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24th-Oct-2011 07:34 pm(no subject)
"Driving my cousin home one
Friday night we passed a group of boys walking
into town. One of them drew our attention as he
was dancing like a tit, with his pals laughing.
Unbeknownst to him, as he was doing this, his
wallet fell out his back pocket. My cousin
suggested we turn around and see what was in it.
By the time we got there, the boys were nowhere
to be seen and the area was deserted. After some
searching we found the wallet which contained
just 20 pounds, cards and a ticket to a gig that
night. We decided to find the boys and give it
back, laughing at how surprised he would be to
be approached and handed his own wallet. But
then a much funnier idea came to us. First we
drove around until we spotted them. Then,
knowing they were heading in to town through a
quiet industrial area, we drove about a quarter
of a mile ahead. We then placed the wallet on
the pavement right in their path and hid to
watch them approach, say 'Hey! That's someone's
wallet over there,' walk up to it, pick it up
excitedly, open it looking for riches and
inexplicably discover it was theirs. The
absolute confusion and surprise was hilarious to
watch. I like to think they still talk about how
one of their wallets somehow jumped ahead of
them." (craigix)
27th-Jun-2011 09:00 pm - CHOOSE!
Which will you poke?

76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome F*&k yeah!
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White Gnnnarrr! :83
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery I wish I was hardcore enough to read it in the original French. lol
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams Bunnies and murder.. what more could you want in a book?
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
(26 is MIA!?)
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll Drugs are bad mkay.
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis (I might have read this as a child but can't remember for sure)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown HELL NO!
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery *waves at Nett*
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding OMG YES!
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert I saw the movie with Sting in it... does that count?
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon READ THIS IT IS GOOOOOOD!
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck "george"
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Bold the ones you’ve read! Italicize the ones you’ve partially read!

01 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
02 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
03 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
04 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
05 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
06 The Bible
07 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
08 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
09 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens Luvs me some Dickens!
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams AND everything he ever wrote AFAIK
30th-Oct-2010 06:50 am - Art.
(Viewer advisory: Plushy horror and gore)
30th-Oct-2010 06:44 am - Art.
30th-Sep-2010 10:58 pm - Umm...

...Yes well.
25th-Sep-2010 04:37 pm - Sorry.
It escaped my head...
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