Thursday, July 30
Wednesday, July 29
Tuesday, July 28
Sunday, July 26
Saturday, July 25
The list (blue I have read):
I have promised myself that every third book i read will be a book from this list. As you notice I have ot read any shakespeare, Austen, Dickens or other classical litterature. Why not. Hmm lets just say I had a teacher in school that killed my urge to read those books. Kid storeys, well those are all english I am swedish and are raised reading Astrid Lindgren, Elsa beskow etc instead. Some I might have read, but not sure of title in Swedish etc (will look up when I get home to my child libraby at my parents place).
Wednesday, July 22
Tuesday, July 21
Monday, July 20
Sunday, July 19
lonely planet- Dubai- this one needs a severe update (it is noticeble that Dubai grows in a rapid rapid rate, so many things that were missing, or inclomplete infomation in it)
A glass of time, the jar bell and Princess
Saturday, July 18
1 for travel
1 for beach
some refreshing stuf that you should ALWAYS have in you carry on:
a small brush, deodorant (especially if they coe in this hand size), and facial wipes (unfortuntaley these were the makeupe rremover ones and not cleansing ones).
Friday, July 17
This is what I got:
at 85% sale at Harvey Nicholson
At H&M (yes I shop at H&M when I'min dubai, ut hardly in Sweden), they had a 25% of everything in shop & had mattew williamso stuff left:
the scarf I've bin craving
lovely tunic (aleady worn it to death(almost))
Thursday, July 16
Day 5 was a bit slow because of the heavy night we had at Etolies and well me & V were dropped of at the Emirates mall (Yes its the mall with the ski slope), while A was getting a massage and trying to catch up on some sleep she was lacking.
The first day I didn't buy a single thing. Was kind of out of it and not really in the mood.
But day 6 when I had 9 hours to kill between checkout from hotel and checkin at the airport I did do somme shopping at the emirates mall.
I managed to find out that Harvey Nicholson had a sale where items were upto 85% off!
Wednesday, July 15
The 1oo greatest books in the 20th century
1 The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkein
2 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
3 Animal Farm George Orwell
4 Ulysses James Joyce
5 Catch-22 Jospeh Heller
6 The Catcher in the
7 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
8 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Marquez
9 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
11 Wild Swans Jung Chang
12 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
13 Lord of the Flies William Golding
14 On the Road Jack Kerouac
16 The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
17 Winnie-The-Pooh A.A. Milne
18 The Color Purple Alice Walker
19 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkein
20 The Outsider Albert Camus
21 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
22 The Trial Franz Kafka
23 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
24 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
25 's Children Salman Rushdie
26 The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
27 A Clockwork
28 Sons and Lovers D.H. Lawrence
29 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
30 If This Is a Man Primo Levi
32 The Wasp Factory Iain Banks
33 Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust
34 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
35 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
36 Beloved Toni Morrison
37 Possession A.S. Byatt
38 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
39 A Passage to
40 Watership Down Richard Adams
41 Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder
42 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
43 Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Marquez
44 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
45 The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
46 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
47 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks
48 Howards End E.M. Forster
49 Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
50 A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth
51 Dune Frank Herbert
52 A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving
53 Perfume Patrick Suskind
54 Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternack
55 Gormenghaste Mervyn Peake
56 Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee
57 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
58 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
59 Testament of Youth Vera Brittain
60 The Magus John Fowles
62 The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropist Robert Tressel
63 The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
64 Tales of the City Armistead Maupin
65 The French Lieutenant's Woman John Fowles
66 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernières
67 Slaughterhouse 5 Kurt Vonnegut
68 Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance Robert Pirsig
69 A Room with a View E.M. Forster
70 Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
71 It Stephen King
72 The Power and the Glory Graham Greene
73 The Stand Stephen King
74 All Quiet On The Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
75 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle
76 Matilda Roald Dahl
77 American Psycho Bret
78 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
79 A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
80 James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl
81 Lady Chatterley's Lover D.H. Lawrence
82 The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe
83 Complete Cookery Course Delia Smith
84 An Evil Cradling Brian Keenan
85 The Rainbow D.H. Lawrence
86 Down and Out in Paris and
87 2001 - A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
88 The Tin Drum Gunter Grass
89 A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn
90 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela
91 The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins
94 Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton
95 High Fidelity Nick Hornby
96 The Van Roddy Doyle
97 The BFG Roald Dahl
98 Earthly Powers Anthony Burgess
99 I, Claudius Robert Graves
100 The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans
The time traveler's wife
by: Audrey Niffenegger
I had heard a lot of good things about this book. Yes its a romantic love story and yes it is amazingly written. But when you have to be focused on what is happening and what age the caracters are what year it is it starts to get a bit confusing. This book jumps in time alot. He is a time traveler after all and that you can't miss. Sometimes I do wish it was clearer what age Henry is doing what. Or that might just be sleepy, not focused me reading ( & having to reread a couple of pages).
Its romantic (if you like that), amazing, but I have a problem with people that has a problem with moving on (llok who is talking).
page count: 7304 + 518 = 7822
This is where I wished I could afford that Lv bag, or those D & G shoes, or the whole Chanel shop etc etc. I did managed to find a top at Marc by Marc jacobs on sale (70% off).
Other than that I did no shopping while the other girls just were going crazy shopping shopping shopping and fiiding amazing stuff.At the Dubai mall there is an aquarium, an ice skating rink, an amazing water fall that suposedly is in some origami shape (read about that after wards). I want to go back here someother time knowing how much $$$ I have on my bankaccount and then we can talk shopping.
Tuesday, July 14
My friends loved it one friend even bought the same one as me.
I get home my momlooks at it and just FALLS IN LOVE. So I decided to give it to her since she clearly likes it a lot more than me.....
On day 3 we were in Dubai for shopping and a desert safari with dinner and traditional entertainment in the end.
The Safari and sand dune driving freaked me out in the beginning, but in the end I really enjoyed it! I actually got to see a wild Oryx, some lizard and a beautiful sunset in the desert.
We had a nice feast, I got my foot henna tatooed and then we got to see some people dancing.
On our way back from Dubai to Abu Dhabi we decided to check out Etolies so our fiend F checks into her room in the Emirates Palace and we change from sandy desert clothes into glamparty clothes ( in 30 min) and head down.
I had so much fun dancing until we had to head back upstairs to change clothes and head back to my friends place.
Sunday, July 12
Omg I could not stop reading. I new nothing about the band except that they play really really loud music & almost destroyed my hearing when I was working the bar at one of their concerts. Their story feels so surreal, sad and amazing all at once.
You feel sorry for them for their horrid childhods, get scared from ther alohol, drug and sex abuse. All the time I'm wondering how many sexual diseases they have bin carrying through out their lives. Fear and death is not part of their vocabular, instead its violence, damage and arrested.
For some rerason I had to start looking for more information online as I was reading, listening to songs etc on you tube. I didn't want it to end, I wanted more of the story than what I got even though its a sad story about 4 guys that want one thing and does allthey want/ feel like at the moment. On some occassions I see my students infront of me & am not surprised by this bands behaviour at all since they are on the influence almost the whole time. What does amaze me is that they actually managed to produe something that ould be called music and lyrics!
It all just ended to soon, I want more am not satisfied at all.
I give it a 4.
page count: 6731 + 573 = 7304
Saturday, July 11
by: Mikhail Bulgakov
It only took 1 year and 9 months to fiish this book. The fist 200 pages to 1 year and 7 months and the rest I sped through decently.
I guess the satan came to town and people got put nto clnics for their amazing stories, events happened in town that were unexplainable and the cops didn't belive so the person retelling the story must be crazy.
Pontius pilates makes an appearne (or 5) and the writer wan't finish his book, his Margarita asks for help and satan gives her the help she needs.
A huge cat and another person causes mayhem where ever they go and what ever they touch.
I give it a 2.
page count: 6309 + (564 -142) = 6731
Friday, July 10
I this rate I guess I'll look like this in a couple of weeks:
By: Sylvia Plath
If princess were a lucky find, this was an unlucky find. The story is about a girl that gets the best scholarship to go to new york and write for fashion magazines, but with no futureplans and not getting into the summer course she wants to attend her life falls apart & when she gets back home her life turns into how to kill herself and why she is pushing the decision forward.
The story is depressing and you fell her pain when reading it. You understand why its not going her way & all the time you wish that she will get out of the bad rut she is in.
I give it a 3.
page count: 6075 + 234 = 6309