I’ve spent a lot of time curled up with a good book (apparently!) but I am new to Memes.

What’s a meme? learn everything you want to know (or not) at http://thedailymeme.com/what-is-a-meme/ .

This Meme was found on http://wordsandwool.wordpress.com/ who got it from kim’s blog, http://kbshee.blogspot.com/, who got it from rosy’s blog, http://poetfamiliares.blogspot.com/
who confesses she pinched it from a random blog.
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.
Movies don’t count!!!!!

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)

3. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

4. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

5. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)

6. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)

7. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)

8. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)

9. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

10. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)

11. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)

12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)

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)

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)

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)

42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)

44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)

45. Bible private edit: not the whole thing, but a lot of it!

46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)

47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)

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)

59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)

63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)

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 Travelling 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)

74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)

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)

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)

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)

I was astonished to see how many I put into boldface, and how many I don’t have any interest in. I do read a lot, just finished The Return of The Native by Thomas Hardy. Hardy’s always a good read if you don’t mind tragedy. Wonderfully fleshed out characters, great descriptive narrative, engaging plots. It always ends badly for someone.

I read a lot of garbage that isn’t on this list, too. But I try to spend more time knitting and sewing.

Post number 1

My first blog, my first post. Who would want to read my stuff? Can’t imagine. The name is carpoolknitter because I grab my knitting minutes when I can, and I spend a lot of time waiting in the car for my offspring at their various activities, appointments, etc. It sounded catchier than lobbyknitter or waitingroomknitter. I have a chronic condition — obsession with collection and reconfiguration of various fiber media (I have to have yarn and fabric). I’m much more about process than product (sometimes I finish things, but it’s much more important to have my hands busy in luxurious, colorful, addictive yarns and fabrics).