Many Many Days: The Book List...What We Read

The Goal? Many Books.

The Ratings? First some background...we packed well for a very long trip. We gave up many important things like any attractive clothing or non-orthopedic shoes. However, Claire showed up with 7 toiletry bags. Yes 7. And they were large. She maintained that she had dramatically reduced her supplies, and all these things were necessary. Needless to say, by the second day of carrying them around, Claire decided to re-assess. In tribute to her adorable and baffling neurosis, our book rating system is a measurement of how many toiletry bags a given book is worth...Enjoy.

# One Toiletry Bag
## Two Toiletry Bags
### Three Toiletry Bags
#### Four Toiletry Bags

Start Date: April 14, 2006. F

For the most part, both Lara and Claire read each book. There are occasional exceptions, but what's the point in carrying around a whole book if only one of us reads it?

1. How Did I Get Here? (De Angelis) #
2. White Noise (DeLillo) ###
3. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Foer) ####
5. The Razor's Edge (Maugham) ###

6. Four Letters of Love (Niall) #


7. Moon Tiger (Lively) ####

8. Time Traveler's Wife (Niffenegger) ###
9. Not a Hazardous Sport (Barley) ##
10. Save Karyn (Bosnak) ####
11. Mexican Days (Cohen) ###
12. Fresh Air Fiend (Theroux) ####
13. Insider's Guide to Flying (Fodor's) #
14. Anatomy of Illness (Cousins) #
15. Superfoods ##
16. Running from Safety #
17. Around the World in 80 Dates (Cox) ###
18. Travels with a Briefcase #
19. The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner) ####
20. Such a Long Journey (Mistry) ##
21. The Ten Principles #
22. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down ##
23. Letters to a Young Doctor (Selzer) #
24. The Executioner's Song (Mailer) ###
25. Mountains Beyond Mountains (Kidder) ####
26. Hotel Honolulu (Theroux) ###
27. The Spiral Staircase (Armstrong) ##
28. Handbook for the Soul #
29. The Bible - El Nuevo Testamento (Claire says it is not appropriate to rate the Bible on the toiletry bag scale)
30. A Year in Provence (Mayle) #
31. Hopscotch (Cortazar) ###
32. Danzinger's Adventures: From Miami to Kabul (Danzinger) ##
33. Doctor Zhivago (Pasternak) ##
34. Rules of the Wild (Marciano) ####
35. Light on Snow (Shreve) #
36. Husbands (Parks) #
37. Paris to the Moon (Gopnik) ###
38. Notes on a Scandal (Heller) ##
39. Daybreak into Darkness (Bogarde) ##.5
40. Country Girls (O'Brien) #
41. Vanishing Acts (Picoult) ##
42. The Full Montezuma (Moore) ##
43. Four Blonds (Bushnell) ##
44. The Tipping Point (Gladwell) ###
45. Amor Recuperado #
46. Back When We Were Grown-Ups (Tyler) ##
47. I am Charlotte Simmons (Wolfe) ###
48. Death at La Fenice #
49. The Glass Castle (Walls) ##
50. Un Curso de Amor (Gattuso) ##
51. Mrs. Kimball (?) ##
52. A Year in Provence (Mayle) ##
53. Confessions of Max Tivoli (Greer) ###
54. How To Be Good (Hornby) ###
55. How Opal Meht (sic) Got Kiss (sic) Got Wild and Got Life (sic) #
56. Big Trouble (Barry) #
57. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters (Robinson) ###
58. The Food of Love (Capella) #
59. The Floating Book (Lovric) ##
60. To The Lighthouse (Woolf) ####
61. The Glass Palace (Ghosh) ####
62. The Lost Trumpet (Glassic Gibbon) ###
63. Baggage (Barr) ##
64. A Mysterious Affair at Styles (Christie) ##
65. Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)###
66. Freakonomics (Leavitt) ###
67. Blink (Gladwell) ###
68. Beyond the Sky and the Earth (Zeppa) ####
69. Duplicate Keys (Smiley) ##
70. Life of Pi (Martel) ##.5
71. Angels and Demons (Brown) #
72. Baggage (Barr) ##
73. Sons and Lovers (Lawrence) ###
74. Beyond the Earth and Sky (Zeppa) ####
75. Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) ####
76. Duplicate Keys (Smiley) ##.5
77. Ariel's Gift (Wagner) ###
78. An Unexpected Light (Elliott) ##.5
79. The Life You've Always Wanted #



These are pictures of Books. Some of them include a pictures of us, reading said books. One picture, with only a beach in the background, we credit to a soon-to-be Hawaiian doctor. In another picture, we are doing bad things with a book. But it was moldy. Here you go!



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Lana said...

Is that the bible? I took that pictuere of claire in desert hot springs. who is askinstoo?

Jonathan said...

askinstoo's comment is internet spam. or someone retyping internet spam. or someone pointlessly creating one-off spam-like text. in any of those cases, the blog-mistresses should delete it.

the book appears to be aimee grace's french bible. she highlighted the last stanza of psalm 24. i'm just curious what it's doing here.

anyway, i liked the pictures of Books. it clued me in visually to what the entry was about. (sometimes it's hard to remember what Books looks like)

Claire and Lara said...

did you know it was aimee grace´s before or after the hawaiian doc comment?

Jonathan said...

The 'hawaiian doc' comment was the icing on the cake. What gave it away was the internet location of the picture:

http://randominternetstuff/AGrace%20Bible.jpg

not a whole lot of "AGrace"s that obsessively read/highlight bibles that I know (which of course isn't bad or anything, just indicative of a certain "AGrace").

I'm still curious as to how and why you procured the image. Was it from a photo album of Vicki's or something?

my picture is cooler than yours.

Claire and Lara said...

she sent me the pics from her trip last summer and i really loved this pic and so saved it to my compu and had it as the wallpaper for awhile until i got a cool artistic sign that says "fuera bush de argentina" done by the madres de la plaza de mayo women whose children all got disappeared in the dirty war. but sometimes i switch back and forth. then she (doc) noticed it online and commented and then we gave her "anonymous" credit calling her a soon to be doc. it was all very sneaky.

Claire and Lara said...

are these your siblings and you playing with the painted natives? how avant-garde

Jonathan said...

well, if you look closely, you will see that we are not playing so much as being abducted by the "painted natives", as you so rudely call these very sophisticated kidnappers. and yes it is avant-garde to be abducted by such.

Jonathan said...

(it was a hell of a time we had escaping.)

Jonathan said...

(and getting back to our white, westernized town of Ukarumpa--i can't believe we have a wikipedia entry)

Karyn said...

Does four toiletry bags mean you liked the book??? Just curious.

(Save) Karyn

Claire and Lara said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!

IT IS KAREN BOSNAK THE WRITER OF "SAVE KARYN"!!!!!!!!!!

HOW DID SHE FIND OUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!

I NEED A HUG AND SOME XANAX, LARA!!!!!!!!!

Jonathan said...

is that picture of you lounging supposed to be lascivious or something

CharlieE. said...

I'm almost a reporter. Your blog is great!
Charlie (East Texas)

CharlieE. said...

Hi! I'm "almost" a reporter. I enjoy reading your adventures! Keep it up!
Charlie (East Texas)

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