SUPER BOWL XLIII CHAMPIONS!!!
That's 6, count em, 6 NFL Championships!!! More than anyone else!!!
From researching characters from the time of the English Civil War, I came across this great name:
He was an English parliamentarian, and kinda goofy looking too. Only a puritan could come up with a name like this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praise-God_
What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded.
Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.
Here's the twist: add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place.
*Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
*Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Life of Pi : a novel
*The Name of the Rose
Pride and Prejudice
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
*The Historian : a novel
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
*Brave New World
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
The Once and Future King
*The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
*The Catcher in the Rye
*On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
The Three Musketeers
I have an interesting co-worker with, as it turns out, extremely limited knowledge of music. I was listening to Iron Maiden's "State of Mind' album. He asked to hear some. After listening for a few seconds, he commented, "Reminds me of Supertramp." Hahahahaha.
My musical listening activities have varied tremendously the last week. Really got into Bruckner. Listened to the 9th Symphony the other day. Very moving and spiritual. Musicologists have speculated that Bruckner was trying to approximate the sound of the organ in his orchestration. It really shows in this symphony. I could imagine hearing it in a great cathedral and being deeply affected by it.
On the other end of the spectrum, I've also been reacquainting myself with the Ramones, Radiohead and Iron Maiden. IM's Flight if Icarus is fantastic! The lyrics nicely encapsulate the myth. As to the Ramones, well..."Hey, ho, let's go...Blitzkrieg Bop!!"
My week was capped with the nastiest fight I've ever had with a woman. Makes me wonder what we'd be like if we actually ended up dating.