Thursday, July 26, 2007

A (Revised) Standing List of Things I Want but Can't Afford

Books
Talk to the Hand: the Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door, by Lynne Truss (hardcover)
Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray
The Sweet Far Thing, by Libba Bray
Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer
The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath (the beautiful paperback Borders version)
Love is a Many Trousered Thing, by Louise Rennison (not out til July, which means paperback is even farther away. very sad.)
The Lost, by Daniel Mendelsohn


TV
Gilmore Girls, seasons 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7
the Office, seasons 1 and 3
Friends, seasons 4-10
Seinfeld, seasons... however many there are

Movies
The Princess Bride
The Jungle Book (when it comes out on DVD in October)
Harry Potter 5
Dear Frankie
The Incredibles
all the Disney movies I don't have yet
Hook
the Pink Panther movies

Games
Settlers of Catan
Ticket to Ride
Monopoly-- I want a collection of all the different cool versions, like Here & Now, the Deluxe Edition, Texas-opoly, the Spongebob edition, the Batman edition, Book-opoly, the Transformers edition, the Mega edition, the Nintendo edition, the Pirates edition, the Lord of the Rings edition, regular Disney Monopoly (not Disney-Pixar), the Shrek edition, and Disney Princess Monopoly Jr.
Life-- same as Monopoly. I want a collection of all the different versions (the cool ones).

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

My To-Read List

Yes, I'm copying Megan. The end.



UNFINISHED BUSINESS



The Turn of the Screw- Henry James
Tunes for Bears to Dance To- Robert Cormier

Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury

The Freedom Writers' Diary- Erin Gruwell

The Winds of War- Herman Wouk

Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust- Daniel Goldhagen

House of Leaves- Mark Danielewski

The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd

The Poisonwood Bible- Barbra Kingsolver

The Lynne Truss Treasury- Lynne Truss

The Goose Girl- Shannon Hale

Les Miserables- Victor Hugo

The Voyage Out- Virginia Woolf

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte



ONE OF THESE DAYS



Arrow of God- Chinua Achebe

North and South- Elizabeth Gaskell

The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexander Dumas

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest- Ken Kesey

The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold

Angela's Ashes- Frank McCourt

The Shipping News- E Annie Proulx

The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis

Mere Christianity- C.S. Lewis

Holes- Louis Sachar

Catcher in the Rye- J D Salinger

Franny and Zooey- J D Salinger

1984- George Orwell

Flowers for Algernon- Daniel Keyes

The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath

A Room of One's Own- Virginia Woolf

The Hours- Michael Cunningham
The Kitchen God's Wife- Amy Tan
The Good Earth- Pearl S. Buck
The Bonesetter's Daughter- Amy Tan
Saving Fish From Drowning- Amy Tan
The Crossing- Cormac McCarthy
Beloved- Toni Morrison
Reading Lolita in Tehran- Azar Nafisi
The Mayor of Casterbridge- Thomas Hardy



JUST FOR KICKS

Eclipse- Stephenie Meyer
Austenland- Shannon Hale
Jimmy Stewart: A Biography- Marc Eliot
Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door- Lynne Truss
A Great and Terrible Beauty- Libba Bray

I don't think this list is ever going to be complete, but I'll probably just add to it as I remember things. I've had lists like this, whether in my head or on paper, for years, so it's not likely that I'll have gotten it all in one shot. One of the things I love most about reading is that no matter what you're reading, even when you finish a series and feel like there's a big hole because the series is over, there's always something else to start. And in my case it's probably something that I've been meaning to read for a long time. :)