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Over the last year or so I've been reading through the 'BBC Books' list. Actually, there are two, the fallacious, 'the BBC thinks you will have only read six of these books' list (which was bastardised from the original), and the real list, which was just a top 100 voted for by the public. I actually like the fallacious one better, despite its oddities and repeated books. I'm never going to read all of these books. Some I just don't want to. But I get a bit addicted to completing lists, and this is my progress so far.

First the 'The BBC thinks you will have only read six of these books' list. Bolded are read, italics are partly read, underlined and starred are want to read.
  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

  2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  6. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

  7. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

  8. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

  9. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

  10. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

  11. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

  12. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

  13. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

  14. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

  15. Middlemarch – George Eliot

  16. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

  17. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

  18. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

  19. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

  20. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

  21. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

  22. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

  23. Emma – Jane Austen

  24. Persuasion – Jane Austen

  25. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis

  26. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere

  27. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

  28. Animal Farm – George Orwell

  29. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  30. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

  31. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

  32. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

  33. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

  34. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

  35. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

  36. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

  37. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  38. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

  39. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

  40. On The Road – Jack Kerouac

  41. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

  42. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

  43. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

  44. Dracula – Bram Stoker

  45. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

  46. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

  47. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransom

  48. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

  49. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

  50. Charlotte’s Web – EB White

  51. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

  52. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

  53. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

  54. Hamlet – William Shakespeare

  55. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

  56. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

  57. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

  58. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

  59. The Bible

  60. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

  61. Complete Works of Shakespeare

  62. The Bean Trees – Barbara Kingsolver

  63. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

  64. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

  65. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

  66. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  67. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

  68. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

  69. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

  70. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

  71. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

  72. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

  73. Atonement – Ian McEwan

  74. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

  75. Dune – Frank Herbert

  76. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  77. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

  78. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

  79. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

  80. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold*

  81. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

  82. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

  83. Moby Dick – Herman Melville

  84. Ulysses – James Joyce

  85. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

  86. Germinal – Emile Zola

  87. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

  88. Possession – AS Byatt*

  89. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell*

  90. The Color Purple – Alice Walker (didn’t grab me)

  91. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert*

  92. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

  93. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

  94. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  95. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

  96. Watership Down – Richard Adams

  97. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

  98. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

  99. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


The real BBC books list

  1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

  2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

  3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman

  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

  6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

  7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

  8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

  9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

  10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

  11. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

  12. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

  13. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

  14. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

  15. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

  16. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

  17. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres

  18. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling

  19. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling

  20. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling

  21. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

  22. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

  23. Middlemarch, George Eliot

  24. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck

  25. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

  26. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

  27. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

  28. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

  29. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

  30. Persuasion, Jane Austen

  31. Emma, Jane Austen

  32. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

  33. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

  34. Animal Farm, George Orwell

  35. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

  36. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

  37. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

  38. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck

  39. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth

  40. The BFG, Roald Dahl

  41. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome

  42. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

  43. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

  44. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

  45. Matilda, Roald Dahl

  46. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

  47. Bleak House, Charles Dickens

  48. The Twits, Roald Dahl

  49. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith

  50. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

  51. On The Road, Jack Kerouac

  52. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez

  53. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

  54. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

  55. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

  56. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

  57. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

  58. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving

  59. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson

  60. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett

  61. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute

  62. Dune, Frank Herbert

  63. Watership Down, Richard Adams

  64. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

  65. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

  66. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian

  67. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

  68. The Stand, Stephen King

  69. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

  70. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

  71. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  72. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman

  73. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden

  74. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough

  75. Mort, Terry Pratchett

  76. The Magus, John Fowles

  77. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

  78. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett

  79. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding

  80. Perfume, Patrick Süskind#

  81. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell

  82. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

  83. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

  84. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

  85. Ulysses, James Joyce

  86. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson

  87. Holes, Louis Sachar

  88. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

  89. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson

  90. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

  91. Magician, Raymond E Feist

  92. The Godfather, Mario Puzo

  93. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel

  94. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett

  95. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

  96. Katherine, Anya Seton

  97. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer

  98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson

  99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot

  100. Catch-22, Joseph Heller


I'm getting there. This has been your boring journal update of the year. I'm not around here much any more. I'm sorry.
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: George Ezra
  • Reading: A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  • Watching: Star Trek/Mission: Impossible
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Tea
“At the moment Leonard’s soul left him on Friday morning, his family had gathered around him in a ring of love. Leonard smiled, and then he was gone. It was gentle passing, as easy as a “hair being lifted from a cup of milk,” as the Talmud describes the moment of death. What did Leonard see? We can’t know, but Susan imagines that he beheld his beloved cocker spaniel Molly, an angelic presence in life and now in death.”
— Rabbi John L. Rosove


Perhaps I had to wait until I read this until I could write anything non-fictional. Having read Zachary Quinto's tribute, where he said he 'knew [Leonard] was very sick during the last few days of his life,' I think I needed to hear that he died with a smile on his face.

I've been feverishly writing Star Trek since Friday. I don't know what else to do with myself. Oh, I also baked a cake. With a desperate, almost angry intention I decided I was going to cook the best fucking cake ever, so I bought chocolate and cream and sugar and flour and brought it home and baked a cake. It was ready on my Sunday afternoon, at about the same time the funeral was occurring early in the morning in California. It felt good to do something. I've had cake for breakfast for the next two days, and that felt good too, like holding a little memorial service every morning with my cup of tea.

I don't know how to encapsulate everything Spock, and so also Leonard Nimoy, mean to me. I won't say meant because meaning doesn't die. It's a familiar story, of course. The person who always feels like an outsider, the person with few friends, the person who has a hard time showing their emotions. I fell in love with Star Trek - in love with Spock - when I was about 15, and of course I had to endure the taunts of people who thought it was so wrong to love something like that in the 1990s when I should have been in love with - well, god knows what. I can't remember what my contemporaries were in love with. Loving Spock brought me through all that. It brought me through so many dark moments. Often my Star Trek fiction is very dark. I put Spock through a lot. But he always rises and comes out shining bright. He recovers. It's his ability to rise and overcome despite the darkness that gets me through. So there Spock was, stuck with me for the rest of my life.

And there Leonard Nimoy was too. I can't honestly say I thought he was the best poet in the world, or even the best photographer (although I thought many of his black and white shots were stunning). At times he showed seriously dubious fashion sense. But what's that compared to a soul? What always shone through was a soul of art and grace and life. A man of compassion and deep feeling. A man who went beyond Spock while embodying the character's best facets, and made such an incredible mark on the world. His life seemed to unfold after Star Trek, once he had the security that every actor seems to crave, and it was lovely to see him exploring so many things that he loved. And the world loved him in return. The scale of the outpouring of grief and tributes from the world for the passing of one person is truly remarkable. Everyone knew Spock, and so of course everyone knew Leonard Nimoy.

I am slowly coming to realise that while human beings are mortal, and pass on, Spock cannot die. That's some comfort. As long as we keep writing and drawing and creating him in art, he will be there. That will be small comfort to Leonard Nimoy's family, perhaps. Theirs is the real loss. Most of us have lost a distant icon. They have lost a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, a person they hugged and spoke to and shared with. They will have lost the smell of him, the silences, early morning moments, late nights, impromptu phone calls. We grieve with them, but we cannot grieve as they grieve.

But, Spock cannot die. We will keep on writing him and drawing him. We will keep on pushing it forward, making him part of our lives. He has been reaching out to lonely and misunderstood people for almost fifty years, and he will continue to do so. He'll probably save the lives of some of them just by letting them know they're not alone. That's a hell of a legacy to leave behind. 
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: To the Lighthouse
  • Watching: Sherlock
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea
Over the last year or so I've been reading through the 'BBC Books' list. Actually, there are two, the fallacious, 'the BBC thinks you will have only read six of these books' list (which was bastardised from the original), and the real list, which was just a top 100 voted for by the public. I actually like the fallacious one better, despite its oddities and repeated books. I'm never going to read all of these books. Some I just don't want to. But I get a bit addicted to completing lists, and this is my progress so far.

First the 'The BBC thinks you will have only read six of these books' list. Bolded are read, italics are partly read, underlined and starred are want to read.
  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

  2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  6. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

  7. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

  8. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

  9. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

  10. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

  11. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

  12. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

  13. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

  14. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

  15. Middlemarch – George Eliot

  16. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

  17. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

  18. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

  19. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

  20. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

  21. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

  22. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

  23. Emma – Jane Austen

  24. Persuasion – Jane Austen

  25. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis

  26. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere

  27. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

  28. Animal Farm – George Orwell

  29. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  30. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

  31. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

  32. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

  33. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

  34. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

  35. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

  36. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

  37. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  38. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

  39. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

  40. On The Road – Jack Kerouac

  41. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

  42. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

  43. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

  44. Dracula – Bram Stoker

  45. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

  46. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

  47. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransom

  48. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

  49. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

  50. Charlotte’s Web – EB White

  51. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

  52. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

  53. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

  54. Hamlet – William Shakespeare

  55. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

  56. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

  57. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

  58. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

  59. The Bible

  60. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

  61. Complete Works of Shakespeare

  62. The Bean Trees – Barbara Kingsolver

  63. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

  64. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

  65. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

  66. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  67. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

  68. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

  69. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

  70. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

  71. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

  72. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

  73. Atonement – Ian McEwan

  74. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

  75. Dune – Frank Herbert

  76. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  77. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

  78. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

  79. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

  80. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold*

  81. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

  82. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

  83. Moby Dick – Herman Melville

  84. Ulysses – James Joyce

  85. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

  86. Germinal – Emile Zola

  87. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

  88. Possession – AS Byatt*

  89. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell*

  90. The Color Purple – Alice Walker (didn’t grab me)

  91. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert*

  92. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

  93. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

  94. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  95. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

  96. Watership Down – Richard Adams

  97. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

  98. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

  99. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


The real BBC books list

  1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

  2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

  3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman

  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

  6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

  7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne

  8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

  9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

  10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

  11. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

  12. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

  13. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

  14. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

  15. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

  16. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

  17. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres

  18. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling

  19. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling

  20. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling

  21. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

  22. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

  23. Middlemarch, George Eliot

  24. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck

  25. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

  26. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

  27. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

  28. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

  29. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

  30. Persuasion, Jane Austen

  31. Emma, Jane Austen

  32. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

  33. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

  34. Animal Farm, George Orwell

  35. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

  36. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

  37. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

  38. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck

  39. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth

  40. The BFG, Roald Dahl

  41. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome

  42. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

  43. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

  44. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

  45. Matilda, Roald Dahl

  46. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

  47. Bleak House, Charles Dickens

  48. The Twits, Roald Dahl

  49. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith

  50. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

  51. On The Road, Jack Kerouac

  52. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez

  53. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

  54. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

  55. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

  56. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

  57. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

  58. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving

  59. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson

  60. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett

  61. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute

  62. Dune, Frank Herbert

  63. Watership Down, Richard Adams

  64. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

  65. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

  66. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian

  67. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

  68. The Stand, Stephen King

  69. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

  70. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

  71. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  72. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman

  73. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden

  74. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough

  75. Mort, Terry Pratchett

  76. The Magus, John Fowles

  77. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

  78. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett

  79. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding

  80. Perfume, Patrick Süskind#

  81. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell

  82. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

  83. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

  84. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

  85. Ulysses, James Joyce

  86. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson

  87. Holes, Louis Sachar

  88. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

  89. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson

  90. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

  91. Magician, Raymond E Feist

  92. The Godfather, Mario Puzo

  93. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel

  94. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett

  95. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

  96. Katherine, Anya Seton

  97. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer

  98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson

  99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot

  100. Catch-22, Joseph Heller


I'm getting there. This has been your boring journal update of the year. I'm not around here much any more. I'm sorry.
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: George Ezra
  • Reading: A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  • Watching: Star Trek/Mission: Impossible
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Tea

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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Writer
Wow! Thank you!!!!
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birthdays Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo: 

It's August 19th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year! Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love: 
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Birthdays Team 
This birthday greeting was brought to you by: TaNa-Jo
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