Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bookcount '09

To another year of making new friends..

1)- Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita.
2)- Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.
3)- عيناك يا حمدة بقلم (الغدير العذب) آمنة المنصوري
4)- Jinx by Meg Cabot.
5)- Gentlemen prefer Blondes & But Gentlemen marry Brunettes by Anita Loos.
6)- سيقان ملتوية لزينب حفني.
7)- Magnetism by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
8)- All Our Wordly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky.
9)- Like Water for Chocolates by Laura Esquirel.
10)- Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson.
11)- حياة كسرد متقطع لأمجد ناصر.
12)- Coraline by Neil Gaiman.
13)- Princess Diaries: Seventh Heaven by Meg Cabot.
14)- Princess Diaries: Princess on the Brink by Meg Cabot.
15)- A Pale View of the Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro.

16)- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
17)- 2o Fragments of a Ravenous Youth: A Novel by Xiaolu Guo.
18)- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling (reread).
19)- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (reread).
20)- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (reread).
21)- Yesterday's Weather by Anne Enricht.
22)- Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
23)- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (reread).
24)- وقوف متكرر لمحمد صلاح العزب.
25)- The Outsider by Albert Camus.
26)- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (reread).
27)- The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
28)- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (reread).
29)- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (reread).
30)- Princess Diaries, Volume IX: Princess Mia by Meg Cabot.
31)- Princess Diaries: 10 Out of 10 by Meg Cabot.
32)- Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov.
33)- Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan.
34)- Class by Jane Beaton.
35)- Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.
36)- Jeeves in the Offing by P. G. Wodehouse.
37)- Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro.
38)- Tex by S. E. Hinton.
39)- الصدمة لياسمينا خضرا.
40)- Thank You, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse.
41)- Remember Me?: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella.
42)- Problem Solving 101 by Ken Watanabe.
43)- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie.
44)- Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse.
45)- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
46)- Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman.
47)- Much Obliged, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse.
48)- Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella.
49)- About a Boy by Nick Hornby.
50)- Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz.
51)- Jeeves and the Feudal Spirity by P. G. Wodehouse.
52)- Stardust by Neil Gaiman.
53)- Introducing Translation Studies by Jeremy Munday.
54)- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
55)- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
56)- A Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.
57)- Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel by Gregory Maguire.
58)- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
59)- The Hunger Games: Catching FIre by Suzanne Collins.
60)- The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee.
61)- Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz.
62)- Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz.
63)- Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott.
64)- Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott.
65)- The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.
66)- The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz.
67)- رائحة الزنجبيل لصالحة عبية غابش.
68)- How to be Good by Nick Hornby.
69)- عايزة أتجوز لغادة عبدالعال.
70)- The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Remembrance of things past

I was out shopping today, I needed some Anna Sui make up and sport clothes. Didn't find Anna in Harvey Nichols as their website said, but was told to check Paris Gallery in Burjuman. Maybe I'll go there sometime this week since I also need to redeem some Magrudys coupons. Anyhow, whilst I was in Nike I couldn't help but notice some very 80s looking sports gear. I am talking about leopard print leggings and other such ensembles. I have noticed the trend in 'normal' clothese..but sports? Does that mean that the leotard is going to make a come back in gyms? Egad. I have a couple that I wear beneath my regular sport clothes when I go figure skating (keeps me warm, and no skin contact with the ice when I fall), however, I don't forsee myself donning those over printed leggings and leg warmers and going to the gym.
I finished watching Full House. It was a blast. I wish they'd make a reunion movie or something, but if they did, it might yeah, maybe we should just keep FH as it is. I couldn't help wondering what happened to the cast, so I googled em (actually wiki-ed them). Muy intersante.
If I had known that Margaret Atwood would have made it to the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature (via video conference, but still!), I would have booked a ticket for her session! I had sooo many qs about one of her books The Hand Maid's Tale (a favorite of mine). As it is, I had read in a couple of places that she had withdrawn and didn't think to ask. I went to two sessions tho: Prizes in Translation (hosted by 3 Arab authors) and In conversation with Louis De Brenaires. I loved the expectant air there, the adrenaline rush, the everything. I hope they decide to make this festival an annual event, and inshAlla next year, I think I'll just go live there for 2 days to go to all the sessions. A lot of the authors there were on my to-read list, so next time inshAlla, I'll check the authors' list ahead of time and make a point of reading their books.
Here are pix of some edibles I had mentioned before: the apple-walnut muffins and the chocolate marshmellow ones. I got the recipes from those kuwaiti..m6a7en books (I think they're called that, not sure).
Oversized t-shirts with leggings, headbands, and funky colors - memories of the 80s, I know you're visiting again, but I still miss you!
Shoulder pads - I honestly, swear to God, do not miss thee..