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  • 12th April
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For the love of Literature <3

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: Copy the list and bold the books you’ve read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt.

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 The Bible 

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles 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 

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

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 (#33)

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 - A.A. Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

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

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy 

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

52 Dune - Frank Herbert 

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 Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

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

76 The Inferno - Dante

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

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 - E.B. White

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 

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

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

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She didn’t understand that. “How can anyone be afraid of love?”
“How can they not?” His face was completely aghast. “When you love someone… truly love them, friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt—you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling—like having your heart carved out. It leaves you naked and exposed, wondering what you did to make them want to hurt you so badly when all you did was love them. What is so wrong with you that no one can keep faith with you? That no one can love you? To have it happen once is bad enough… but to have it repeated? Who in their right mind would not be terrified of that
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Devil May Cry (via quotes-shape-us)
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    2013
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Thank you so much, Robs!!! I appreciate this a whole lot. &lt;3 :) Very well said. :Drobbiefelipe:

To one of the few people in this whole universe who knows me well enough to call me out on every stupid thing I do. You bring an equal amount of annoyance and joy into my life.
For every road trip, every trip home, and every “date” we’ve had, thank you. I’m grateful that we’re two people who get along amazingly well in spite of every argument we’ve gotten into and in spite of all the times we’ve almost tried to kill each other.
But I think I’m most grateful that God speaks to me through you. Thank you for letting me be your lightning rod, and you being mine. 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAHALYA.

Thank you so much, Robs!!! I appreciate this a whole lot. <3 :) Very well said. :D

robbiefelipe
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To one of the few people in this whole universe who knows me well enough to call me out on every stupid thing I do. You bring an equal amount of annoyance and joy into my life.

For every road trip, every trip home, and every “date” we’ve had, thank you. I’m grateful that we’re two people who get along amazingly well in spite of every argument we’ve gotten into and in spite of all the times we’ve almost tried to kill each other.

But I think I’m most grateful that God speaks to me through you. Thank you for letting me be your lightning rod, and you being mine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAHALYA.

  • 19th November
    2012
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A Comment That Made Me Want to Cry

So I’ve been reading about the Isherwood-Bosi debacle and one of the people who commented on Isherwood’s blog said:

Just when did these cooks become important? The whole Michelin star/foodie/”celeb” thing is incestuous. As the man in the Guardian said, it’s just COOKING…for pity’s sake, not brain surgery or particle physics. Cooking. Heating up food to make it more palatable, in essence. Nowadays it seems that there is a tightly knit industry built up around more and more outlandish nonsense, foams, sous vide, etc….and it thrives on it’s own opinion of itself.

Why? Just… why? So mean! He basically criticized a whole industry and said, “Hey! What you’re doing is SOOOO simple! It’s nothing to be proud of.” -___- Of course chefs around the world pride themselves on their culinary expertise! It’s their life. Of course they’re affronted if some two-faced guy comes into their restaurant, chats them up, compliments them on their food, then goes behind their back and writes out a horrible review on a public forum. It’s the fact that the guy stabbed him in the back that made him angry, not that the guy made a bad review of his establishment. Horrible, really.

It’s true that Bosi basically damaged his reputation by posting statuses and tweets reflecting his rage regarding the blog, but the point is that people don’t seem to recognize that they’re both at fault and are just looking at Bosi like he’s the only bad guy.

Well, that’s what I think anyway. mmhmm