And no new posts by anyone. Over here? Nope, nothing there either. How about here. Well, nothing of substance. It's become silent over the last few months. Seems like little of substantive quantity is being blogged posted or shared. Have we become too busy, too boring, or do the status updates and tweets vent off the built-up steam of blogging to the point where there is no need to blitzkrieg the posting wibdow with the amassed expectations you failed to achieve, dreams you have adopted, adventures you endured and emotions you need to share?
Or is this a symptom of a larger ailment? Have we begun to dissolve as a community? Growing farther and farther apart to the point where we don't have anything to say anymore? Have the woes and dramas fragmented us to the point where we are no longer comfortable sharing the great truths in our lives with the people on our lists? If so, why are they on our lists? Are we afraid of the confrontation and hurting of others so much that we silence ourselves?
Or have we simply become quiet people. Living quiet lives and simply have nothing to say? Or rather do we feel we have nothing to offer? Perhaps our routine will fascinate. Perhaps our pains are less and we as a blogging community simply aren't good at sharing our happiness. We are too busy living in it.
I hope for that. I hope your lives are wonderful and that's why I don't her from you. As always, I know people pass from my life when they no longer need me. But, sometimes it would be nice to hear an update.
- Current Mood: curious
Please let her and the baby be okay.
Algebra 2 A
English 1 B+
Integrated Science 2 B+
Modern World History B+
Video Game Design A+
Michael's Grades -
BASE Leadership B
Elective Media ROP: TV Media A
English 3 B-
Integrated Science 3 -
Sound Design A
Patrick's grades are always pretty good, but the last year they fell to C averages at his mother's. So we are really proud of him for this effort. he will get A's at the quarter he says. But, Michael...
For the last 5 years Michael has been on academic probation and has had to do summer school every year. D's and F's all down the column every quarter. It was heart-breaking. Because we knew he could do it. he just didn't care enough to try. Elliotte and I have worried that he was too far gone to bring back from his dark place.
I cried when I saw his grades. I really did. Right there in the middle of the classroom surrounded by his peers and teacher's I wrapped him in a big berar hug, and tears ran down my cheek. He was so embarassed, but he was crying too.
I AM SO PROUD OF MY BOYS!!!
- Current Mood: happy
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
3.5) Strikethrough those that you tried to read, but couldn't finish out of boredom or frustration. (some (most) of my strikes are also "Started, but didn't finish because i was reading a copy i didn't own, and had to give it back/never bought my own copy to finish)
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 Faulks
18 Catcher in the
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
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
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 - AA 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 – I cry at the ending every time.
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov. Again, just started.
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (Oh, so couldn’t get into this one).
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 Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
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 - EB 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 Rhode Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Not bad. I have read 81 of these books. I will look into the others. Maybe the next time it comes around I can mark them all off.