Monday, June 22, 2009

only 15?

Don’t take too long to think about it.
Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you (in no particular order).
First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.
Copy the instructions into your own post.

1. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3. Cancer Ward - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
4. L'Assommoir - Emile Zola
5. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
6. 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
8. The Inferno - Dante
9. The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe
10. Erasure - Percival Everett
11. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
12. Salt - Mark Kurlansky
13. The Faerie Queene - Edmund Spenser
14. The Heart and Stomach of a King - Carole Levin
15. Devil in the White City - Erik Larson

hmmm. a healthy mixture of narrative nonfiction, classical texts, and good, solid contemporary fiction. gotta love a well-rounded collection.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

the new funniest thing i've ever seen.

thanks to my best bud for turning me on to this one...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

life lesson #1,069

disney pixar movies are always depressing. the humor is just not enough to get past the sadness. take for instance this:

it's a beautiful movie, really, it is. but it is also the most depressing movie ever. congrats, pixar. you did something few other films have made me do: cry like a girl.