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I was on ravelry this evening looking through the new groups and found a group called 52 books in 52 weeks! There was a time when I devoured at least 2 books a week and would 've managed this challenge with with one hand tied behind my back! It's really sad that currently, I'm lucky to read a book a month. When I do read, it's usually something for work. When I pick up a knitting book, it's usually to look at the pictures to decide on the next project. However, I still can get lost for hours in a book store browsing at anything that grabs my attention! So one of my new year's resolutions is to read more. I don't make all that many resolutions anymore because they're too easy to break! I figure if winter is going to be as crazy as its been so far, I'll have plenty of time for reading and knitting! One of the threads from this group was a self meme. I'm going to try it for fun. Have a go and see how you do!!! The directions are below.

What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by Library Thing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. since there is no underline button, I just bolded what I read for school too.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Anna Karenina

Crime and Punishment


One Hundred Years of Solitude

Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion Life of Pi : a novel

The Name of the Rose

Don Quixote

Moby Dick


Madame Bovary

The Odyssey

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Eyre

The Tale of Two Cities

The Brothers Karamazov

Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies

War and Peace

Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Iliad


The Blind Assassin

The Kite Runner

Mrs. Dalloway

Great Expectations
American Gods

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Atlas Shrugged

Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books

Memoirs of a Geisha

Middlesex Quicksilver

Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales The Historian : a novel

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Love in the Time of Cholera

Brave New World

The Fountainhead

Foucault’s Pendulum



The Count of Monte Cristo


A Clockwork Orange

Anansi Boys

The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath

The Poisonwood Bible : a novel


Angels & Demons (reading now-It's good!)

The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise)

The Satanic Verses

Sense and Sensibility

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Mansfield Park

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

To the Lighthouse

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Oliver Twist

Gulliver’s Travels

Les Misérables

The Corrections

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


The Prince

The Sound and the Fury

Angela’s Ashes : a memoir

The God of Small Things

A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present



A Confederacy of Dunces

A Short History of Nearly Everything


The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The Scarlet Letter

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

The Mists of Avalon

Oryx and Crake : a novel Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed Cloud Atlas

The Confusion



Northanger Abbey

The Catcher in the Rye

On the Road

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values

The Aeneid

Watership Down

Gravity’s Rainbow

The Hobbit

In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences

White Teeth

Treasure Island

David Copperfield

The Three Musketeers

Even though I haven't been blogging for a while, I have been knitting! Mostly socks and I'm still not sick of it! I will get pictures and post specifics about finished socks. One the things I'd been wanting to knit for a long time was a Clapotis. I finished in October. Just in time for Rhinebeck! I made without any modifications (why mess with a good thing!) using bamboo yarn. It has a really nice drape and has a soft shimmer because of the bamboo fiber. I had a lot of fun making this and would make another one. There was a point when I thought the pattern repeats would go on forever, but just when you start thinking that, it's more than halfway done. Of course, one the most fun aspects of this pattern is dropping those stitches, on purpose!
Well that's it for this post. Hope to be more regular with the posts. I've missed blogging! I have been reading everyone else's blogs and that's always fun!!! Uh-oh, Allegra (Ms. Kitty) has insomnia too. She just jumped in a pile of knitting magazines, now strewn around on the floor. So much for feline grace! Gotta go!


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Chris said...

Read read read!! :) Looks like I've read 31 from that list. I'm shockingly weak in the classics.

Pretty Clapotis!

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He's now a dad. He and Jaws (their female jaguar) had a male cub that was born the beginning of January. Very very cute! If you want to send me an email address I'd be happy to email you some of the photos I've rec'd of him since he went to Jacksonville.

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