Maxvoltar – Instagram:
I’m that kind of person who likes to read all tweets, even those posted while I was asleep. Same goes for RSS, Flickr, Tumblr and all the Campfire windows I have open all day. So I decided to cut down on distractions and refocus on the work that needs to be finished…
It’s a growing problem. I run into this as well. There is too much to play with and interconnect, but oh so little time to keep up with it all.
So even though it was fun in the beginning, my usage of Instagram has slowed down (it’s iPhone only now which I see as a limitation). Twitter on the other hand, has never been my thing. And my Tumblr account … Well that one hit 2000 posts the other day, but it is slowing down as well. I think I will focus on this site instead. It’s enough.
Frank Chimero – Content.
Very true…. just give me better soup.
Wouldn’t this be a fantastic list to start with ???
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
This seems to be going around on the interweb and I thought it would be fun to see how I do. So here we go…
Rules: bold those books you’ve read in their entirety; italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt.
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
- The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
- Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
- Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
- The Bible
- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
- Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
- His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
- Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
- Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
- Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
- Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
- Complete Works of Shakespeare
- Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
- The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
- Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
- Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
- The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
- Middlemarch – George Eliot
- Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
- The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
- Bleak House – Charles Dickens
- War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
- The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
- Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
- Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
- Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
- The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
- Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
- David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
- Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
- Emma – Jane Austen
- Persuasion – Jane Austen
- The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
- The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
- Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
- Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
- Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
- Animal Farm – George Orwell
- The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
- One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
- The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
- Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
- Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
- The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
- Lord of the Flies – William Golding
- Atonement – Ian McEwan
- Life of Pi – Yann Martel
- Dune – Frank Herbert
- Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
- Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
- A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
- The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
- Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
- Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
- Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
- The Secret History – Donna Tartt
- The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
- Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
- On The Road – Jack Kerouac
- Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
- Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
- Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
- Moby Dick – Herman Melville
- Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
- Dracula – Bram Stoker
- The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
- Ulysses – James Joyce
- The Inferno – Dante
- Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
- Germinal – Emile Zola
- Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
- Possession – AS Byatt
- A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
- Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
- The Color Purple – Alice Walker
- The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
- Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
- A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
- Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
- The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
- Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
- Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
- The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
- The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
- Watership Down – Richard Adams
- A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
- A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
- The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
- Hamlet – William Shakespeare
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
- Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
18/100 … oh, that bad ??? I guess I never was for the classics. SF or Fantasy is what I read. But as I am getting older, I am more and more thinking about reading some classics. But no time for that now. I am reading “The Gum Thief” by Douglas Adams now, and I have 2 more books waiting for me on my nightstand. Time to change gears I think.
PS: Now it seems that this is not from the BBC actually. Read more here.
We had snow again this weekend, so we prentended is was Xmas…
In case you are wondering where this was taken, just at the back of our garden. We have a bit of forest there.
And that usually means cold weather …. which we got on Saturday with loads of snow.
Read this: Dave Caolo – We’re here on Earth to fart around.
So true, and I think that is a very common problem in our society today. Too much information to notice the (un)normal things in our life. Twitter, Facebook and all those others sites that keep us connected and informed all the time. Live updates is the thing to have on a site these days. But we never take the time to turn it all off, relax and look around.
Info OD…. Problem of the 21st century.
This is from a week or 3 after we moved in. Just before Milla’s birthday party started.