106 "unread" books

Snagged from scandalkitty 

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.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: a Novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
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
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & Demons
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
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
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
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
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield


I posted this mostly to showcase my new rocking animated "Heroes" mood theme. But I might as well actually post something too. I haven't been up to much since I got back from Rome last month. Rome was fun by the way, but if you're ever planning on going to Italy NEVER FLY ALITALIA. I was supposed to get there on a Thursday, didn't get there until Saturday. And I had to spend my first night back in the states in a hotel in Queens.

Anyway, on to the less eventful part of my summer. I've been writing. I've gotten into screenwriting lately, which is so hard. I'm not a very long winded writer, and most hour long dramas have 44 page scripts. I'm on page 32, and it's taken me a week to get there. I've also been getting into some new TV shows. I'm now hooked on "Big Love," that show on HBO about polygamists. I'm just starting on "Doctor Who," and it's been a hoot so far.

I went to my family reunion last weekend in Millen, GA (It's fine if you've never heard of it, no one has.). The best part of the weekend is that I saw "Transformers." I got dragged along with a group of people. It was ten o'clock at night and it was either that or the new Die Hard. And I'm avoiding that, and all really old, resurrected franchises on principle (I'm talking to you Indiana Jones. Although I did see the new Rocky. Rent it. It's good.). So I went. It wasn't Shakespeare or anything, but it was entertaining. I couldn't tell half the robots a part either. If it wasn't Optimus Prime, I had no idea what was going on. And of course there was Shia. He pretty much carried that movie on his back. He had all the funny lines. I don't even know what Jon Voight and John Torturro were doing in this movie though. I'm assuming they needed the money.

So obviously I haven't been up to much. I'm enjoying my lazy little summer though.
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Maroon 5 has the number one single!

"Makes Me Wonder" topped the Billboard charts this week. Not only that, last week the song was 64. It's the biggest jump to number one in the history of the chart. Now that's a comeback! I was worried there for a minute. In more news, the cover of their CD is below. I also linked to a site that has a sampler of the songs on the album along with a few whole leaked tracks. It comes out May 22nd. Unfortunately I'll be in Italy doing Summer Abroad then and won't be able to buy it until I get back. 

Here's the website that has the leaked tracks. The sampler is the second post from the top. Scroll down some more and there are some full songs. I haven't listened to them yet. I was so excited about the number one single news I posted this first.


Harry Potter 6 casting news

UK free newspaper METRO print edition informed that actors Jack Davenport, Peter Rnic, Stephen Rea and Naomi Watts are in negotiations for different parts in the next Harry Potter movie, Half-Blood Prince, schedule to start shooting in September. It's still unknown the roles they will play.

Jack Davenport=hells yes. What they did with Norrington in PoTC 2 was one of the few things I enjoyed about that mess of a movie. And he was on the original "Coupling." So hot. Love his voice. The end. I have no idea who the hell the other guys even are. I can't even think of who they would all play, except for Naomi, who everyone seems to think will play Narcissa Malfoy. I wonder if any of the guys will play that badass werewolf Fenrir. The character may not even be in the movie, but I hope he is. I hated him so much in the book, but I want to see another, mean, werewolf in the movies. The Remus werewolf was a little eh in the third movie.


New Harry Potter Trailer

It's the domestic version, so some of the footage is the same as the other one. But it's awesome! Bellatrix looks crazy as hell.

Oh, and by the way, that Heath Ledger as the Joker picture I posted turned out to be a fake. Oh, well. There are some real photos of him on the web, but they're all blurry and from far away on the set. I'll post when I find them again.


"Drive" this Sunday

You probably haven't heard of this show because they've just started promoting it this week, but Nathan Fillion is going to be on a new TV show called "Drive" about an illegal cross-country street race. And it's on FOX. And it's executive produced by Tim Minear (co-executive producer of "Firefly"). It'll probably get cancelled next week, but it sounds pretty interesting. The two hour premiere is this Sunday.

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I'm sorry for all the friend page spam, but this made me very happy. Serenity has usurped the original Star Wars as the UK's favorite sci-fi film according to SFX magazine. Now can we get that sequel? Even a comic book sequel? Here's the whole list.

1. Serenity (2005)
2. Star Wars (1977)
3. Blade Runner (1982)
4. Planet of the Apes (1968)
5. The Matrix (1999)
6. Alien (1979)
7. Forbidden Planet (1956)
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
9. The Terminator (1984)
10. Back to the Future (1985)

I really need to see Blade Runner by the way. I've heard nothing but good things about that movie.

Let's try this again

Here's what the guy who plays Neville Longbottom looks like de-Nevilled (minus the fake buckteeth and Adolf Hitler haircut.) Kinda cute right? I uploaded this to my own photobucket account, so the picture shouldn't go down like the last one did. Yes, he's partaking in some underage drinking, but I'm not one to judge.

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Apparently Edward Scissorhands has been adapted into a ballet. Yeah,  a ballet. It's been out for awhile too, because it's already touring. I've heard good things about the choreographer, whose name I forget at the moment, but I still don't know how I feel about this. It is a very whimsical film, but I can't imagine it...danced. Also, since it's a ballet, there is no dialogue. Tim Burton likes it though, so maybe it's good. But Tim Burton also made "Planet of the Apes." He slips up everey once and awhile. Unfortunately it's not coming to Atlanta so I can't see it for myself. It would be interesting to see this in like the Fox Theatre or something though. Anyway, here's the link to the official site. Make up your own mind.

edit: Here's a compilation video of the production. There's tons more of videos on Youtube as well.