M-E-M-E

I visited Risa’s blog last night and was immediately memmed, here goes:

Bold the books you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, leave the ones blank that you have no interest in. Consider all of you tagged!

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6.
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18.
The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye(J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25 .
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30.
Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33.
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42.
The Kite Runner(Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible

46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49.
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53.
Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61.
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63.
War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68.
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70.
The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73.
Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80.
Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84.
Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87.
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)

90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91.The Skin of the Lion (Ondaatje)
92.
Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95.
The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford

99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Only a few more days until …

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SOS2008 Countdown!

It’s official – my sock knitting is on hold for a whopping 4 days until SOS2008 begins. I just swatched a little for my upcoming Nutkins Socks and decided that yes, size 1 DPNs are going to be the chosen tool of choice.

Here is my final sock installment for the Sock-A-Month5 Knitalong. They’re Cookie A.’s Monkeys knit from the Shelridge Farms Soft Touch Ultra I purchased way back at Rhinebeck in ’06. I love the watery blue feeling this colorway evokes knitted up.

I am devoting all of my sock knitting energy to SOS2008 and have bid a temporary farewell to the Sock-A-Month gang. Woo-hoo – AROOOOO it’s getting closer and closer…just waiting for the ball sock to drop on June 21st!

Here’s my Monkeys – blue and bursting with color:

Hey It’s Biopsy Day!

OK, I’m still a little loopy as I took some anxiety meds before venturing with DH to the St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center this afternoon. Had my sterotactic biopsy done and there were some slight ouchy moments but all went well. All you have to do is speak up, like I did when I said “S*it I wasn’t expecting that!” and in went another dose of local anesthetic. Then it was just minor pinches and pokes and I was all done. Hell, if I had my knitting needles with me I could have poked the doctor (just joking, she was really nice). She even said from her initial observation it looks like a 95% probablility of my calcification being benign. They marked the biopsy site internally with a small clip which will be there permanently for future mammographic reference.

Phew…I’ll get the official results in 3 – 5 days and on Thursday I will find out if my Ariel is going to have beaglets next week. Keep your fingers crossed!