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So I've been off for a while. Life has been busy. I got bogged down with trying to find direction and staying focused on leaving the states, writing, trying to get an application for grad school complete (still a work in progress), my friend Justice kept trying to get me to work with her on this film – Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts (she finally wore me down with the idea that it would be 3 days worth of work – I'm now on week 3), a trip to Florida to visit the folks and the death of my uncle – it's been crazy but all in a good way (well not the death of course).

Since I'm still working on the film I'll wait until I have more time to sit and write about life but in the mean time my buddy Smith sent me this and figured in the few minutes of down time I have in the office here's that list of books that BBC says most people would have only read 6 of which is strange because almost everyone I know has read 20 or more. 
Here it is:

I've read  28 of them.

1. (X) Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. (X) Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
3. () Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
4. ( ) Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5. (X) To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6. ( ) The Bible
7. (X) Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8. ( ) Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9. ( ) His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10. (X) Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11. (X) 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 Faulk
18. (X) Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19. () The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20. ( ) Middlemarch – George Eliot
21. (X) Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22. (X) 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. (X) Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30. ( ) The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31. (X) Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32. ( ) David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33. ( ) Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34. (X) 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. (X) Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40. (X) Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41. (X) Animal Farm – George Orwell
42. (X) The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43. (X) 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. (X) Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50. () Atonement – Ian McEwan
51. (X) Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52. ( ) Dune – Frank Herbert
53. ( ) Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54. (X) 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. (X) Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. ( ) Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62. ( ) Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63. ( ) The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64. (X) The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65. (X) Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66. ( ) On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67. ( ) Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68. (X) Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69. ( ) Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70. (X) 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 – Slyvia Plath
77. ( ) Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78. ( ) Germinal – Emile Zola
79. ( ) Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80. ( ) Possession – AS Byatt
81. (X) 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. (X) Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86. ( ) A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87. (X) Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88. (X) 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. (X) The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint
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 – Roald Dahl
100. ( ) Les Miserables – Victor Hugo 

 Though I swear I've done this list before and the list keeps changing. 

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