Saturday, December 18, 2010

Check ur knowledge of literature.....

This list was published on facebook and on one of the blogs.....
I am posting it here to check back and see how many of the books I have read in 5 years.  
How well have you done on this list?


BBC says most people have only read 6 of this list of 100. How about you?

by Janis on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 9:48pm(On facebook)
Copy the list, paste it in your note, bold the ones you've finished, italicize the ones you started.  Tag me so I can see your list!

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 
The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien  
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee 
6 The Bible
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell 
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens 
11 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 Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger 
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 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 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 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 Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown 
43 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 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 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 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 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 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 – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola 
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 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 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 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 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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

Friday, October 22, 2010

What if u dont knw wat u want frm life!!!!!

Ya m serious.....it can b really exasperatng smtimes,wen u dont knw what do u want 2 do n what r u doing in life.....for ex. lemme take myself.....M doing B.Sc Biotech, thinking of crackng CAT or UPSC or evn TOFFEL....n i Love writing n literature......Bt still i dnt knw what i really prefr!!!
U can term dis as Height of Confusion.....
N if v talk in general, der r many more idiots like me....confusion is in d air....Evry1 thinks, "wat can v do in dis field, der r already so many gr8 performrs present....v r nothng in cmparisn 2 dose personalities..."
But does any1 thinks dat evn dose performrs came into existnce by oveshadwong d earlier ones...
well,2 b honest i also used 2 think d same abt writing dat wat i will write....or hw cn i touch d levels of d gr8 writers...bt a few lines whch i read in d novel "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks changd my views...d lines wer.....
"U cant choose what u write.Noone comes down 2 u, sitting on a pink cloud, and says, 'I' m going to give u d ability to write.So which talent do u want?? D Jane Austen model,dat lives forevr,or, d kind dat makes u lot of money while u r alive but dies when u do? Noone gives u dat choice. U jst take watevr talent u r given and thank God four times a day for giving u any talent at all!!!"

So friends i think these lines must hav inspired  u too,as dey talk not only abt d writing, bt abt d evry talent.....n all of us have talent inside us....v jst need 2 xplore it n den try 2 make bst out of it......
So strt xploring it..........{n if u dnt knw hw 2 xplore......well, den v will discuss abt dat too!!}

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

College Elections

Today college elections 4 d colleges affiliated 2 DAVV started.....
Its really a controversial issue dat whethr d voting shud b done or it shud b based on d percentage....
Acc. 2 me, electns shud b direct utilizing d voting option......as a "scholastic topper" dont happen 2 b a "popular leader" most of d time......U can't make a horse 2 lead a whole coven of animals!!!
Wel, evry decision has its pros and cones....
Though dis may lead 2 d involvemnt of studnt political partis like 'ABVP' n 'NSUI', bt still its d vry decision of a studnt of whethr 2 accpt d offer frm dese parties or not.......If d youth r nt able 2 tackle dis mere decision,hw cn ne1 xpect dem 2 do any good in d future???
So lets hope 4 d bst..........M eagrly waiting 4 d results n offcourse d views n commnts frm all who r reading dis....