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    Ideas bounce around in my head Jason's Avatar
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    Apologies, I've been teaching all week and crashing at the end of the day, finally got a chance to spend more than 10 minutes here and added the new additions to the list:

    This is going to get pricey! LOL

    • Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen - done!
    • Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
    • Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Hound of Baskerville - Done
    • The Memory, Sorrow & Thorn Trilogy - Tad Williams - Book 1 done
    • Bartimaeus books - Jonathan Stroud
    • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
    • Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
    • Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein
    • Night Watch - Terry Pratchett - Done!
    • Rascals In Paradise - James Mitchener
    • Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
    • The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster - Done!
    • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov - Done!
    • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - Done!
    • A Song of Ice and Fire - George R R Martin - Book 1 & 2 Done!
    • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - Done!
    • To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
    • The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter
    • We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson
    • Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
    • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley - done!
    • Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula Le Guin
    • All the short stories - James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon)
    • Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
    • Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
    • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    • Norwegian Wood - Murakami
    • Charmed Life - Dianna Wynne Jones
    • A tangle of Knots - Lisa Graff
    • Chocolat - Joanne Harris
    • The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway - Done!
    • The Virginian - Owen Wister
    • The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate
    • His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
    • Red Mars - Kim Stanely Dragon
    • A Dog's Tale - Mark Twain
    • To Build a Fire - Jack London
    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - Ambrose Pierce
    • The Ransom of Red Chief - O' Henry
    • Animal Farm - George Orwell - done!
    • Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury - Done!
    • East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    • Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein - done!
    • The World According to Garp - John Irving
    • Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon
    • The Death of Ruth - Elizabeth Kata
    • Endless Night - Agatha Christie
    • Misery - Stephen King
    • The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
    • Skellig - David Almons
    • I Lucifer - Glen Duncan
    • The Atrocity Exhibition - J.G. Ballard
    • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
    • Empire from the Ashes - David Weber
    • Blade Dancer - S. L. Viehl
    • The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg & Other Stories - Mark Twain
    • Kim - Rudyard Kipling - done!
    • A Tough Guide to Fantasyland - Diana Wynne Jones
    • The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein - Done!
    Last edited by Jason; 04-09-2018 at 08:51 AM.
    2018 Goals
    Read as many more of these books as I can - (minimum of another 25 roughly)
    Come up with a good book idea and actually write it!

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