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I am a MATURE student in life and University. I am a mom to a 21 year old Daughter(How did that happen?) and university student. Mom to a busy 10-year-old boy. Wife of Jack-of-all trades for 29 years. Sister and friend to many. Sharon just lucky I guess.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde

Welcome to my new and improved Blog.


I decided it was time for a change!

I write this Blog for me, no one else, just me. It is a way to think outloud, and to share my experiences with the world. Maybe some will be interested and some will not, and who knows, I might figure something out myself. I will talk about whatever comes to my mind, and sometimes it is hard for me to do, but I will do it anyway.

I enjoy photography so you will see a lot of my work. I love to read and you will see quotes from my favorite authors. Generally follow my life as try to obtain my undergrad in Art History and English at Carleton University.

Please read, enjoy and comment, open disscussion is welcome.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

LONG Book Meme.

So I thought I would delve into Dani's Meme and change things around. I'll add books that I love and group ones that were ok but never read again together. AND BOOKS I dislike into another catagory. This took me way longer than I thought and I should be washing floors. Ah, the day is young.

Books I've LOVED..
The Time Travelers Wife
(Audrew Niffenegger) OK Strong like but I would read it again.
Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) Way Better than the CODE
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) Very Favorite.
Spadework (Timonty Findley)
Harry Potter and the Philospher Stone (Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)All of them. More than once.
Alias Grace (Maraget Atwood) LOVE IT!
The Scarlet Pimpernel Forget who the author was...Remind me
Roots (Alex Haley)
The Other Boylen Girl (Phillipa Greogry)
The Constant Princess (Phillipa Greogry)
The Fionvary Tapastry (Guy Gavriel Kay)
Tigana (Guy Gavriel Kay)
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) - Read them all but they got tiring by the end.
Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind) - this I'll read forever. Good thing My Memeroy is bad. ;)
Legacy (Susan Kay)
The Losers (Piers Anthony)
Elfstones (Terry Brooks)
Avalon (Stephen R. Lawhead)

Book that were ok but I'll never read again.
Digital Fortress (Dan Brown)
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
Solomon Gursky was here (Mordecai Richler)
Hiding From the Light (Barbara Erskine)
She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) I've read all of them.
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Shipping News (E. Annie Proulx)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) Long Long Books ...Just as Long as the Movies.
Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Dune (Frank Herbert) - Read them all. Have you seen the movie?
Shogun (James Clavell)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
The Birth of Venus (Sarah Dunant)

Books I absolutely DO NOT LIKE.
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
Charlotte's Web (E.B. White) Read it as a Kid and To Miranda and Probably to Nathan SIGH. ENOUGH
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella) The Main Character DROVE ME NUTS.
Life of Pi (Yann Martel) - Ok I'll put this here. It really made an Impression on me and it took me weeks to get it out of my head. BUT I remember saying I really didn't like this book at all after my Friend said It was WONDERFUL. I think that was too strong a word.

Tried I really tried.
Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley) - Will try it again...honest.
Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
The World According To Garp (John Irving)

The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)


Books I want to read but haven't yet.
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)

Great Expectations (Dickens)

The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) Both are here and I just haven't got to them yet.
Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) Sitting here waiting.
The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) Another one here and waiting.
Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
Emma (Jane Austen)


Required Reading In School
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Lord of the Flies (Golding) -DO NOT LIKE THIS ONE
To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) IN school In grade 11. Miranda JUST read it
1984 (Orwell) We read it in 1982....FREAKY!


Will NOT read and I know it.
Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) Thought this was a movie?
Les Miserables (Hugo) Thought this was a HUGE Play that I haven't seen either.
The Stand (Stephen King) It's here jack's read it twice but I have no Interest.
The Bible - Been going to Church for years I thinkI know what happens. But Don't test me on this.
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares) - Just doesn't grab me although Miranda has read them all.
Bridget Jones' Diary (Fielding)
Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)



Never Heard of It.
The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
Blindness (Jose Saramago)
A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)

So there you have it my list of books. Sort of changed and altered abit. And I will be re reading all the Harry Potter Like Dani getting ready for the Last BOOK! Say it ain't so! NO CLUE wHY IT LOOKS THE WAY IT DOES. I'm no HTMEL expert to figure it out. C'est la Vie.





1 comment:

DaniGirl said...

Sharon, don't you remember the Outsiders movie, circa 1985, with Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze and Tom Cruise and Emilio Estevez and my heart-throb, C Thomas Howell? Oh my god, I must have read that book and watched that movie 20 times, and bawled every single time!!

Thanks for playing along!