, though the movie is 10 years old. Carter has watched it daily for the past few days, and could happily have it on a constant loop. As a film viewer with (only slightly) more discerning tastes, I have to say this is a GREAT movie. The end brings a tear to my eye every time.

Anyway, if things continue as they often do with Carter's loves, this will last a couple of months. So, I need to plan IG bday party/cake, and also probably a hween costume! I'm already figuring I can use dryer duct stuff for robot arms and legs... my Carter-bot would be more boxy than this one. :) I have no clue about the head. think think think...

Because it's too dang hot for much...

The sun is back to its evil heat-producing ways. ;)

Day 2 of a heatwave here! Whoooodeehoooo! Took the kids to a final trip to the aquatics center this summer yesterday and had a nice time with Christi and her kids. Then came home to our house resembling the inside of an oven. If I'd planned in advance I would have had the portable a/c unit on so it would have been a nice meat locker temperature in the living room. Instead I turned it on at about 5 when it was already 95+. Still, sitting *smack* in front of it, I deemed it better than the alternative. ;) Cole found the chilly air to be humorous.

Today is supposed to be warmer than yesterday. So I'm turning on the air conditioner again, but this time it'll be on... well soon. I want it cool in here before the heat starts to compete.

Then we have a playdate at the park, but since the friends live near the park, we may go swimming at their house instead. We shall see.

(Psst. 10 days until school starts. Not that I'm counting! [I am SO counting.])

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A fun visit!

2008-08-11 005, originally uploaded by Kristianna.

We all really enjoyed Aunt Eleanor's visit, which was too short, especially given the no-car situation for 2 days. The kids all really enjoyed having her here, and I think the feeling was mutual most of the time, heehee. Carter really got to know his aunt, since he was so little last summer when we saw her, and also it was her wedding, so she was awfully busy with other things. ;)

Hopefully next summer we'll get us 5 out that way to VA Beach or the Outer Banks for an East Coast vacation. I can already feel the warm ocean water... ;)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Behold the cuteness

IMG_0760, originally uploaded by Kristianna.

I mean, come on! You gotta bow down to the cute here. ;)

This was from a nice little trip to the park with Aunt Eleanor on Friday. Cole tried to eat grass, as you can see.

Menu Monday, Aug 11

Sunday: Roasted Chicken parts, snap peas, salad
Monday: Slider Caesar Salads (basically caesar salad w itty burgers)
Tuesday: Pork & Pepper Stir Fry w/eggplant & rice
Wednesday: Chili
Thursday: Paul make BBQ chicken while I am at class
Friday: Sausages w/onions & peppers
Saturday: Ribs, corn on cob, salad

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Sorry so brief -- but wanted to post before I forgot! :)

We're already a day behind on this menu, from staying too late at the beach yesterday. But that's okay -- we had nummy Mexican instead. :)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Today's the day!

Yay! Aunt Eleanor flies out today! Well, she's my sister and the kids' aunt. ;) Bunny has been so looking forward to this visit, and I hope Carter and Eleanor get to know and adore each other. I'm sure she'll be a goner for the baby, of course. :)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Sometimes you catch a bit of luck...

car battery, originally uploaded by oceanT.

Last one for today. :)

Paul called me a little bit ago right after an important meeting. Good news: meeting went very well! Bad news: car no starty. I told him to see if they could jump it (he was saying the starter was out, but that seemed unlikely). They did jump it and he's on his way home. He says he was listening to his radio with the car off for a while since he met up near the office where the meeting and rode with a colleague. So maybe the battery is just needing to recharge.

If not, well, no biggie. We'll get a new one, but this one may be under warranty, since I am fairly sure we got him a new one last summer when it had a major service, including a new oil pan (thanks for gluing the plug in, JiffyScrewLube!: that was a nice $350 to spend that you refuse to acknowledge).

Phew. I *so* didn't want to wake Carter to haul the kids to the CalTrain station to pick him up *then* figure out what to do about the car, which would have been 40 miles up the peninsula as a side project tomorrow. ;)

Menu Monday... a day late.

Sunday: Undone Cabbage Roll Skillet
Monday: Sausages with Onions & Peppers and THE sauce ;)
Tuesday: BBQ Chicken w/cucumber salad and, um, regular salad
Wednesday: Shrimp Gumbo
Thursday: Roast Chicken with Onions & Garlic, Rice, Zucchini
Friday: Open Faced Greek Burgers with Portobello Mushrooms (Paul requested it, since he loved it last week)
Saturday: Grill Out burgers, dogs, etc.

Didn't matter my keyboard was broken...

...because ALL--and I almost mean ALL--I did this weekend was read Twilight. We went to a birthday party, ended up staying the night because the grownups had grownup drinks and Paul apparently really had some (then fell asleep, LOL)... but other than that, I read that book.

500 pages devoured in less than 72 hours. I can' believe I am reading a vampire series. I am so not goth, y'all. ;) I am planning to get the next 3 books, but taking a break until Accounting is over. Naptimes in September will be vampire-time. If I can restrain myself to just naptime. Which I doubt!

Q: How many days does it take a keyboard to recover from a coffee spill?

Need more coffee, originally uploaded by left wing lucy.

A: Five. If you're lucky. ;)

Eventually it did dry out, and now I can make wordiness again!


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