27 April 2012

bookie wooks

I need to whip my reading into shape. Badly. In the past month, I've hardly gotten through two books, and they were not chosen of my own accord. It is time to make a list again --and actually complete it this time. So, these are the books I have been wanting/needing to read for at least a year now. It will take me some time, but I need to get through them!

The Bible (New American Standard)
A Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne
Notes from Underground - Dostoyevsky
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way - Bill Bryson
Twelfth Night - Shakespeare
The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
A Room with a View - E. M. Forster
The Collapse of Evolution - Scott M. Huse
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Word Histories and Mysteries - editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Winnie the Pooh - A. A. Milne
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Hannah Green
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
Franny and Zooey - J. D. Salinger
As You Like It - Shakespeare
On Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
I Am The Messenger - Markus Zusak
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Case for a Creator - Lee Strobel
Ulysses - James Joyce
At the Mountains of Madness - H. P. Lovecraft
Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzche
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice
Bleak House - Charled Dickens
The Food of the Gods - H. G. Wells
Schindler's List - Thomas Keneally
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
Orthodoxy - D. K. Chesterton
The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
Mutiny on the Bounty - Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall
From Hell - Alan Moore
Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
The Snows of Kilimanjaro - Ernest Hemingway
 Watership Down - Richard Adams
Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis
Dune - Frank Herbert
Therese Raquin -  Emile Zola
The Innocent - Ian McEwan
Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
The Reason for God - Timothy Keller
Shake Hands with the Devil - Romeo A. Dellaire
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
The First Men on the Moon - H. G. Wells

24 April 2012

a summer list

This summer has got to be as excellent as possible. I have had no freedom to do anything I want for the past several months, so I simply must make up for it in the summertime. I need to:

- go to the Art Walk on Whyte Ave
- go see The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man on the big screen
- take Lana to Shakespeare in the Park
- plan and put together a summer dress
- play Portal (on the cold days, obviously)

- have sushi with multiple people
- go see The Bourne Legacy on the big screen
- visit the zoo with friends
- bake a loaf of bread from scratch (using this book)
- hold an uproarious movie marathon
- plan and put together a satchel, pillow cases, and curtains
- visit Fort Edmonton

19 April 2012

completion !

I am done! After two seasons of Doctor Who, the whole discography of Eurythmics and The Cure, and half a box of vanilla rooibos tea, I have finally finished my little square in Saint Albert's "Cultivate Life" Mural Mosaic. I am so glad to have scored a panel of in this project, but equally so to have completed it at last. But now it is time to move on to sewing again --an art which comes far more naturally to me.

16 April 2012


this is where I have ended up
still some work to be done
but the smell of paint
and rooibos tea
is lovely.