Susan and her Books

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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
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The Pox Party Alice in Sunderland The Devil and Miss Prym Cider With Rosie Cosmopolis How Not to Grow Up!: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort of.

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The Book Thief
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Animal Farm
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Catch-22
Jane Eyre
The Handmaid's Tale
The Bell Jar
A Clockwork Orange
Rebecca
The Complete Tales and Poems
The Catcher in the Rye
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Great Gatsby
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Mrs. Dalloway
The Eyre Affair
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


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Dymocks’ 101 Must Read Books for 2014
  1. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  2. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  4. The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
  5. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
  7. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  8. The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons
  9. The Hunger Games Series - Suzanne Collins
  10. Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
  11. Cross Stitch - Diana Gabaldon
  12. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  13. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  14. The Divergent Series - Veronica Roth
  15. Magician - Raymond E. Feist
  16. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  17. Pillars Of The Earth - Ken Follett
  18. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  19. Anne Of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
  20. Obernewtyn - Isobelle Carmody
  21. Burial Rites - Hannah Kent
  22. The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
  23. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
  24. A Fortunate Life - A.B. Facey
  25. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  26. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  27. The Infernal Devices Series - Cassandra Clare 
  28. The Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
  29. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  30. The Name Of The Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
  31. Angelfall - Susan Ee
  32. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series - George R.R. Martin
  33. Paper Towns - John Green
  34. People Of The Book - Geraldine Brooks
  35. Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
  36. The Bible
  37. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
  38. The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  39. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
  40. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  41. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
  42. Daughter Of Smoke And Bone - Laini Taylor
  43. Fifty Shades Of Grey - E.L. James
  44. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  45. Knife Of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
  46. Middlemarch - George Eliot
  47. The Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare
  48. Peter Pan - James M. Barrie
  49. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  50. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  51. The Host - Stephenie Meyer
  52. The Messenger - Markus Zusak
  53. The Passage - Justin Cronin
  54. The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
  55. We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  56. Iq84 - Haruki Murakami
  57. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  58. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
  59. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
  60. Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
  61. Looking For Alaska - John Green
  62. Graceling - Kristin Cashore
  63. Ender’s Game - Scott Orson Card
  64. Ice Station - Matthew Reilly
  65. Shantaram - David Gregory Roberts
  66. Wool - Hugh Howey
  67. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  68. Tully - Paullina Simons
  69. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
  70. Tomorrow, When The War Began - John Marsden
  71. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
  72. The Goldfinch - Donna Tart
  73. The Narrow Road To The Deep North - Richard Flanagan
  74. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
  75. All That I Am - Anna Funder
  76. Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey
  77. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
  78. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  79. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Forde
  80. The Casual Vacancy - J .K. Rowling
  81. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
  82. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
  83. Cuckoo’s Calling - Robert Galbraith
  84. Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  85. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  86. Mao’s Last Dancer - Li Cunxin
  87. My Sister’s Keeper - Jodi Picoult
  88. One Day - David Nicholls
  89. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
  90. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  91. Rivers Of London - Ben Aaronovitch
  92. Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night - Mark Haddon
  93. The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
  94. Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
  95. Kafka On The Shore - Haruki Murakami
  96. Memoirs Of A Geisha - Arthur Golden
  97. The Road - Cormac Mccarthy
  98. The Power Of One - Bryce Courtenay
  99. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane - Neil Gaiman
  100. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  101. Signature Of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert

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Name: DobbyBirthdate: June 27Sun Sign: Cancer

Weird (but cool) to find out you’ve got the same birthday as Dobby, the house elf.

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Name: Dobby
Birthdate: June 27
Sun Sign: Cancer

Weird (but cool) to find out you’ve got the same birthday as Dobby, the house elf.

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Career illusionist Teller (of Penn & Teller) is cooking up a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” using freaking MAGIC!

Read the heck out of this story.

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daleyprophet:

sometimes i’m reading a book and i think the characters are in room but then i read the next paragraph and they are sitting in a tree in alabama and i need to change the whole scenario in my head 

whAT DO YOU MEAN HE WALKS TO THE WINDOW THERE IS NO WINDOW THERE

or when they were talking in public and you missed the one line about them walking inside and suddenly pants are coming off and you’re like WOAH THIS TOWN IS PROGRESSIVE

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mck-scribe:

Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I’ll draw a sketch of thee,
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?


~  Spike Milligan, ‘A Silly Poem’ (via quintotoro) ~

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A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.
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