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After last weekend I feel the need to do something good. What to do this weekend? Marcus is coming to visit, but there's not a lot on that I want to do. I don't fancy paying £15 for a ticket to The Festival of the Sea (unless Marcus desperately wants a pirate hat), but I might fancy a visit to the Mind Body and Wallet fair on Saturday, where we can laugh at the New Agers and get a cheap massage.

I'm thinking of having a small select soiree round mind on Saturday night, though - is anyone else interested in coming? Or are you all going to the Mish?

Plus The BBC 100 books meme
Ones I've read in bold...

the alchemist, paulo coelho
alice's adventures in wonderland, lewis carroll
animal farm, george orwell

anna karenina, leo tolstoy
anne of green gables, lm montgomery
artemis fowl, eoin colfer

the bfg, roald dahl
birdsong, sebastian faulks
black beauty, anna sewell
bleak house, charles dickens
brave new world, aldous huxley
brideshead revisited, evelyn waugh
bridget jones's diary, helen fielding
captain corelli's mandolin, louis de bernieres
catch 22, joseph heller
the catcher in the rye, jd salinger
charlie and the chocolate factory, roald dahl
a christmas carol, charles dickens

the clan of the cave bear, jean m auel
cold comfort farm, stella gibbons
the colour of magic, terry pratchett

the count of monte cristo, alexandre dumas
crime and punishment, fyodor dostoyevsky
david copperfield, charles dickens
double act, jacqueline wilson
dune, frank herbert
emma, jane austen
far from the madding crowd, thomas hardy
girls in love, jacqueline wilson
the god of small things, arundhati roy
the godfather, mario puzo
gone with the wind, margaret mitchell
good omens, terry pratchett and neil gaiman

goodnight mister tom, michelle magorian
gormenghast, mervyn peake
the grapes of wrath, john steinbeck
great expectations, charles dickens
the great gatsby, f scott fitzgerald
guards! guards!, terry pratchett
harry potter and the chamber of secrets, jk rowling
harry potter and the goblet of fire, jk rowling
harry potter and the philosopher's stone, jk rowling
harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban, jk rowling
his dark materials trilogy, philip pullman
the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, douglas adams
the hobbit, jrr tolkien

holes, louis sachar - keep meaning to buy this when I'm in the children's section
i capture the castle, dodie smith
jane eyre, charlotte bronte
kane and abel, jeffrey archer - WHY?
katherine, anya seton
the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, cs lewis
little women, louisa may alcott
lord of the flies, william golding
the lord of the rings, jrr tolkien

love in the time of cholera, gabriel garcia marquez
the magic faraway tree, enid blyton - why are there so many kids books on this list?
magician, raymond e feist
the magus, john fowles
matilda, roald dahl
memoirs of a geisha, arthur golden
middlemarch, george eliot
midnight's children, salman rushdie
mort, terry pratchett
night watch, terry pratchett

noughts and crosses, malorie blackman
of mice and men, john steinbeck
on the road, jack kerouac

one hundred years of solitude, gabriel garcia marquez
perfume, patrick suskind
persuasion, jane austen
the pillars of the earth, ken follett
a prayer for owen meany, john irving
pride and prejudice, jane austen
the princess diaries, meg cabot
the ragged trousered philanthropists, robert tressell
rebecca, daphne du maurier
the secret garden, frances hodgson burnett

the secret history, donna tartt
the shell seekers, rosamunde pilcher
the stand, stephen king
the story of tracy beaker, jacqueline wilson
a suitable boy, vikram seth
swallows and amazons, arthur ransome
a tale of two cities, charles dickens
tess of the d'urbervilles, thomas hardy - depressing and long
the thorn birds, colleen mccollough
to kill a mockingbird, harper lee
a town like alice, nevil shute - read it as a child and remember nothing about it whatsoever
treasure island, robert louis stevenson
the twits, roald dahl
ulysses, james joyce - I tried, I really did
vicky angel, jacqueline wilson
war and peace, leo tolstoy - I've never had the time or the inclination
watership down, richard adams
the wind in the willows, kenneth grahame
winnie-the-pooh, aa milne
the woman in white, wilkie collins
wuthering heights, emily bronte

Comments

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heteronormative
20th May, 2003 02:07 (UTC)
I guess there's such a prevalence of kids books on the list because grown-ups no longer read unless it's a magazine.

Or a livejournal.

It's raining. Still.
adjectivemarcus
20th May, 2003 03:14 (UTC)
I don't want a pirate hat, but the New Age festival sounds like a giggle. (c:
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