31 December 2006

25 the old year

pride and prejudice (austin)
the kennedy imprisonment (wills)
sellevision (burroughs)
diana: in search of herself (smith)
the confessions of an ex-fan magazine writer (wilkie)
capote: as remembered by his friends (plimpton)
8.4 (hernon)
the romantic movement (de botton)
i am charlotte simmons (wolfe)
vanity fair (thackery)
freedom rising: a civil war history of washington, d.c. (furgurson)
madame de pompadour (mitford)
extremely loud and incredibly close (foer)
madame de stael (harold)
andromache (euripedes)
blond (oates)
after the fall (miller)
widow of the south (hicks)
conversations with marilyn (weatherby)
marie antoinette: an average woman (zweig)
the culture of fear (glassner)
john profumo and christine keeler (denning)
norma jean: the life of marilyn monroe (guiles)
the most beautiful woman in the world: liz taylor (amburn)
the enchanter (nabakov)
the portrait of a lady (james)
josephine (erickson)
athenias (hilton)
strapless: john singer sargent and the fall of madame x (davis)
who killed daniel pearl? (levy)
hope in a jar: the making of america's beauty culture (peiss)
beloved emma: the life of lady hamilton (f. fraser)
marie antoinette: the journey (a. fraser)
marie antoinette & count fersen (farr)
the claudine novels (colette)
the rachel papers (m. amis)
versailles (davis)
madame de pompadour: a life (lever)
gigi/julie de carnelihan (colette)
the knight of maison-rouge (dumas)
sex with kings (herman)
einstein's dreams (lightman)
mistress of the elgin marbles: mary nisbet (nagel)
the tipping point (gladwell)
marrying mozart (cowell)
marie antoinette: the last queen of france (lever)
freddy & fredericka (helprin)
la dame aux camillieas (dumas fils)
and the band played on: politics, people, & AIDS (shilts)
adrian mole & the weapons of mass destruction (townsend)
the lost painting: the quest for a caravaggio masterpiece (harr)
duchess: a novel of sarah churchill (scott)
peter pan (barrie)
sylvia plath: rough magic (walker)
la reine margot (dumas)
gentlemen prefer blondes (loos)
the american way of death (mitford)

25 comments:

Les Savy Ferd said...

i don't fall in for this type of book-larnin'.

oline said...

not novel enough, eh?

nick said...

are you saying he lacks the spine?

oline said...

it just seemed a rather unbound remark.

Les Savy Ferd said...

bah, thy wit exceeds all bounds. it seems that, once again, i've been out-punned. by the by, happy new year. may old acq... eh, you know the rest.

Joy said...

I think that Oline and Nickekiiiek (sp?) might just possibly have a pun problem, a la Carrie Bradshaw.

You TAKE a nap-a, you don't move to Napa!

Meggie said...

Why does this make me think of my family's weird obsession with book tape? Mom has killed us for all other tape.

Caro, definately maid of honor.

Amy said...

Hi, Parto. I love you!

oline said...

i love you, partner!!!!!

nick said...

and by the bought by... when did i become Nickekiiiek? je suis stupéfié.

oline said...

that's just the slut (joygerale) being silly. she didn't take phonics so she doesn't know better.

Les Savy Ferd said...

oh how many days i wished i never took to phonics.

oline said...

pirate, you blaspheme! without phonics we would just be atrocious spellers without a door at which to lay the blame.

and, i ask you, how many texts have the guts to wear plaid? thos fhonicks buks ar ay ballsee bunjch.

Les Savy Ferd said...

piracy and blasphemery go hand in had, dear.

oline said...

hand in had? true that.

Les Savy Ferd said...

you praise my spelling and it all goes to s#%$.

oline said...

just blame phonics- the canada of english-speaking spelling methods.

Meggie said...

It's Amy!!!

oline said...

we probably won't see her again for another twelve months, though she has a thrilling blog of her own that you can go see!

Meggie said...

Amy blogs??? How did I not know about this?? Geez, you never tell me anything. I just found out last year about a certain ex of your's... you know.

oline said...

seriously have no idea how you missed that one. it was the most badly kept secret EVER. literally four hours after the scene in barnes & noble, standing in the steak 'n shake bathroom and wearing the stupid choir dress and the black gloves, i blurted it out to kj as can you guess which character on dawson's creek _____ would be?

coming of age tragicomedy at it's very peak.

Les Savy Ferd said...

boxes... get your boxes here...

oline said...

folks, it pays to know a pirate.

Meggie said...

Caro, we *must* phone date. Wedding is driving me nuts. I now understand why some people just live in sin.

oline said...

for the myriad reasons that people "live in sin"- i don't think the pressure of putting on a wedding is very often one of them.

just give me a shout tomorrow after work, love.