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Monday, September 08, 2014

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- I'm reading more about Scottish independence, and also about the impending arrival of another British royal baby ... I guess that takes care of the heir and a spare concerns. I find it really hard to understand why anyone would want a monarchy for their country. Perhaps the Scots will do away with that .... Fate of the monarchy unclear in an independent Scotland

- Interview with Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch about his upcoming movie on Alan Turing, The Imitation Game

- Misogyny and the Catholic church by Thomas Fox at NCR

- How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters

- I don't belong to facebook, but wierdly, I seem to have read a lot of the same books as facebook people ;) ... The 100 Books Facebook Users Love. Here's the list, with the ones I've read bolded. Hmmm - why does Narnia show up multiple times? ....

1. Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
4. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
5. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
6. The Holy Bible
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
8. The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
9. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
10. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
11. 1984 - George Orwell
12. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
13. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
14. The Stand - Stephen King
15. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
16. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
17. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
18. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
10. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
20. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
21. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
22. The Giver - Lois Lowry
23. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
24. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
25. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
26. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
27. The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
28. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
30. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
31. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
32. Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
33. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
34. Animal Farm - George Orwell
35. The Book of Mormon
36. The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank
37. Dune - Frank Herbert
38. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
39. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
40. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
41. The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
42. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
43. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
44. Lamb - Christopher Moore
45. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
46. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
47. Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
48. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
49. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
50. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
51. Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
52. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
53. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
54. Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
55. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
56. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
57. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
60. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
61. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
62. Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
63. Night - Elie Wiesel
64. The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King
65. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
66. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
67. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
68. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
69. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
70. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
71. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
72. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
73. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
74. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
75. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
76. Watership Down - Richard Adams
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
78. Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
79. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
80. A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin
81. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume
82. Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
83. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
84. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
85. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
86. The Shack - William P. Young
87. Watchmen - Alan Moore
88. Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
89. The Odyssey - Homer
90. The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
91. The Stranger - Albert Camus
92. Call of the Wild - Jack London
93. The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
94. Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
95. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
96. Matilda - Roald Dahl
97. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
98. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
99. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
100. Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

2 Comments:

Anonymous Richard said...

Cumberbatch as Turing...as we Facebook denizens say: LIKE!!

7:57 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

I did see one past movie about Turing - Dougray Scott played him - but it wasn't very good.

8:18 AM  

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