~Back among the living~

Hi everyone, I am still alive. I have been totally flattened by what I can only assume is the flu. High fever, body aches, chills, sweats and a headache that made me wish I were no longer among the living! I managed to drag myself to work on Wednesday because of things that HAD to get done and that did me in for the rest of the week. I can’t remember when I missed almost a full week of work and a weekend too! My head hurt so much that no knitting was even considered, although I picked up the needles today and knit the thumbs on the peekaboo mittens I finished a week ago and worked a bit on my log cabin blanket. I haven’t made it to any of the girl’s games and thankfully Matt got a ride home from school because a trip to Vermont and back was out of the question! It is MORE than nice to have him home though – the girls are so happy and Lyss is heading off to the Bahamas on Tuesday with her Godmother and family. More later.
I came across this meme at Karen’s site (thanks Karen!) and thought I’d post it for lack of pictures and knitting content. Please forgive my lack of comments on your blogs, I haven’t been able to focus on a computer screen all week – lots of catching up to do!

Book Meme
Look at the list of books below:
* Bold the ones you’ve read,
* Italicize the ones you want to read
* Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.

1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown) Great book! Impossible to put down! I read it in a day at the beach last year.
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
I have a first edition copy of this one.

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)
This whole series is phenomenal and I’ve read them all many many times!
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 Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King) I was a huge Stephen King fan when I was younger and have read most of his books.
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)
I just love Nicholas Sparks books – Lyss and I have read them all!
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) I read this entire series years ago.
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
Love it!
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) Loved it!
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy) Tough read 🙂
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 Traveling 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)
This whole series was wonderful – in my opinion anyway!
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) I had an awful time getting through this book, but loved the movie.
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)
Great series.
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. In The Skin Of A 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) Another fantastic series of books. I haven’t read the last one that was written by someone else yet, although I do have it here waiting.
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)


6 responses to “~Back among the living~

  1. Sorry to hear about the awful flu. I got hit with a much, much milder case on Thursday that only had me knocked out for one day. But my goodness, that headache was horrid, wasn’t it? It woke me up in the night, and was in my dreams and everything. No knitting that day for me either.Had fun reading your book list! You have a first edition copy of Gone With The Wind?? How cool!

  2. Glad to hear you’re feeling better! That can really wipe you out. Poor thing! You know you’re sick when you don’t touch your knitting. Hugs!kimberlywww.thegivingflower.de

  3. Oh.. I hate the flu! I’m such a baby when it comes to that stuff. Glad to hear you’re feeling better and back to doing a bit of knitting.I can’t do the book meme. I would embarass myself by my lack of reading. I’ve only read about 1/2 of what you’ve read.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that you were so sick!Please tell me that a headache directly above your eyebrows, straight across your forehead, wasn’t the first symptom…as I developed such a headache yesterday and it’s still with me today…Glad you’re on the mend now!And really? You haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books or The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy????

  5. Get Better!! The reading list makes me realize how pathetic my book reading habits have been over the last several years. I need to make it a daily habit and get back to the books.

  6. Poor you, doesn’t anybody in the US get the flu shot??? What’s up with that…I’ve been getting that shot for 5 years straight now and haven’t had the flu since. Well worth it, I recommend it highly. I’m glad your better though, don’t mean to preach, I just remember how awful it can be…ciao

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