Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fake Fingernails

Thought I'd give you all a heads-up ...the next thing in fake fingernails ... well according to The Big Girl. Check out more portraits for S.P.S. @ HSMSHS.

Since it's Sunday I'll leave you with a quote from the new book I'm reading, The Hole in our Gospel by Richard Stearns head of World Vision US.

"Our charge is to both proclaim and embody the gospel so that others can see, hear, and feel God's love in tangible ways. When we are living out our faith with integrity and compassion in the world, God can use us to give others a glimpse of His love and character. It is God - not us - who works in the hearts of men and women to forgive and redeem."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A couple of photos

I haven't done much practice lately but here a couple of recent photos. First a close-up, using my newish macro lens. Look at that bokeh.
and the moon. My first attempt at capturing the moon. I caught this early one morning.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1% Well-Read Challenge


I've decided to join in the 1% Well-Read Challenge this year. The idea is to read 10 books from the 1001 books you must read before you die list, ie 1%. Unfortunately the editors have updated the book and so there are now three options:

  1. Read 10 titles from the original list from March 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
  2. Read 10 titles from the new list from March 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
  3. Read 13 titles from the combined list (of almost 1300 titles) from March 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010. In other words, “What were they thinking dropping titles from Dostoevsky and Jane Austen?”
I'm going to choose option 3. I've had a look through the lists and I've already read 26 of the books which makes me 2% well-read. My list for the challenge (tentative):

  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon
  2. Atonement - Ian McEwen
  3. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  4. Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard
  5. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
  6. Rabbit, Run - John Updike
  7. Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgen
  8. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
  9. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  10. One Thousand and One Nights - Anon
  11. Water Babies - Charles Kingsley
  12. North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
  13. City of God - E.L. Doctorow

Sunday, March 22, 2009

1001Books List

This is the combined list from the 2006 and 2008 editions of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. New books in the 2008 edition are not numbered and asterixed books are the ones from the 2006 edition that have been removed. Titles in bold have been read.

2000s
1. Animal’s People by Indra Sinha
*Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
2. *Saturday – Ian McEwan
Falling Man by Don DeLillo
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
3. *On Beauty – Zadie Smith
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon
4. *Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland
Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn
Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann
5. *Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
6. The Sea – John Banville
The Accidental by Ali Smith
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
7. *The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
2666 by Roberto Bolano
Small Island by Andrea Levy
The Book about Blanche and Marie by Per Olov Enquist
8. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
9. The Master – Colm Tóibín
10. *Vanishing Point – David Markson
11. *The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
12. *Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Swarm by Frank Schatzing
13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
14. *Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
15. *The Colour – Rose Tremain
16. *Thursbitch – Alan Garner
17. *The Light of Day – Graham Swift
18. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
Your Face Tomorrow by Javier Marias
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Lady Number Thirteen by Jose Carlos Somoza
The Successor by Ismail Kadare
A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
20. Islands – Dan Sleigh
21. *Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
22. *London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
23. *Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
24. *Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
25. *The Double – José Saramago
26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
27. *Unless – Carol Shields
28. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
29. *The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
30. *That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
31. *In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
32. *Shroud – John Banville
33. *Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
34. *Youth – J.M. Coetzee
35. *Dead Air – Iain Banks
36. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
37. *The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
38. *Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
39. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
40. Platform – Michael Houellebecq
41. *Schooling – Heather McGowan
42. Atonement – Ian McEwan
Soldiers of Salamis by Javer Cercas
I’m Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
43. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
44. *Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
45. *The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
46. *Fury – Salman Rushdie
47. *At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
48. *Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
50. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
51. *An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
52. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
53. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
54. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
55. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
56. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
57. *Ignorance – Milan Kundera
58. *Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
59. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
60. *City of God – E.L. Doctorow
61. *How the Dead Live – Will Self
62. The Human Stain – Philip Roth
63. *The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
64. *After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
65. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
66. *Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
67. *House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
68. *Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
69. *Pastoralia – George Saunder
Bartleby and Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas

1990s
70. *Timbuktu – Paul Auster
The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Urgresic
In Search of Klingsor by Jorge Volpi
71. *The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra
72. *Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
Pavel’s Letters by Monika Maron
73. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?
74. *Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy
75. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
76. *The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
77. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
78. *Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
79. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Guitierrez
80. *Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
81. *Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
82. *Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks
The Heretic by Miguel Deliber
83. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
84. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
85. *Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
86. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
Crossfire by Miyabe Miyuki
87. *Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
88. *Another World – Pat Barker
89. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
90. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
91. *Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
92. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
93. *Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
94. *Great Apes – Will Self
95. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
96. Underworld – Don DeLillo
Money to Burn by Ricardo Piglia
97. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
98. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
99. *American Pastoral – Philip Roth
Margot and the Angels by Kristien Hemmerechts
100. *The Untouchable – John Banville
101. Silk – Alessandro Baricco
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
A Light Comedy by Eduardo Mendoza
102. *Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
103. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
104. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
105. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
106. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
107. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
108. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
110. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
111. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
112. *The Information – Martin Amis
113. *The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
114. *Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth
115. *The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
Santa Evita by Tomas Eloy Martinez
116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
117. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
118. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
119. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
120. *Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster
121. *The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
The Late-Night News by Petros Markaris
Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante
122. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
123. Land – Park Kyong-ni
Our Lady of Assassins by Fernando Vallejo
124. *The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee
125. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
126. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
127. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
128. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
129. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
130. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
Deep River by Shusaku Endo
131. Disappearance – David Dabydeen
132. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light by Ivan Klima
133. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
134. *Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
135. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
136. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
137. *Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
138. *Complicity – Iain Banks
The Twins by Tessa de Loo
139. On Love – Alain de Botton
140. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
141. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
142. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
143. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
The Adventures and Misadventures of Magroll by Alvaro Mutis
144. *The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd
145. *The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
146. *The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald
147. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas
148. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
149. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
150. *A Heart So White – Javier Marias
Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis
The Triple Mirror of the Self by Zulfikar Ghose
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
151. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
152. Indigo – Marina Warner
153. The Crow Road – Iain Banks
154. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
155. *Jazz – Toni Morrison
156. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
The Dumas Club by Arturo Perez-Reverte
157. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
158. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
159. *Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
160. *The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín
161. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
162. *Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
Memoirs of Rain by Sunetra Gupta
163. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
164. Arcadia – Jim Crace
165. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
Astradeni by Eugenia Fakinou
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
The Laws by Connie Palmen
166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
167. *Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
168. Mao II – Don DeLillo
169. Typical – Padgett Powell
170. Regeneration – Pat Barker
171. *Downriver – Iain Sinclair
172. *Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
173. *Wise Children – Angela Carter
The Daugther by Pavlos Matesis
174. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
175. Amongst Women – John McGahern
176. *Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
177. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald
178. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
179. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
180. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
181. *A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
182. Like Life – Lorrie Moore
183. *Possession – A.S. Byatt
The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
184. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi

1980’s
185. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
186. *A Disaffection – James Kelman
187. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
188. Moon Palace – Paul Auster
189. *Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
190. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
191. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
192. *The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
193. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
194. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
195. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
196. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
Obabakoak by Bernando Atxaga
Gimmick! by Joost Zwagerman
197. London Fields – Martin Amis
198. *The Book of Evidence – John Banville
199. *Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
200. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
201. *The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong
202. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
203. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
204. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
205. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
The Last World by Christopher Ransmayr
206. *Libra – Don DeLillo
The First Garden by Anne Herbert
207. *The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
208. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
209. *The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
210. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
211. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
212. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
213. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
214. *The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
215. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
216. *The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
217. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
218. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
Black Box by Amos Oz
All Souls by Javier Marias
219. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
220. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
221. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
The Ballad for Georg Henig by Viktor Paskov
222. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
223. Beloved – Toni Morrison
224. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
225. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
226. *Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
227. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
228. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
229. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
Memory of Fire by Eduardo Galeano
230. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
231. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
232. *Foe – J.M. Coetzee
233. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
234. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
235. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
Ancestral Voices by Etienne van Heerden
236. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
237. *Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
238. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
239. *A Maggot – John Fowles
Simon and the Oaks by Marianne Fredriksson
240. *Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
241. Contact – Carl Sagan
242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
244. *Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
Half of Man is Woman by Zhang Xianliang
245. White Noise – Don DeLillo
246. *Queer – William Burroughs
Love Medicine by Louise Erdich
247. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
248. Legend – David Gemmell
249. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavic
The Young Man by Botho Strauss
250. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
251. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
252. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
Democracy by Joan Didion
253. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
254. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
255. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
256. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
Larva: Midsummer Night’s Babel by Julian Rios
257. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
Professor Martens’ Departure by Jaan Kross
258. Neuromancer – William Gibson
259. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
260. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
261. Shame – Salman Rushdie
262. *Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
263. *Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
The Witness by Juan Jose Saer
Fado Alexandrino by Antonio Lobo Antunes
The Christmas Oratorio by Goran Tunstrom
264. La Brava – Elmore Leonard
265. Waterland – Graham Swift
266. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
267. *The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
268. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
269. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago
The Book of Diquiet by Fernando Pessoa
270. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
271. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
273. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
274. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
275. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
276. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
277. *The Newton Letter – John Banville
278. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
279. *Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
280. *The Names – Don DeLillo
281. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
282. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray
283. *The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
284. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
285. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
286. Broken April – Ismail Kadare
287. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
288. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
289. *Rites of Passage – William Golding
290. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom
291. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
292. *City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

1970s
294. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
295. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
296. *Shikasta – Doris Lessing
297. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
298. Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
299. *The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
300. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
302. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
303. *The World According to Garp – John Irving
304. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
305. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
306. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
307. *Yes – Thomas Bernhard
308. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt
309. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee
310. *The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
311. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
312. The Shining – Stephen King
313. Dispatches – Michael Herr
314. *Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
315. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
316. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector
317. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke
318. *Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
319. *The Public Burning – Robert Coover
320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
321. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg
322. *Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
323. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
324. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
325. W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
326. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
327. *Grimus – Salman Rushdie
328. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
329. Fateless – Imre Kertész
330. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
331. *High Rise – J.G. Ballard
332. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
333. *Dead Babies – Martin Amis
334. Correction – Thomas Bernhard
335. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
336. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
337. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
338. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
339. *Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
340. *Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
341. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
342. A Question of Power – Bessie Head
343. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
344. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
345. Crash – J.G. Ballard
346. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
347. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
348. *The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
349.
*Sula – Toni Morrison
350. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
351. *The Breast – Philip Roth
352. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
353. G – John Berger
354. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
355. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson
356. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
357. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
358. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
359. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
360.
*The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
361. Rabbit Redux – John Updike
362. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
363. *The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
364. *The Ogre – Michael Tournier
365. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

1960s
366. *Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
368. *Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
369. Troubles – J.G. Farrell
370. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
371. *The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
372. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
373. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
374. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
375. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
376. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
377. *The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
378. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
379. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
380. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
381. Them – Joyce Carol Oates
382. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
383. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen
384. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
385. *The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
386. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
387. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
388. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
391. *Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
392. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
393. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
394. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
395. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
396. *Chocky – John Wyndham
397. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
398. *The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
399. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
400. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
401. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
402. *The Joke – Milan Kundera
403. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
404. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
405. *A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
406. *The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
407. *Trawl – B.S. Johnson
408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
409. The Magus – John Fowles
410. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
412. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
413. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
414. Things – Georges Perec
415. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
416. *August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
417. *God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
418. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
419. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
420. *Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
421. *Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
422. *Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
423. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
424. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
425. Herzog – Saul Bellow
426. V. – Thomas Pynchon
427. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
428. The Graduate – Charles Webb
429. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
430. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
431. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
432. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess
433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
434. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
435. *The Collector – John Fowles
436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
438. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
439. *The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
440. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
441. Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges
442. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
443. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
444. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
445. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
446. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
447. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame
448. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
449. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
452. *The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
453. *How It Is – Samuel Beckett
454. *Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
455. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
457. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
458. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary

1950s
459. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
460. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
461. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
462. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
463. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
464. *Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
465. *Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
466. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
468. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
469. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
470. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
471. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
472. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
473. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
474. *Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
475. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan
476. *The End of the Road – John Barth
477. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
478. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
479. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
480. Voss – Patrick White
481. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
482. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille
483. Homo Faber – Max Frisch
484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
485. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
486. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
487. *The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
488. Justine – Lawrence Durrell
489. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
490. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
491. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
492. *Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
493. The Floating Opera – John Barth
494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
495. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
497. *A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
498. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett
499. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
500. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
501. The Recognitions – William Gaddis
502. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
503. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
504. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch
505. *Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
506. The Story of O – Pauline Réage
507. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia
508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
509. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
510. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
511. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
512. *The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
513. *Watt – Samuel Beckett
514. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
515. Junkie – William Burroughs
516. *The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
517. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
518. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
519. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
520. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
522. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
523. *The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
524. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
525. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
527. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
528. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
529. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
530. The Rebel – Albert Camus
531. Molloy – Samuel Beckett
532. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
533. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
534. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz

1940s
535. *The Third Man – Graham Greene
536. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
537. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
538. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
539. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
540. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
541. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
542. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
543. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
544. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
545. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
546. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
548. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani
549. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia
550. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
551. *The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
552. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
553. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
554. *The Victim – Saul Bellow
555. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
556. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
557. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
558. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
559. The Plague – Albert Camus
560. Back – Henry Green
561. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
562. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?
563. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
564. Animal Farm – George Orwell
565. *Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
566. *The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
567. Loving – Henry Green
568. Arcanum 17 – André Breton
569. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
570. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
571. Transit – Anna Seghers
572. *Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
573. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
575. *Caught – Henry Green
576. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
577. Embers – Sandor Marai
578. *Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
579. The Outsider – Albert Camus
580. In Sicily – Elio Vittorini
581. *The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
582. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White
583. *Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
584. *Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
585. *The Hamlet – William Faulkner
586. *Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
587. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
588. Native Son – Richard Wright
589. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
590. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati

1930s
591. *Party Going – Henry Green
592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
593. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
594. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
595. *Coming Up for Air – George Orwell
596. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
597. *Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
598. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
600. *After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner
601. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
602. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
604. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler
605. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
606. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos
607. Murphy – Samuel Beckett
608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
609. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
611. *The Years – Virginia Woolf
612. In Parenthesis – David Jones
613. *The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis
614. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)
615. *To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
616. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner
617. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley
618. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
620. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
621. *Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson
622. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
623. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
624. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
625. Independent People – Halldór Laxness
626. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti
627. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood
628. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy
629. *The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen
630. *England Made Me – Graham Greene
631. *Burmese Days – George Orwell
632. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
633. *Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht
634. *Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev
635. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
636. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
637. *A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
638. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
639. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
640. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
641. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West
642. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
643. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
644. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
645. A Day Off – Storm Jameson
646. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
647. *A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
648. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
651. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen
652. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
653. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth
654. The Waves – Virginia Woolf
655. *The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
656. *Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham
657. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis
658. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning
659. *Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
660. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett

1920s
661. *Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico
662. Passing – Nella Larsen
663. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
664. *Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
665. Living – Henry Green
666. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia
667. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
668. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin
669. *The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen
670. *Harriet Hume – Rebecca West
671. *The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
672. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau
673. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe
674. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
675. Orlando – Virginia Woolf
676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
677. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall
678. *The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis
679. *Quartet – Jean Rhys
680. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
681. Quicksand – Nella Larsen
682. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
683. Nadja – André Breton
684. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
685. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
686. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
687. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson
688. Amerika – Franz Kafka
689. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
690. Blindness – Henry Green
691. The Castle – Franz Kafka
692. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek
693. *The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence
694. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello
695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
696. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein
697. *Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos
698. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
700. The Counterfeiters – André Gide
701. The Trial – Franz Kafka
702. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky
703. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather
704. *Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville
705. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen
706. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
707. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
708. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
709. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet
710. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo
711. *Cane – Jean Toomer
712. *Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley
713. Amok – Stefan Zweig
714. *The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield
715. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings
716. *Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf
717. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
718. *The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton
719. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair
720. *The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus
721. *Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence
722. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis
723. Ulysses – James Joyce
724. *The Fox – D.H. Lawrence
725. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
726. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
727. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis
728. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence

1910s
729. *Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
730. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis
731. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
732. *The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad
733. *Summer – Edith Wharton
734. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen
735. *Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton
736. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
737. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse
738. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
739. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
740. *The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
741. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham
742. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence
743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
744. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki
745. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel
746. *Rosshalde – Herman Hesse
747. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
748. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
750. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
751. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens
752. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
753. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
754. Howards End – E.M. Forster
755. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel

1900s
756. *Three Lives – Gertrude Stein
757. *Martin Eden – Jack London
758. Strait is the Gate – André Gide
759. *Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells
760. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse
761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
762. *The Iron Heel – Jack London
763. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
764. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson
765. Mother – Maxim Gorky
766. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
767. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
768. Young Törless – Robert Musil
769. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy
770. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
771. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann
772. *Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster
773. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
774. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe
775. *The Golden Bowl – Henry James
776. The Ambassadors – Henry James
777. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
778. The Immoralist – André Gide
779. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
782. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann
783. Kim – Rudyard Kipling
784. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
785. *Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad

1890s
786. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross
787. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane
788. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
789. *The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
790. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
791. *The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
792. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
793. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide
794. Dracula – Bram Stoker
795. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
796. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
798. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane
799. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
800. *The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross
801. *The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
802. *Born in Exile – George Gissing
803. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
805. News from Nowhere – William Morris
806. New Grub Street – George Gissing
807. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

1880s
810. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
811. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola
812. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg
813. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
814. *The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
815. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
816. *Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés
817. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg
818. *The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
819. *She – H. Rider Haggard
820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
821. *The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
822. *Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
823. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
824. Germinal – Émile Zola
825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
826. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
827. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
828. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
829. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
830. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
831. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
832. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
833. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
834. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
835. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
836. Nana – Émile Zola
837. *The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

1870s
838. The Red Room – August Strindberg
839. *Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
840. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
841. Drunkard – Émile Zola
842. *Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev
843. *Daniel Deronda – George Eliot
844. *The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy
845. *The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert
846. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
847. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
849. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
850. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
851. Erewhon – Samuel Butler
852. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
853. Middlemarch – George Eliot
854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
855. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev

1860s
856. *He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope
857. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
858. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
859. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
860. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
861. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
862. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
864. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
865. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
869. *Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
870. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
871. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley
873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
874. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
875. Silas Marner – George Eliot
876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
877. *On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev
878. *Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope
879. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
880. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
881. *The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne
882. Max Havelaar – Multatuli

1850s
883. *A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
884. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
885. Adam Bede – George Eliot
886. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
887. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
888. *Hard Times – Charles Dickens
889. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
891. *Villette – Charlotte Brontë
892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
893. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
894. *The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
895. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
896. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

1840s
898. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
899. *Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
900. *Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
901. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
903. *Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
907. *La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
908. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
909. *The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
910. *Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
912. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
913. *A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
914. Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol

1830s
915. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
917. *The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
918. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
919. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
920. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
921. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
923. The Red and the Black – Stendhal

1820s
924. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
925. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
926. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
927. *The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
928. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
929. *The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott

1810s
930. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
932. *Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
933. *Persuasion – Jane Austen
934. *Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
935. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
936. Emma – Jane Austen
937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
939. *The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth
940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

1800s
941. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
942. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth

1790s
943. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin
944. The Nun – Denis Diderot
945. Camilla – Fanny Burney
946. The Monk – M.G. Lewis
947. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
948. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
949. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
950. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
951. Justine – Marquis de Sade

1780s
952. Vathek – William Beckford
953. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
954. *Cecilia – Fanny Burney
955. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
956. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
957. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1770s
958. Evelina – Fanny Burney
959. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
960. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett
961. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie

1760s
962. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
963. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
964. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
965. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
966. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
967. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
968. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1750s
969. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson
970. Candide – Voltaire
971. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
972. *Amelia – Henry Fielding
973. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett

1740s
974. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
975. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
976. *Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett
977. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
978. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
979. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
980. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
981. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding

1720s
982. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
983. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
984. *Roxana – Daniel Defoe
985. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe

1710s
986. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
987. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

1700s
988. *A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift

Pre-1700
989. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
990. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
991. *The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
992. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
993. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
994. *Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly
995. Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais
996. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
997. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
998. *Aithiopika – Heliodorus
999. *Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
1000. *Metamorphoses – Ovid
1001. *Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kid Stories

Big Girl had her house swimming sports at school yesterday. Her swimming has improved heaps this year, she's been swimming at school squad on Tuesday mornings. She got third in the 50m frrestyle and 50m backstroke, second in the 50m breaststroke and her team came first in the 4X25m freestyle relay and fourth in the kickboard relay. She was also supposed to be in the 4X25m medley relay (butterfly leg) and the novelty relay but these events got cancelled because they ran out of time.
Now some stories from The Boy ... he's been really enjoying school ... unfortunately it hasn't been quite that enjoyable for his teachers. He wagged his first class a couple weeks back ... that's right ... 3 weeks into prep. He snuck out of the art room and the teachers found him playing in the sandpit. He is desperate to go to a friends for a play so we've told him we'll organise one when he can go 5 days without causing problems at school. We'll probably get his auditory processing checked since we know Big Girl has issues with that.

I went to the parent helper's course on Thursday and the coordinator was saying how some kids will be allowed to have a special cushion to sit on or something tactile to play with to help them concentrate in class. She told how she had the preps the day before and there was one boy who played with bluetack. I had my suspicions it was The Boy and I asked him when we got home ... he answered yes with a big smile. It's good that they allow the kids to do that ... at least these days schools don't just label kids naughty but try to work out why they're not listening.

Yesterday after school he came home and was making himself some cereal, he seems to be very hungry after school and was singing a song and carrying the honey over his shoulder upside down. I walked into the room just after the lid fell off but of course he didn't realise. There was a big blob of honey on the lid then a trail following the Boy. I yelled stop and he did a slow turn leaving himself surrounded by an almost perfect circle of honey. Nice.

Hubby insists the kids clean their rooms on Saturday morning. The Boy came to have his checked and I found this:
Me: What's this?
The Boy: My mountain.
Me: We don't do mountains, pack it away.
The Boy: Not my mountain.

Later when I was downloading the photos to the computer the kids were checking them out and The Boy says "my volcano". Little Girls verdict: You made a mess.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Digi Illusions: Soooo Sweeet

If you've got girls, especially girly girls you just have to get Soooo Sweeet. It really is absolutely gorgeous with pink, pink, and more pink ... and a touch of black and silver. The papers all have either pattern, texture or crumpling and often all three. There are enough bows, flowers and sparkle to satisfy the biggest princess and some really beautiful premade clusters.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Busy Weekend

Last weekend was really busy, but good busy. First up Saturday morning I rang my sister and we headed off to the Farmers Market in Richmond. It runs every Saturday morning and the prices and quality are great. We scored these beauties - $8 for 6kg trays. Picked up 5 between us, unfortunately the car was a bit of a hike and my arms are still stiff from carrying them.

I got home about 10AM to pick up the girls and go buy a birthday present for a party Big Girl was due at at 10:45AM. Present in hand, thank-you smiggle, we hopped back in the car just as the heavens opened. It absolutely poured for about an hour ... resulting in mad dash into party, back to car and from car to house ... here's our very sturdy gutter dealing with the rain.
There was still a small matter of the 5 trays of peaches to deal with. After lunch my sis came back for some bottling and seed planting. Yes, we're also planting vege gardens so we got seeds together and did our first planting. I'm looking after the first batch of seedlings ... have to remember to water them otherwise I could face the wrath of the sister. Oh, and here's the first batch of bottles cooling down.
We also got sis to come back and babysit so Hubby and I could venture out. I've been wanting to go to Enoteca in North Carlton since it opened, which is now about 4 years ago I think, and so we made a last minute booking for 8PM. It wasn't a let down. I had a yummy glass of Italian white while we nibbled on a selection of olives - warm olives. Hubby and I shared the three tastes plate which had a prawn over bellini granita, sausage on lentile and mustard fruits and arancini with anchovies, fetta and I can't remember what else. Double yum. For main I had kingfish with a fennel, cherry tomato and this wierd fruit I can't remember the name of. Dessert was a chocolate semifredo with nougat in the middle served with a shot of coffee liquor and expresso to pour over. I'm glad we finally got to go, the meal was superb. We made it an early anniversary celebration which is next week.Earlier in the week Dad came over to put up some shelves in our kitchen. My pantry was limited in size and so I found I kept having to go to the supermarket because I had nowhere to store extra stuff. Sunday I did a big shop at the supermarket and cleaned out the pantry.

Hubby and BIL also put up two sets of shelves back to back in the passage between the entry and the dining room that we never use. I can access from the entry to store our bottles and from the dining room for the kids craft things and books.
All in all a very productive weekend.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Church Family Camp Part 2

This is the second part of our camp story, part 1 is here.

The kids enjoyed the challenge of the low ropes course:




On Sunday afternoon we went down to the beach. It wasn't swimming weather but the tide was out and that's always a lot of fun.

I got Hubby to take this photo to prove that I really was there at the weekend.

The last morning we made model airplanes with the kids. Unfortunately the only glue we had was superglue and of course I ended up with it all over my fingers and had to peel various plane bits and even the tube of glue that got stuck to my fingers as we made them. The planes survived a few crash landings ...
Now the best bit ... well for other mum's like me ... no thinking about meals ... all weekend we just rocked up at the dining room when the bell went ... ah, bliss. Of course just like school camp we had a duty roster, but that was OK, we chatted while we worked. Meals of course were a bit chaotic with all the kids ... this is about half the dining room.
and the food was really good. There was even morning and afternoon tea provided .. homecooked cakes, muffins and even scones.

I'm so glad we decided to go, it was good for all of us to form stronger relationships with some other families from church and a really positive experience for the kids. It was also good for them to be able to have some independence in such a safe environment. We shut the front gates and let them roam the campsite, knowing that there were plenty of adults around to keep an eye out.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Church Family Camp

I am now a citrizen of bizarro world ... if you could have told me when I was 19 that I'd be one of those people on church family camp I would have thought you were crazy ... anyway we went ... and we had a ball.

The venue was Camp Wilkin in Anglesea with a cast and crew of 150 people including 60 primary age kids and 30 preschoolers ... yep the adults were well and truly out numbered.

So you may be wondering what we did ...

... we visited the local pirate ship
The Boy did some excavating on site
Big Girl made a new friend
There was soccer - adults vs kids. Kids won 2-1.
BBQ ...
Big girl did the flying fox
and learnt to do part of a somersault ... psyching up
Over we go ...
Demonstrating the back landing
I did it!
Oh yeah, there were kangaroos
Little girl did some bouncing too ...
Scooters started up before breakfast each morning and pretty much kept going all day
Tune in tomorrow for the next installment.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wild weather and other inanities

This year has been the year for extreme weather round here. Firstly we had the hottest hot streak in Melbourne's history at the end of January, then Black Saturday in February. Monday we got a text from emergency services warning of high winds for Tuesday and there was a fair bit of concern about the fires that are still burning ... luckily they all stayed within containment lines. This photo was taken before the change came through, there was a fair bit of dust in the air. The good news - it rained and it smelt so good ... it's been a while. Up until then we'd had 3.6mm for the year ... yep you read that right.


I went to the supermarket today, came home with 24 rolls of toilet paper. I'm not sure how long that will last. Why is it that the amount of toilet paper used seems to be inversely proportional to bottom size? I'm trying to get the kids to use less without much success. This explains our blocked sewerage on the weekend, luckily we managed to get it to clear by repeated flushing ... we only had the plumber in January to unblock a very persistent blockage. About now I could share a photo of the sewerage that has overflowed into the yard but you might be eating so I'll give it a miss.

The Boy's class sung a song at Junior School Assembly yesterday for the first time. He did what he was supposed to so that was good and all the big kids gave them a huge cheer which was nice.

We went to the a family picnic at The Boy's school last Friday. The Boy was quite at home, talking to other parents and kids. There was a Thomas train to ride on that cost $2 a ride so we gave him some money and he had a few rides but then the money ran out and we said no more. He disappeared off for a while and it turns out he got his buddy who is in year 5 to pay for a ride. We had to give him the talk about not asking other people for things. Later when it was nearly time to leave I could see him chatting away to the seniour school girl who was organising the rides and holding her hand. Turns out he was trying to get her to let him on without paying "You could pretend I've paid"

I think we need to have a few more talks. Problem is, he's so cute, people let him get away with all sorts of stuff.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Our Vege Patch

My sister planted a vege patch at the end of last year and while we were down at the beach house together I idly mentioned in front of Hubby that I wouldn't mind doing a bit of vege planting myself. Well he was onto it like a shot and while he was up here by himself, working over summer he also came home and cleared out the vege patch which had been idle since before we moved in last Easter. So now I have no excuse ... I have the perfect patch with a dripper system.I planted out some herbs last weekend and I've ordered a whole heap of heritage vege seeds that my sister and I are going to share out. You can just refer to our place as the commune from now on.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Gentleman's Collection

I was really slack for February and didn't actually start my CT layouts for the month until the last week. It didn't help that before I could even download the kits from the shop I had to make room on my hard drive ... I ended up just doing a quick move to DVD's and delete for some old layouts but it really is only a short matter of time before I'll have to do a proper cleanup.

Anyway, my second kit this month was Gentleman's Collection by Graphics Illusions. I picked it because I knew I wanted to get some of the photos of My Big Girl and her obsession with all sorts of creatures scrapped and I figured the colours would be a good fit. It also has the magnifying glass which I put to good use. So even though the kit is probably geared more to mature men's layouts, it has worked fabulously with these photos.

I think I've blathered on enough now ... onto the kit. The papers are in browns, greens and greys and there is a wonderful selection of wordgrained frames. The magnifying glass is included and comes with intructions to use it for text effects. Also included are brass fittings, notepaper and twill tape. This is a good all round useful kit for masculine pages.

Here's the first page of the spread, including some of The Big Girls finds

and these are some of the lizards she's found while down at Pt Lonsdale. The blue tongue lizard was about 20cm long and pretty scary. She's holding one of the smaller skinks in the photos.