Sunday, September 17, 2006


9:00 p.m. / 21:00

Evidently this is the beginning of National Singles Week, or National Unmarried or Single Americans Week. I'm not entirely certain I care (even though I am single and probably should care), but it's kind of interesting.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


1:50p.m. / 13:50

I'm not going to name any names or screen names, but when I wrote the novel inventory post, someone asked for a list of what books I have. Well, here it is. This is a complete list of every novel I own. As of posting time, it is quite accurate, but it is of course subject to change at any time in the future. It is quite long. I wasted a lot of time doing this.

Some things to remember while looking the list over:
1. This is a list of novels. It does not include any non-fiction, old textbooks, reference-type books, comics, novelty books etc. that I own.
2. Many of these books and authors have not appeared on here before, but I am not going to highlight all of them now. They will be highlighted the next time they make an appearance.
3. The 53% of the novels I have read are marked by a ~.
4. I read library books too. A lot of the books I've written about before will not be on this list.

And now, without further ramblings, I present to you the BIG NOVEL LIST:

Adams, Douglas
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide (the entire hitchhiker series in one book)
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency~
The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

Adams, Richard
Watership Down~

Ahern, Cecelia
P.S. I Love You

Alcott, Louisa May
Little Women~

Asimov, Isaac
I, Robot

Austen, Jane
Mansfield Park
Pride and Prejudice~
Sense and Sensibility

Bach, Richard
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Bagnold, Enid
National Velvet~

Banks, Lynne Reid
The Indian in the Cupboard~

Barry, Dave
Big Trouble~
Tricky Business~

Baum, Frank L.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz~

Binchy, Maeve
Circle of Friends~
The Copper Beach
Evening Class
Nights of Rain and Stars~
The Return Journey
Scarlet Feather~
Tara Road~

Block, Valerie
Was It Something I Said?

Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451~
The Illustrated Man~
The Martian Chronicles

Bronte, Anne
Agnes Grey

Bronte, Charlotte
Jane Eyre~

Bronte, Emily
Wuthering Heights

Brown, Dan
Angels & Demons
The Da Vinci Code~

Burgess, Anthony
A Clockwork Orange

Burnett, Frances Hodgson
The Secret Garden~

Cather, Willa
My Antonia~

Cavanna, Betty
Accent on April~
The Scarlet Sail~

Chandler, David
The Glass Totem

Chopin, Kate
The Awakening~

Christie, Agatha
And Then There Were None
Endless Night
Evil Under the Sun
Peril At End House~
Pocket Full of Rye

Cleary, Beverly
Ramona and Her Father~
Ramona and Her Mother~
Ramona Quimby, Age 8~
Ramona's World~

Clements, Andrew
Lunch Money~

Cosper, Darcy
Wedding Season

Crusie, Jennifer
Bet Me~
Faking It~
Fast Women~
Welcome to Temptation~

Cushman, Karen
Catherine, Called Birdy~
The Midwife's Apprentice~

Dahl, Roald
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory~
The Witches~

Daswani, Kavita
For Matrimonial Purposes~
Salaam, Paris
The Village Bride of Beverly Hills~

Dickens, Charles
Great Expectations~

DiCamillo, Kate
Because of Winn-Dixie~

Douglas, Laura W.
Make-Believe Daughter~

Douglas, Lloyd C.
The Robe

Estes, Eleanor
The Moffats~

Evanovich, Janet
One For the Money~
Two For the Dough~
Three to Get Deadly~
Four to Score~
High Five~
Hot Six~
Seven Up~
Visions of Sugar Plums~
Hard Eight~
To the Nines~
Ten Big Ones~
Eleven On Top~

Farrington, Tim
The Monk Downstairs

Ferris, Jean
Once Upon a Marigold

Fforde, Jasper
The Eyre Affair
The Well of Lost Plots

Fielding, Helen
Bridget Jones' Diary~
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Fitch, Janet
White Oleander~

Forster, E. M.
The Longest Journey

Funke, Cornelia

Gaarder, Jostein
Sophie's World

Gaimen, Neil
American Gods
Good Omens
(also under Pratchett, Terry)

Glass, Julia
Three Junes

Goldberg, Myla
Bee Season

Gore, Kristin
Sammy's Hill~

Grafton, Sue
'A' is For Alibi

Grisham, John
The Chamber
The King of Torts
The Rainmaker~
The Testament~
A Time to Kill

Guest, Judith
Ordinary People

Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Scarlet Letter

Hebson, Ann
The Lattimer Legend

Heinlein, Robert A.
The Green Hills of Earth
Starship Troopers

Henry, O.
Selected Stories of O. Henry

Hiaasen, Carl
Sick Puppy

Hornby, Nick
About a Boy~
High Fidelity~
A Long Way Down~

Hurston, Zora Neale
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hyde, Catherine Ryan
Pay It Forward~

Keene, Carolyn
The Bungalow Mystery~
Nancy's Mysterious Letter~
The Spider Sapphire Mystery~

Kesey, Ken
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Keyes, Daniel
Flowers for Algernon

Keyes, Marian
Sushi for Beginners

Kimmel, Haven
The Solace of Leaving Early~
Something Rising (Light and Swift)

Kipling, Rudyard
The Jungle Book

Knowles, John
A Separate Peace~

Kunkel, Benjamin

Lee, Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird~

Lehane, Dennis
Darkness, Take My Hand~

L' Engle, Madeleine
A Wrinkle in Time~

Leonard, Elmore
Maximum Bob

Letts, Billie
Where the Heart Is~

Levin, Ira
The Stepford Wives

Levine, Gail Carson
Ella Enchanted~

Lewis, Sinclair

Lofting, Hugh
The Story of Dr. Dolittle~

Lowry, Lois
The Giver~
Number the Stars~

Lynch, Sarah-Kate
Blessed Are the Cheesemakers~

Malladi, Amulya
The Mango Season

Martel, Yann
The Life of Pi

Martin, Steve
The Pleasure of My Company

Maxted, Anna
Behaving Like Adults
Being Committed
Getting Over It~
Running in Heels~

McCafferty, Megan
Sloppy Firsts

McCullers, Carson
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter~

Montgomery, L. M.
Anne of Green Gables~
Anne of Avonlea~
Jane of Lantern Hill~
Magic for Marigold

Moore, Christopher
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood

Practical Demonkeeping

Niven, Larry

O'Brien, Robert C.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Orwell, George

Paolini, Christopher

Park, Linda Sue
A Single Shard~

Paton, Alan
Cry the Beloved Country

Paterson, Katherine
Bridge to Terabithia

Pilcher, Rosamunde
Coming Home
The Shell Seekers~
Sleeping Tiger~

Plath, Sylvia
The Bell Jar

Porter, Gene Stratton
A Girl of the Limberlost~

Potok, Chaim
The Chosen

Pratchett, Terry
Equal Rites~
Good Omens
(also listed under Gaiman, Neil)
Guards! Guards!
Reaper Man
Small Gods~
Wyrd Sisters

Quinn, Daniel
The Story of B

Rhys, Jean
Wide Sargasso Sea

Robards, Karen
The Senator's Wife

Robbins, Tom
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas~

Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone~
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets~
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban~
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire~
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix~
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince~

Russo, Richard
Empire Falls

Ryan, Pam Munoz
Esperanza Rising~

Sachar, Louis

Sagan, Carl

Sanders, Annie
Goodbye, Jimmy Choo

Salinger, J.D.
Catcher In the Rye

Sebold, Alice
The Lovely Bones~

Segal, Erich
Love Story

Sheldon, Sidney
Windmills of the Gods~

Sinclair, Upton
The Jungle~

Sittenfeld, Curtis

Smiley, Jane

Smith, Betty
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn~

Smith, Dodie
I Capture the Castle~

Snicket, Lemony
The Bad Beginning

Spinelli, Jerry
Maniac Magee~

Suri, Manil
The Death of Vishnu

Swift, Jonathan
Gulliver's Travels

Tan, Amy
The Bonesetter's Daughter~
The Hundred Secret Senses~
The Joy Luck Club~
The Kitchen God's Wife~

Tan, Hwee Hwee
Foreign Bodies

Thackeray, William Makepeace
Vanity Fair

Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Hobbit~
The Fellowship of the Ring

Tolstoy, Leo
The Death of Ivan Ilyich~

Trigiani, Adriana

Tyler, Anne
The Accidental Tourist~
Back When We Were Grownups
A Patchwork Planet
Saint Maybe

Vonnegut, Kurt
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Mother Night
Player Piano
The Sirens of Titan
Welcome to the Monkey House

Weiner, Jennifer
Good In Bed~
Little Earthquakes~

Wharton, Edith
The House of Mirth

White, E.B.
Charlotte's Web~
Stuart Little~

West, Morris L.
The Devil's Advocate


Tuesday, September 05, 2006


12:12 a.m. / 00:12

I thought I ought to share this.


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