Wednesday, January 24, 2007

TT #6 - 13 books i have only read once

here's my sixth ever Thursday Thirteen

a few weeks ago, i did 13 books i've read more than once, so i thought i'd do this one as a follow-up, so here it is:

13 books i have only read once

1. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke
i loved this...

2. The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time by Jonathan Weiner
I loved this, too.

3. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
ugh, i hated this...i think it was written by a computer program, like those v.c. andrews novels

4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
i was 11 and trying to impress...it was torture to slog through...maybe i should give this one another try

5. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
this just didn't speak to me that much...i read it so that i could read #6

6. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
even though i didn't love mrs. dalloway as i was reading it, i felt fiercely protective of it when reading the hours...for some reason, i felt like michael cunningham was an interloper...probably just my radical feminist background rearing up against a man retelling a woman's book

7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J.K. Rowling
i've read all the others more than once...this one is just so grim

8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
i found it a bit cloying

9. Silas Marner by George Eliot
i adored this

10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
i only read this once [loooved it], but i revisited it in Jasper FForde's The Eyre Affair

11. Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) by Christopher Paolini
i hated this and can't understand why the rest of you like it. i thought it was insipid.

12. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
but i plan to read it again cause i loved it...and am heart broken that the movie didn't pan out

13. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
i read this in high school, and didn't care much one way or another, but i'm putting it here for my husband's sake, who hates it with a burning passion

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

birdie pendant necklace

brand new pendant on etsy...this one is so charming.