Sunday, February 14, 2010

Weekend Recap/10 books

My word, I never expected so much feedback. But I loved it! ;o)
I mostly did that post for my own documentation and was hoping 1 or 2 might respond. It definitely made my day. Seriously. I went and added all of your suggestions to my Netflix queue. I will for sure watch 25 but there is nothing wrong with going above and beyond a reasonable goal, so I am going for it.
Work last night was something else. We had a no call/no show and 2 people go home sick with a possible stomach bug. All 3 of them worked front counter. Solution? Put Ashley bagging front counter(all 5 registers). Little refresher. I work in the kitchen. The only time I work up front is if they need me to replace someone while they take their break. That is 30 minutes max. Once I got used to what I was doing, it wasn't too bad. But we were SO busy. Honestly, it was about the same(to me at least) as the day after Thanksgiving. I guess everyone was going stir crazy and needed to get outside after our lovely snow fall. I came home exhausted and T left for work (12a-8a). T got home around 9 this morning and slept the entire day.
My day? I
- went to church
- ate lunch with my family
- laughed with my dad until Poppa and I both cried
- went to Chi Alpha practice
- went grocery shopping
- cooked lemon shrimp scampi
- dropped T off at work for his 8p-8a shift
- snuggled with my babies
- and I am currently blogging

Honestly, Valentines day is very low key for us. It isn't because we don't want to do anything, it is more because we don't have the ability. Whether it is time, money, or something else, it has never happened. But like Poppa says, "I don't get why everybody makes such a big deal about Valentine's Day. If you treat the love of your life EVERY DAY the way you should, there's no need to go out of your way just because the calendar says so."

I know T loves me and he knows I love him with all my heart. That's all that matters. :)

Another thing on my 101 in 1001 list is to read 10 books on the Time's Top 100 Books list. Is there another list you would suggest using? That was the list originally suggested to me but honestly, I'm just not digging it. ;)
Right now I am thinking of using Newsweek's Top 100 list. Not sure why but this list counts down from 100 to 1. I simply crossed through the ones I have already read. So advise away!
The Second World War [Unabridged, in 6/12 volumes] by Winston Churchill100
The Color Purple by Alice Walker99
Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey98
The Autobiography of Malcolm X : As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X97
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame96
The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith95
Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves94
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad93
General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes92
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson91
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh90
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James89
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-Tung88
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams87
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud86
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather85
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman84
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman84
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman84
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman84
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett83
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller82
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West81
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser80
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth79
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton78
Rabbit, Run by John Updike77
Night by Elie Wiesel76
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad75
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White74
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin73
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren72
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence71
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers70
I, Claudius by Robert Graves69
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway68
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner67
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler66
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust65
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing64
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote63
Lord of the Flies by William Golding62
Animal Farm by George Orwell61
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut60
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway59
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey58
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison57
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley56
Kim by Rudyard Kipling55
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain54
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman53
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare52
Othello by William Shakespeare51
King Lear by William Shakespeare50
Hamlet by William Shakespeare49
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy48
Paradise Lost by John Milton47
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert46
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys45
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois44
Light in August by William Faulkner43
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess42
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee40
On the Road by Jack Kerouac39
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster38
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis37
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne36
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien35
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides34
Leviathan, or the matter, form and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil by Thomas Hobbes33
Confessions by Saint Augustine32
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli31
Capital: A Critique of Political Ecomony, Vol. 1: The Process of Production of Capital by Karl Marx30
On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau29
The Histories by Herodot28
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin27
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville26
Native Son by Richard Wright25
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf24
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley23
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie22
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck21
Beloved by Toni Morrison20
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller19
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald18
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez17
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell16
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger15
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe14
Middlemarch by George Eliot13
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift12
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer11
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri10
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen9
The Iliad by Homer8
The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer8
The Odyssey by Homer8
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf7
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison6
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner5
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov4
Ulysses by James Joyce3
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell2
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy1


JG said...

Phillip Pullman makes it on there, but no JK Rowling?? Really? "Democracy in America" is definitely worth reading, but you kind of have to be in the mood for it. I have a quote from it on my sidebar. It was one of my favorite reads in college. Gone With the Wind is still on my list, and I also highly recommend Jane Eyre, in my opinion the first major Christian novel.

Steven & Amanda said...

Here's my 2 cents!

You should read the following, some because they are fabulous, others because they're just good for you to read :)
-Charlotte's Web
-Animal Farm
-To Kill a Mockingbird
-Pride and Prejudice
-The Canterbury Tales
-The Divine Comedy
-Gulliver's Travels

You should skip:
-Heart of Darkness (seriously AWFUL!)
-As I Lay Dying (not horrible, but still yucky)
-Madam Bovary (I can't remember why, but I hated it)
-100 Years of Solitude (felt like it took 100 yrs to read!)

Ashley said...

Definitely read:
-Charlotte's Web
-To Kill A Mockingbird (incredible)
-Pride and Prejudice
-Little Women
-Jane Eyre
-Redeeming Love
-Kristin Billerbeck's "Ashley Stockingdale" series

Those are my favorites!

Ashley said...

Definitely read:
-Charlotte's Web
-To Kill A Mockingbird (incredible)
-Pride and Prejudice
-Little Women
-Jane Eyre
-Redeeming Love
-Kristin Billerbeck's "Ashley Stockingdale" series

Those are my favorites!

Shoshanah said...

I don't read a lot of classic literature, so I haven't a lot of what's on hear. I did really like Phillip Pulman's His Dark Materials Trilogy (for some reason they have the trilogy listed as well as each individual book). It's along the same lines of the Harry Potter books. And I really think you'd love Gone With the Wind. It's probably one of my all time favorite books.