Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Viewing List, 2010-2011ish


  • 180 Degrees South (NYEve film--last of 2011)
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
  • Hugo
  • The Trip
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Guard
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Tron (the original)
  • Captain America
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One
  • Dead Man
  • Jane Eyre (2011)
  • Burn After Reading
  • Tangled
  • The Ghostwriter
  • Milk
  • The King's Speech
  • The Wrestler (first of 2011)
  • True Grit
  • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (last movie of 2010)
  • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
  • Anastasia
  • Songcatcher
  • Steamboy
  • Cinderella Man
  • Chaplin
  • The Social Network
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Short Circuit
  • Get Low
  • Up in the Air
  • Man on Wire
  • Crazy Heart
  • Ponyo
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Despicable Me
  • Please Give
  • Toy Story 3-D
  • The Women
  • Iron Man II
  • Shrek For Ever After 3-D
  • Alice in Wonderland 3-D
  • Avatar
  • Julie and Julia
  • Love, Actually
  • Across the Universe
  • The Italian Job

Reading List, 2011


  • Missing: A Memoir, Lindsay Harrison (last book of 2011: 45 books)
  • Blue Nights, Joan Didion
  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton
  • Fly Trap, Frances Hardinge
  • The Year of the Rat, Grace Lin
  • The Year of the Dog, Grace Lin
  • A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea by Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness
  • The Bishop's Daughter, Honor Moore
  • American to the Backbone, Christopher L. Webber
  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, Nina Sankovich
  • The Anti-Romantic Child, Priscilla Gilman
  • A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
  • The Woman Who Did, Grant Allen
  • Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
  • The Willoughbys, Lois Lowry
  • The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Absolute Value of Mike, Kathryn Erskine
  • Mockingbird, Kathryn Erskine
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  • Room, Emma Donoghue
  • Little Bee, Chris Cleave
  • The Cookbook Collector, Allegra Goodman
  • Linger, Maggie Stiefvater
  • Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld
  • Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld
  • Huntress, Malinda Lo
  • Tithe, Holly Black
  • Beastly, Alex Flinn
  • Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes, Maureen Johnson
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly
  • Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr
  • Jane Slayre, Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin
  • One of our Thursdays is Missing, Jasper Fforde
  • Pictures of You, Caroline Leavitt
  • The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown
  • Let's Take the Long Way Home, Gail Caldwell
  • The Seduction of Water Carol Goodman
  • Battle Hymn of the TIger Mother, Amy Chua
  • Sisters Red, Jackson Pearce
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin
  • The Season of Second Chances, Diane Meier
  • The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly
  • Monsters of Men, Patrick Ness
  • The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness (somewhere in here was the first book of 2011)

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Viewing List: 2006-2009 (haven't kept up too well!)


  • Sherlock Holmes: last movie of 2009
  • Operation Condor
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Two Lovers
  • Duplicity
  • Doubt
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Away We Go!
  • The Soloist
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Up!
  • Who Does She Think She Is?
  • The Holiday
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Coraline
  • Iron Man
  • In Bruges
  • Talladaga Nights: the Legend of Jimmy Bobby
  • Twilight
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Mad Money
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
  • Get Smart
  • P.S., I Love You
  • Cherry Blossoms
  • I am Legend
  • Wall-E
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • The Forbidden Kingdom
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Persepolis
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Bee Movie
  • Enchanted
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Golden Compass
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Miss Potter
  • Dreamgirls
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Stardust
  • Hairspray
  • Fracture
  • Waitress
  • Blades of Glory
  • Shrek III
  • In the Company of Women
  • The Last Mimzy
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • Mad Hot Ballroom
  • Dodgeball
  • Valiant
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Flags of our Fathers
  • Silver City
  • Keeping Mum
  • Babel
  • Charlotte's Web (2006)
  • Madagascar
  • Hoodwinked
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Departed
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Beijing Bicycle
  • Prairie Home Companion

I think this is the 2010 list, approximately (48 books--or so)


  • A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan (I'm guessing this was about the last book of 2010)
  • Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine
  • Deerskin, Robin McKinley
  • Small Gods, Terry Pratchett
  • I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett
  • Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  • This Lovely Life, Vicki Forman
  • The Underneath, Kathi Appelt
  • Triangle, Katherine Weber
  • Godmother, the Secret Cinderella Story, Carolyn Turgeon
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Green & Levithan
  • Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli
  • Fly By Night, Frances Hardinge
  • Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco X. Stork
  • Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Philip Pullman
  • The Shadow Dragons, James A. Owen
  • The Indigo King, James A. Owen
  • The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  • The Search for the Red Dragon, James A. Owen
  • The Lost Conspiracy, Frances Hardinge
  • The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton
  • Starclimber, Kenneth Oppel
  • Skybreaker, Kenneth Oppel
  • Airborn, Kenneth Oppel
  • The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
  • Here, There Be Dragons, James A. Owen
  • The Necromancer, Michael Scott
  • The Sorceress, Michael Scott
  • The Magician, Michael Scott
  • Starlighter, Byron Davis
  • The Prophecy, Dawn Miller
  • The Glass Slipper, Eleanor Farjeon
  • The Secret Life of Prince Charming, Deb Caletti
  • Masterpiece, Elise Broach
  • My Life with the Lincolns, Gayle Brandeis
  • Tales of Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan
  • Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan
  • The Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
  • Ash, Malinda Lo
  • The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
  • When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead
  • A Critical History of French Children's Literature, Penny Brown
  • Storytime: Young Children's Literary Understanding in the Classroom, Lawrence R. Sipe
  • Children's Literature: A Reader's History, Seth Lerer
  • Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature, Leonard S. Marcus
  • The Hidden Adult: Defining Children's Literature, Perry Nodelman
  • Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture, Anita Clair Fellman

Friday, June 25, 2010

The 2009 Reading List, very belatedly

  • Godless, Pete Hautmann
  • Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History , Michelle Abate
  • Boys in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture: Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child, Annette Wannamaker
  • 31 Hours, Masha Hamilton
  • The Children's Book, A.S. Byatt
  • Odd and the Frost Giants, Neil Gaiman
  • Jacob Have I Loved, Katherine Paterson
  • Somewhere in the Darkness, Walter Dean Myers
  • Gringolandia, Lyn Miller-Lachman
  • Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Jane Yolen
  • Sleeping Ugly, Jane Yolen
  • The Good Thief, Hannah Tinti
  • The Last Book in the Universe, Rodman Philbrick
  • The Last Continent, Terry Pratchett
  • Making Money, Terry Pratchett
  • Going Postal, Terry Pratchett
  • The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia, Laura Miller
  • Fairest, Gail Carson Levine
  • The Bloodstone, Jamila Garvin
  • Tom Brown's School-Days, Thomas Hughes
  • Let it Snow, Johnson, Green, Myracle
  • Briar Rose, Jane Yolen
  • Whales on Stilts, M. T. Anderson
  • Dreamdark: Silksinger, Laini Taylor
  • The Devil's Arithmetic, Jane Yolen
  • Things Change, Patrick Jones
  • A Narrative Compass: Stories That Guide Women's Lives, ed. Betsy Hearne and Roberta Seelinger Trites
  • Breathless, Jessica Warman (ARC)
  • Liar, Justine Larbalestier (ARC)
  • Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Postcards from No Man's Land, Aidan Chambers
  • Inkdeath, Cornelia Funke
  • Inkspell, Cornelia Funke
  • The House of Many Ways, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Secret Keeper, Mitali Perkins
  • A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park
  • Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Becoming Naomi Léon, Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
  • Babysitting the Reader: Translating English Narrative Fiction for Girls into Dutch (1946-1995), Mieke Desmet
  • Once Upon a Time in a Different World: Issues and Ideas in African American Children’s Literature, Neal Lester
  • Radical Children's Literature, Kimberley Reynolds
  • Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature, Clare Bradford
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J. K. Rowling
  • Home, Marilynne Robinson
  • Free Within Ourselves: The Development of African American Children’s Literature, Rudine Sims Bishop [first book of 2009]

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The 2008 Reading List: 85 books

# Poetry's Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry, Joseph T. Thomas [last book of 2008]
# Monster Blood Tattoo Two: Lamplighter, D.M. Cornish
# Monster Blood Tattoo One: Foundling, D.M. Cornish
# Carpe Mundum: German Youth Culture of the Weimar Republic, Luke Springman
# The Looking Glass Wars, Frank Beddor
# Beige, Cecil Castelluci
# Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson
# The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary E. Pearson
# Eight Days of Luke, Diana Wynne Jones
# The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume Two: The Kingdom of the Waves, M.T. Anderson
# The Loud Silence of Francine Green, Karen Cushman
# Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson
# Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
# The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
# Paper Towns, John Green (ARC)
# Afterwards, Rachel Seiffert
# Big Plans, Bob Shea (ARC)
# Madam President, Lane Smith (ARC)
# My Fairy Fair Godmother, Janette Rallison (ARC)
# Need Carrie Jones (ARC)
# Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
# Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Viera RIgler
# The Water-Babies, Charles Kingsley
# Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code, Eoin Colfer
# My Lady Ludlow, Elizabeth Gaskell
# Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
# Out of the Wild, Sarah Beth Durst
# The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula Le Guin
# Tam Lin, Pamela Dean
# Rapunzel's Revenge, Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale
# The Seems: The Split Second, John Hulme & Michael Wexler
# The Ghosthunters I: The Proof that Ghosts Exist, Carol Matas & Perry Nodelman
# The Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper, Kazu Kibuishi
# The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart
# Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
# Wizards at War, Diane Duane
# Mama, PhD, ed. Caroline Grant and Elrena Evans
# Wizard's Holiday, Diane Duane
# A Wizard Alone, Diane Duane
# The Wizard's Dilemma, Diane Duane
# Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett
# A Wizard Abroad, Diane Duane
# High Wizardry, Diane Duane
# Deep Wizardry, Diane Duane
# So You Want to be a Wizard, Diane Duane
# Penny from Heaven, Jennifer L. Holm
# Lonely Werewolf Girl, Martin Millar
# The Liar's Diary, Patry Francis
# The Ten-Year Nap, Meg Wolitzer
# Moribito, Guardian of the Spirit, Nahoko Uehashi
# Steinbeck's Ghost, Lewis Buzbee
# The Explosionist, Jenny Davidson
# The Arrival, Shaun Tan
# Raleigh's Page, Alan Armstrong
# Still She Haunts Me, Katie Roiphe
# The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick
# The Wall and the Wing, Laura Ruby
# Larklight, Philip Reeve
# Thirsty, M.T. Anderson
# Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, Adrienne Kress
# Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
# New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
# Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
# Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan
# Family Tree, Barbara Delinsky
# The Goose Girl, Shannon Hale
# Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
# Not Quite What I Was Planning, ed. Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser
# Incarceron, Catherine Fisher
# The Chaos King, Laura Ruby
# Learning from the Left, Julia Mickenberg
# Talking Animals in British Children's Fiction, Tess Cosslett
# In the Company of Books, Sarah Wadsworth
# Bookwomen, Jacklyn Eddy
# Voracious Children: Who Eats Whom in Children's Literature, Carolyn Daniel
# The Heart has its Reasons, Michael Cart and Christine A. Jenkins
# Repossessed, A.M. Jenkins
# Skin Hunger, Kathleen Duey
# Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale
# Northlander: Tales of the Borderlands, Book I, Meg Burden
# Skulduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy
# Into the Wild, Sarah Beth Durst
# The Land of the Silver Apples, Nancy Farmer
# The True Meaning of Smekday, Adam Rex
# Empire Falls, Richard Russo

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

the 2007 reading list, all in one place

  • Thief of Time, Terry Pratchett
  • The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
  • The Name of this Book is Secret, Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Cassandra's Sister, Veronica Bennett
  • Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  • Song of the Sparrow, Lisa Ann Sandell
  • Rebel Angels, Libba Bray
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
  • Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett
  • Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett
  • Pollyanna, Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  • Self Storage, Gayle Brandeis
  • 36 Views of Mount Fuji, Cathy Davidson
  • Feeling Like a Kid, Jerry Griswold
  • The Fourth Bear, Jasper Fforde
  • Bucking the Sarge, Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Just in Case, Meg Rosoff
  • Saving the Planet & Other Stuff, Gail Gauthier
  • Monsoon Summer, Mitali Perkins
  • Flora Segunda, Ysabeau S. Wilce
  • Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, James Patterson
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling
  • Un Lun Dun, China Mieville
  • The Dark Lord of Derkholm, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Stardust, Neil Gaiman
  • An Assembly Such as This; a Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman, Pamela Aidan
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Michael Scott
  • Prom Dates from Hell, Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • The Noah Confessions, Barbara Hall
  • Lady Catherine's Necklace, Joan Aiken
  • Whale Talk, Chris Crutcher
  • Little Children, Tom Perrotta
  • Emil and the Detectives, Erich Kastner
  • The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
  • Chicks with Sticks: Knit Two Together, Elizabeth Lenhard
  • Farthing, Jo Walton
  • London Calling, Edward Bloor
  • Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett
  • Cupid, Julius Lester
  • The BIg Over Easy, Jasper Fforde
  • Psyche in a Dress, Francesca Lia Block
  • Movie Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
  • 101 Dalmations, Dodie Smith
  • I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
  • The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner
  • The Queen of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner
  • The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner
  • Wings, Terry Pratchett
  • Diggers, Terry Pratchett
  • Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, Laini Taylor
  • Witch's Business, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Tom's Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce
  • So Yesterday, Scott Westerfeld
  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume
  • The Higher Power of Lucky, Susan Patron
  • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  • The Pinhoe Egg, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Knitting, Anne Bartlett
  • An Abundance of Katherines, John Green
  • The Year of the Griffin, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Looking for Alaska, John Green
  • And Tango Makes Three, Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  • On Beauty, Zadie Smith
  • The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold, Francesca Lia Block
  • The Princess Diaries, volumes I-VIII, Meg Cabot
  • First Book read in 2007: Heaven Eyes, David Almond

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Reading List: November 06 - May 07

  • Witch's Business, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Tom's Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce
  • So Yesterday, Scott Westerfeld
  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume
  • The Higher Power of Lucky, Susan Patron
  • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  • The Pinhoe Egg, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Knitting, Anne Bartlett
  • An Abundance of Katherines, John Green
  • The Year of the Griffin, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Looking for Alaska, John Green
  • And Tango Makes Three, Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  • On Beauty, Zadie Smith
  • The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold, Francesca Lia Block
  • The Princess Diaries, volumes I-VIII, Meg Cabot
  • First Book read in 2007: Heaven Eyes, David Almond
  • Last Book read in 2006: Knitting Rules, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Kit's Wilderness, David Almond
  • Magic's Child, Justine Larbalestier


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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Viewing List, July - Nov. 06

  • Stranger than Fiction

  • Happy Feet

  • Etre et Avoir

  • The Motorcycle Diaries

  • MirrorMask

  • I Heart Huckabees

  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

  • The Devil Wears Prada

  • Silverado

  • Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag

  • The Aristocrats
  • Reading list, July - Nov. 06

  • Clay, David Almond

  • Magic Lessons, Justine Larbalestier

  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, volume 1: The Pox Party, M.T. Anderson

  • Ptolemy's Gate, Jonathan Stroud

  • Truckers, Terry Pratchett

  • Notes from the Midnight Driver, Jordan Sonnenblick

  • Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwartz

  • Clementine, Sara Pennypacker


  • The Scarecrow and his Servant, Philip Pullman

  • Counting Stars, David Almond

  • Secret Heart, David Almond

  • Burger Wuss, M.T. Anderson

  • Castle in the Air, Diana Wynne Jones

  • The Merlin Conspiracy, Diana Wynne Jones

  • Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, Francesca Lia Block