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Unrooly's book meme

May. 6th, 2008 | 12:42 pm

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’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.
add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read them for school in the first place.

The Aeneid
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
Angels & Demons*
Anna Karenina
Atlas Shrugged*
The Blind Assassin
Brave New World*
The Brothers Karamazov
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
A Clockwork Orange
Cloud Atlas
Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Confusion
The Corrections
The Count of Monte Cristo
Crime and Punishment
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time*
David Copperfield
Don Quixote
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Fountainhead
Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
The God of Small Things*
The Grapes of Wrath
Gravity’s Rainbow
Great Expectations
Gulliver’s Travels
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies*
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
The Historian: a novel
The Hobbit*
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Iliad
In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
The Inferno
Jane Eyre*
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Kite Runner
Les Misérables
Life of Pi: a novel
Love in the Time of Cholera
Madame Bovary*
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
Mrs. Dalloway
The Mists of Avalon*
Moby Dick
The Name of the Rose
Northanger Abbey
The Odyssey
[Oliver Twist]
The Once and Future King*
One Hundred Years of Solitude*

On the Road*
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Oryx and Crake
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-present
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible*
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Pride and Prejudice
The Prince
Reading Lolita in Tehran*
The Satanic Verses
The Scarlet Letter
Sense and Sensibility
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Silmarillion
The Sound and the Fury*
A Tale of Two Cities
Tess of the D’Urbervilles

The Time Traveler’s Wife
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island
The Three Musketeers
The Unbearable Lightness of Being*
Vanity Fair
War and Peace
Watership Down*
White Teeth
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
Wuthering Heights*
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance*

I would like to add that I've tried to read almost all the Jane Austens and never finished any...I just don't get her...

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Mar. 8th, 2008 | 02:30 pm

 This made me laugh so hard I had to share


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A meme I promised to repost for my firends

Feb. 5th, 2008 | 09:46 am

 You comment & answer the questions (36 of them
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?

2) What was your dream growing up?

3) What talent do you wish you had?

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

5) Favorite vegetable?

6) What was the last book you read?

7) What zodiac sign are you?

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.

9) Worst Habit?

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?

11) What is your favorite sport?

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.

16) Do you have any pets?

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?

18) What was your first impression of me?

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

22) What color eyes do you have?

23) Ever been arrested?

24) Bottle or can soda?

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?

27) What's your favorite place to hang out?

28) Do you believe in ghosts?

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

30) Do you swear a lot?

31) Biggest pet peeve?

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

33) Do you believe in/appreciate romance?

35) Do you believe in God?

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
), and then I'll reply telling you these things:

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - a song, a color, a photo, a word etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ. Or post that other thing. Or something else entirely. Just entertain me, dammit.

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The name thing

Jan. 5th, 2008 | 08:59 am

<lj-cut text=The name thing><table width=350 align=center border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=2><tr><td bgcolor="#EEEEEE" align=center><font face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" style='color:black; font-size: 14pt;'><b>What Valerie Means</b></font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><center><img src="http://www.blogthingsimages.com/whatsyournameshiddenmeaningquiz/name.gif" height="100" width="100"></center><font color="#000000">
You are very hyper. You never slow down, even when it's killing you.
You're the type of person who can be a workaholic during the day... and still have the energy to party all night.
Your energy is definitely a magnet for those around you. People are addicted to your vibe.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.</font></td></tr></table><div align="center"><a href="http://www.blogthings.com/whatsyournameshiddenmeaningquiz/">What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?</a></div></lj-cut>

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Nov. 26th, 2007 | 09:29 am

 Facebook...I joined because I got a request from an old work friend. I know some of you are there, but did not register with real names. So, friend me--I am Valerie Luther. I will eventually search through your old posts and find any names y'all posted, but not this minute.

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Oct. 22nd, 2007 | 06:17 am
mood: jubilantjubilant

Happy Birthday to Roo!!! I am lucky I happen to be on to write this before it's past!

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Oct. 1st, 2007 | 12:01 pm
mood: amusedamused

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News and Stuff

Jul. 24th, 2007 | 11:20 am
mood: satisfiedsatisfied

So, for those of you who didn't know, we got married July 8th at the Clara Meer dock in Piedmont Park. Our friend Kim took the pictures for us, and we just got the proofs from her and are pondering what to enlarge, etc. My co-worker and friend Laylah did our cake, and my sister and her new husband arranged our flowers with my great-aunt and uncle from San Francisco. We had Low Country Barbecue cater it for us, and I think everybody had a really good time.

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So far, married life is treating us OK. Our birth certificates have been returned from the passport place, and my passport has arrived (Kevin's is supposedly en route), so we are a go for Barbados August 25th. Now we must take the Birth Certificates and go get our marriage license and take it to our minister to make this official. This is where we are supposed to go!

At the end of this week, we get a pre-honeymoon of sorts...Our dear friend and photographer house sits and dog sits for people who have a lot more money than any of us, but unfortunately she will be in France with her husband (who works with Kevin) for two weeks of the time where one of her clients is in Nantucket for the summer. Guess who they trust enough to house sit this mansion in their stead? I am mostly jazzed about the unbelieveable kitchen I will be allowed to cook in, and entertaining fantasies of leaving them a coffeecake and getting offered a personal chef gig. Snort.

As a side note, the CSA was a great idea. We are overloaded with veggies, and at $300 from April through November, this ended up costing us like $12 a week for local, organic vegetables. Today I have two casseroles full of Ratatouille that I plan to pop in the oven tonight, inspired by a recent trip to the movies...

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My Meez

Jul. 24th, 2007 | 09:40 am

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My Daemon

Apr. 26th, 2007 | 06:37 am
mood: apatheticapathetic

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