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11 January 2013 @ 08:50 pm
January

1. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides / 406
2. The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood / 398


Total pages: 804
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Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
 
 
22 January 2012 @ 01:52 pm
January

1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller / 450

February

March

2. Slim's Table by Mitchell Duneier / 200
3. In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Edward L. Ayers / 496

April

4. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh / 351
5. Uninsured in America by Susan Starr Sered and Rushika Fernandopulle / 271

May

6. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro / 304
7. Rabbit, Run by John Updike / 272
8. Deliverance by James Dickey / 278
9. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler / 139
10. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles / 352
11. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume / 160
12. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion / 240
13. The Assistant by Bernard Malamud / 264
14. 1984 by George Orwell / 368
15. Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara / 272

June

16. Falconer by John Cheever / 224
17. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth / 289
18. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell / 448
19. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens / 680

July

20. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot / 384

August

21. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner / 326
22. Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell / 448

September

23. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding / 288
24. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett / 120
25. Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste: The Chemistry of Household Ingredients by Simon Quellen Field / 267

October

26. War Dances by Sherman Alexie / 209

November

27. The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perotta / 384

December

28. Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty / 372
29. Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty / 336
30. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson / 600
31. Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk / 208
32. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer / 368


Total Pages: 10,413
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Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
 
03 January 2011 @ 11:54 am
January

1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold / 328
2. Until I Find You by John Irving / 822
3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman / 255
4. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving / 617

February

5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger / 214
6. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell / 342

March

7. The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace / 467

April

8. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson / 138

May

9. Infection: the Uninvited Universe by Gerald Callahan / 288
10. Survive: Stories of Castaways and Cannibals by Nate Hardcastle / 297
11. Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body by Armand Marie Leroi / 359
12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald / 182
13. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood / 395
14. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner / 267
15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / 262
16. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut / 215

June

17. Light in August by William Faulkner / 512
18. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens / 719
19. Rant by Chuck Palahniuk / 319
20. Namedropper by Emma Forrest / 239

July

21. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger / 518
22. The Cider House Rules by John Irving / 598
23. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty / 280
24. A Widow for One Year by John Irving / 592

August

25. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb / 897
26. Last Night In Twisted River by John Irving / 565

September

27. What is the What? by Dave Eggers / 560

October

28. Naked by David Sedaris / 224

November

29. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk / 289
30. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy / 368

December

31. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott / 530
32. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks / 192
33. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens / 110

Total pages: 12963
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Current Mood: chipperchipper
 
 
17 January 2010 @ 01:19 pm
January

1. Follow the River by James Alexander Thom / 406
2. World Without End by Ken Follett / 1014

February

3. Bonk by Mary Roach / 319

March

4. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls / 288
5. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and David Wyllie / 60

April

6. A Son of the Circus by John Irving / 633

May

7. The World According to Garp by John Irving / 609
8. Stiff by Mary Roach / 294

June

9. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann / 442
10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel / 319
11. Eating the Cheshire Cat by Helen Ellis / 288

July

August

12. Wicked by Gregory Maguire / 409

September

13. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam / 350

October

14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte / 452
15. Poltergeist by James Kahn / 301
16. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk / 297

November

17. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys / 190
18. On The Road by Jack Kerouac / 310
19. A Poisoned Passion by Diane Fanning / 274
20. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides / 529

December

21. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides / 249
22. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley / 268
23. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison / 309
24. Beloved by Toni Morrison / 275
25. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck / 455


Total pages: 9340
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01 January 2009 @ 11:17 pm
January

1. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews / 411
2. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen / 566
3. One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte / 232
4. You Got Nothing Coming by Jimmy Lerner / 397

February

5. Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs / 268
6. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson / 114

March

7. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby / 323
8. Setting Free the Bears by John Irving / 340
9. The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards / 255
10. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides / 529
11. Cruddy by Lynda Barry / 305

April

12. Everything's Eventual by Stephen King / 583
13. Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra / 370

May

14. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris / 385
15. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk / 260
16. Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz / 406

June

17. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk / 289
18. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk / 218
19. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn / 355
20. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb / 465
21. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld / 403

July

22. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen / 325
23. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss / 459

August

24. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie / 533
25. Phantom Prey by John Sandford / 307
26. The Torturer's Apprentice by John Biguenet / 176

September

27. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell / 1037
28. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison / 581

October

November

29. Atonement by Ian McEwan / 351
30. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn / 290

December

31. Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish / 290
32. White Coat by Ellen Lerner Rothman, M.D. / 335

Total pages: 12,258
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03 January 2008 @ 08:39 am
January

1. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson / 396
2. Midwives by Chris Bohjalian / 374
3. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough / 692
4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker / 295
5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett / 311
6. The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving / 255

February

7. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards / 401

March

8. Saturday by Ian McEwan / 289
9. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson / 282

April

10. Marathon Man by William Goldman / 311
11. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison / 309
12. Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris / 422
13. Lethal Justice by Fern Michaels / 315
14. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett / 245

May

15. A Taxonomy of Barnacles by Galt Niederhoffer / 367

June

16. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris / 348
17. Eating the Cheshire Cat by Helen Ellis / 288
18. Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz / 412
19. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay / 288
20. Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay / 292

July

21. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger / 519
22. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk / 411
23. Rant by Chuck Palahniuk / 319
24. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff / 158

August

25. Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood / 225
26. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk / 218
27. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk / 297
28. The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst / 261
29. The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld / 269

September

30. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk / 293
31. We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg / 187

October

32. Invisible Prey by John Sandford / 326
33. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky / 213
34. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris / 367

November

35. Hannibal by Thomas Harris / 546

December

36. Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris / 323
37. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant / 321

Total pages: 12,145
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21 September 2007 @ 02:45 pm
So here is what has been going on. I was fired from my job at the bank at the end of July. I guess I was too good at my job and too much of an asshole. I regret not quitting when I should have. I was very unhappy my last two months. Oh well. I still don't have a job. This is hard. I'm getting very discouraged by all this, but something is bound to happen. I don't like being depressed.

Since I've been home every day, I've been practicing my bass a lot. I like to think that I am improving. I am mad at myself for not practicing like this when I was sixteen and first started playing. Man, I would be so freaking awesome right now if I had stuck to it back in the day.

I'm going to go see The Menus tonight. The only time I leave the house now is to go out and see them play.

So that's what I've been up to.
 
 
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
 
 
21 July 2007 @ 01:30 am
This is a true story about Mark Reedy who is the best boyfriend in the entire world.

Last fall, a pregnant stray cat made her home at my parents' house and then she had a bunch of baby kittens (which are in my videos, btw). The stray cat mommy was hit by a car and killed, leaving all her orphan babies behind. After giving away all they could, my parents were left with three kitties, Maggie, Diamond, and Jetta. Maggie and Diamond got pregnant this spring and had babies, which are very adorable and have sharp claws.

Every day at lunch I go to my parents' house, since they live close to my work. I'm going to lunch this afternoon, and as I am slowing down to pull into the driveway, I see a cat on the side of the road. It's just instinct/habit to say Poor Kitty when I see a poor kitty like that. Then I realized it was Maggie. She was very much killed by a car.

I was distraught and alone, and so I called Mark. He was in an appointment, so I had to call him back. I talked to him before I had to leave to go back to work, and he said he would come out there. He came over and got this poor cat out of the road because I couldn't. And he never was an ass about going out there or that blahblah it's just a cat and it wasn't even my cat or any of that. He knew I was sad and he did it for me without even asking him to do it. And he gave me a lot of hugs when I came home, and that's why I love him so much.
 
 
 
23 November 2006 @ 09:32 pm
To everyone who is currently engaged to be married, married with children, married without children, married with children on the way, or in school, graduating school, or going on to graduate school, or is hanging out with their best friends, just hung out with their best friends, or are on their way to hang out with their best friends, or if you are satisfied in the wonderful career you had picked out when you were little, I hope it all falls apart so then you will be as miserable as I am, and then I will have something to be pleased about.
 
 
11 August 2006 @ 10:08 am
I feel like I have been neglecting this, but who really cares anyway. I don't even read the friends page everyday because I only have two friends who ever update. It's easier to go to their page than to find their entries admit all the community crap. All I do on my computer nowadays is play sim city. Oh well. Not a lot has been happening anyway. I got a new car two weeks ago. It feels very zoomy compared to what I was driving. I feel like I'm driving a gokart. Work is fine. Every day is just new bullshit, but I still love my job. The banquet is coming up from me taking all those classes. I'm getting three diplomas: general banking diploma, bank operations diploma, and the supervisor certificate. But I don't think I'm going to the banquet because I don't want to sit by myself seeing as how I have zero friends at the bank. Whatever. Mark and I signed our lease for another year, and I love him so much. I hope everyone is pleased to know that we haven't broken up or started hating eachother just because we moved in together two years ago. He starts school on the 22nd, and I'm very proud of him.

I had a horrible nightmare last night that I went back to work at Waffle House. All the same losers were still working there in my dream (also in real life they do), but they were so pleased I was back for some reason. I was so horrible at it in my dream, probably because I even worse at being nice and customer service crap. Forget that.
 
 
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