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BOOK MEME

Jan. 9th, 2012 08:26 pm
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Bold the ones you've read COMPLETELY, italicize the ones you've read part of. Watching the movie or the cartoon doesn't count. Abridged versions don't count either. BTW, according to the BBC if you've read 7 of these, you are above the average.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (one of my favorites)
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (italicized because I didn't actually read, I listened to it on tape)
10 Great Expectations-Charles Dickens (hated this so much)
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D'Ubervilles-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 Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (This is one of my favorite books. I don't care how much that makes me sound like a pretentious high school freshman.)
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (Also a favorite.)
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker'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 (I started this but never finished it. I think it got left back in Houston when we moved.)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (I really hate the Chronicles of Narnia. I cannot express why other than that they bored me greatly.)
34 Emma - Jane Austen (I started re-reading this recently.)
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (Angels and Demons was better, imo)
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno - Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madam Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


I am disappointed by the lack of Virginia Woolf on this list.
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I'm preparing to begin sewing through my fabric (of which there is a lot) and I'm looking to fill some holes in my wardrobe. Hopefully with stuff I'll wear more often. I've noticed I definitely prefer dresses or JSKs to skirts and tops, I guess because I'm inherently a little bit lazy about coordinating things. I suppose it's just my nature.

Anyway, I was stumbling through hellolace.net for some inspiration, and I ended up finding this. That's a lolita dress that my mother purchased for me from Closet Child when we were in Japan in Spring of 2005. So... It's been in my possession for a little under 7 years? From the information listed there, it was from the 2002 collection. I'm going to assume it was a spring collections since the dress is 100% cotton and unlined, but I'd honestly have to check my old GLBs to be sure. Anyway, I just think it's cool that I own something from that early in the fashion, since I really only started buying a lot of brand this year. I suppose I assumed that dress was more from 2004 or something, when it started to be a little more popular.

Kind of explains why I picked it up for ¥10,000. It's still lasted an amazingly long time and is beautifully constructed. It's actually probably the piece I wear most often, though my newer Baby JSK may give it a run for its money.

Under here is a project registration for a sew_loli thing )
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Resolutions!

This year I would like to sew through every goddamn scrap of fabric that I own. More than that though, I would like to get my brand out there and do more substantive work for my portfolio. I don't think this is unachievable, rather I am incredibly lazy thus it's more a matter of keeping track of time and actually doing something with it.

So yes. Bring on 2012. Bring on the sewing machine.
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The cool thing about having a brand new journal is that I can organize it any way I damn well please. I've had my livejournal since 2003 and I wasn't the slickest kid in 2003. I didn't think about things like tags. I don't even remember if we had a tags feature, actually. Anyway, the point is that by the time I thought I might want to use them to organize anything, they were all so fucked up on my blog that I had a hard time wanting to bother. Here's a chance to correct that.

Anyway, I said this was a to-do list, so here goes...

1 - Clean living room. I'd like to clear out all the "loose things" my mom keeps complaining about. Find a home for shit like exacto knives, electrical tape, etc.

2 - Try to complete a lolita dress. I have plenty of fabric/notions/whatever. I just need to get my ass in gear and do it.

3 - Eat something because I'm still hungry from last night sjgdjfjldjldjdfl.

4 - All the tags.
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