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Lauren
17 May 2009 @ 10:43 pm
I cannot believe this but someone, some GENIUS has invented a product called Bacon Salt. It is salt that tastes of bacon and apparently it really does taste like bacon! They invented it on the principle that "Everything should taste of bacon."

http://www.baconsalt.com/

OMNOMNOM

And it's vegan and kosher so all those people who've been missing out on delicious bacon can finally get a decent substitute.
 
 
Lauren
02 April 2009 @ 07:57 pm
 

Book Meme

 

I got 38, not including the ones I started then abandoned reading, which is quite pleasing since classics aren't really my thing.

I cannot get rid of that random full stop
 

 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - I have no intention of ever reading this either. So there!
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien                        X
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling                               X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - I probably should read this, but something always stops me from buying it                      . 6 The Bible   

                                     
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte x forced to read it at school.
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell                     X Yes, I liked this.
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman   X 
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott                             X This was pretty boring, I wouldn't recommend it.
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy-
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller                           I have started this book several times but have never succeeded in                                                                   getting beyond chapter two.
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien                                         X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks- No, I am put off by the WW1 setting. You should all read Engleby though. 
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger X
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger   X
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot                                    
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald                     X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams   Another started but not finished.
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh    X I LOVE BRIDESHEAD                              
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky x I have actually read this, despite always thinking that people who read Russian classics are pretentious twats/liars. I rather liked it too :P
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame X
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens        X
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis                X
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis X
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini                            
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Berniere. Put off by Nicolas Cage being in the FoTB.
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne                       
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell                      X
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown  X Ha, yes, it was rather shit.
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 X
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood   X
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding              X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan                               X
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel                                    X
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               X
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon   X
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov X               LOVE THIS
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt X     MAYBE MY FAVOURITE BOOK EVER
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold  X
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas 
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac   Started it, couldn't get into it. Abandoned to look cool on bookcase
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding X
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie  Started it in Italy after borrowing from Claire K. Found it dull. Sacrilege, eh?
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens X
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett X I
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson X
75 Ulysses - James Joyce----------- Has anyone actually read this?
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath  X--------------Well, I had to see what the fuss was about.
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome    X
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens X
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell-----------------------Another book I intend to read. Have read Black Swan Green which was OK.
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker        
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro---------------Will read eventually as loved Never Let Me Go
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White                X I cried!
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 X I WANT TO GO TO THE LAND OF TAKE WHAT YOU WANT! I WANT POP BISCUITS!
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad                        
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery          
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks x
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 X
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

 

 
 
Lauren
04 July 2008 @ 11:02 pm
Ahh, some things never change. I have to be on a train to Stansted Airport at 7.52 and I still haven't packed or booked travel insurance.

I have at least succeeded in obtaining euros though. This is an improvement on when I went to Majorca and kept having use my card in the machines.
 
 
Lauren
17 February 2007 @ 07:14 pm
So, my hair has reached the irritating in-between stage where it's pissing me off enough to get it cut. But should I give in? Or should I try to grow it? I've had both long hair and short hair before so I'm not too fussy. However, by short I mean around/just above shoulder length.

YOU DECIDE!

I don't have a paid account so you'll have to comment, if you're actually bothered.
 
 
Lauren
06 November 2006 @ 04:22 pm


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