Thursday, June 1, 2006

101 things update

I can cross off my list:

43) Sleep without the air conditioning once during Delhi’s summer. A circuit shorted last Saturday night, leaving me sweating and miserable, but still semi-rested.

62)
Have my Dooney and Burke purse repaired (lining resewn and zipper replaced). S took it to the Chinese shoemaker's shop, where they seamlessly did the work for Rs 150. Talk about bang for the buck.

101) Publish this list on my blog.
Well...duh.

And, progress on the big ones:

32) Read all novels on the Modern Library’s list of “the 100 best novels” (http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html
I've now read (most recent bolded):
#2 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
#4 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
#6 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
#7 Catch-22 Joseph Heller
#15 To The Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
#21 Henderson the Rain King Saul Bellow
#28 Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald
#31 Animal Farm George Orwell
#41 Lord of the Flies William Golding
#48 The Rainbow D.H. Lawrence
#55 On the Road Jack Kerouac
#64 Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
#67 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
#75 Scoop Evelyn Waugh
#76 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
#78 Kim Rudyard Kipling
#90 Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
#94 Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
#96 Sophie's Choice William Styron

33)
Read all books on the Modern Library’s list of “the 100 best nonfiction books” (http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnonfiction.html)
I've now read (most recent bolded):
#4 A Room of One's Own Virginia Woolf
#21 The Elements of Style William Strunk and E.B. White (well, reread it, because it's just THAT good)
#58 Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
#86 This Boy's Life Tobias Wolff
#96 In Cold Blood Truman Capote

1 comment:

Marley said...

Hey, I didn't know you were doing the library list too!