He – Death – stops for no man. Therefore, allow us to force certain works of art upon your attention before you die.


Lady in the Water
Frozen, Part 1
Frozen, Part 2
August, Osage County
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Imitation Game
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Loving Vincent


Stravinsky: Unbend Your Prejudice
Adams: Facing Death
Handel: A Foretaste of the Feast to Come
Anuna: Earworm Alleluia


By These Ten Bones
Three Genres
Out of the Silent Planet
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Righting the Mother Tongue
The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin
Hint Fiction
Luci Shaw
This Close to Happy

Books that Make Us Human

10: The Moviegoer
9: Leaf, by Niggle
8: Jane Austen

Book Meme 2012

Week 1: Book Crush(es)

Thalia: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Urania: Morpheus
Terpsichore: Bean
Melpomene: Benedick
Calliope: Richard Winters 

Week 2: Books I’d give a theme song to

Thalia: Wooster & Jeeves & Stephane Grappeli
Urania: Hero & Endless Dream, and Twilight & Angels
Terpsichore: Many Lists
Melpomene: Dark Waltz & Melian and Thingol, Debussy & Woolf
Calliope: Make Way for the Ducklings & Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto

Week 3: Best villain

Thalia: The Man in the Brown Suit, from  . . . .  The Man in the Brown Suit!
Urania: Captain Hook, from Peter Pan
Terpsichore: Moriarty etc., from Sherlock Holmes, etc.
Melpomene: Mr. Jackman, from Old House Of Fear
Calliope: Edmund, from King Lear

Week 4: Best love story

Thalia: Our Mutual Friend, by Dickens
Urania: Gwyneth and Judd, from The Bell at Sealey Head
Terpsichore: A Severe Mercy, by Sheldon Vanauken
Melpomene: John and Abigail Adams, in their letters
Calliope:  Sir Conan and Lady Anne, from The Red Keep

Week 5: Characters and literary figures I’d name my children after

Thalia: Quentin
Urania: Miranda
Terpsichore: Many Names
Melpomene: Beatrice & Benedict
Calliope: Edmund & Lucy

Week 6: The author by whom you own the most books

Thalia: Agatha Christie
Urania: Lewis & McKillip
Terpsichore: Lewis
Melpomene: Terry Pratchett
Calliope: Lloyd Alexander

Week 7: Favorite words and phrases, or lines and literary allusions that would win your heart.

Thalia: Tasty Words
Urania: As You Wish
Terpsichore: Lists of Allusions
Melpomene: Song of Songs
Calliope: Supercalifragilisticexpialidosious

Week 8: Best Story Settings

Thalia: Shakespearian Rome
Urania: Sci-Fi
Terpsichore: Narnia
Melpomene: The Inferno
Calliope: Mistawis

Week 9: Book(s) that you would bring on your honeymoon. (ie; so intrinsic to your life that it MUST be shared with your life partner as soon as possible. Or just fun to read together.)

Thalia: Poetry!
Urania: The Sandman
Terpsichore: A Library
Melpomene: Heart of the World
Calliope: Rudyard Kipling

Week 10: Books that I would bring if the world was going to be destroyed by aliens/cylons and we had to restart civilization as we know it. (ie: the basis of human knowledge and thought and civilization.)

Thalia: History
Terpsichore: Fiction
Melpomene: Political Thought
Calliope: Theology

Also, for the

30 Day Book Meme Challenge 2011,

hic ecce The List!

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
A Canticle for Liebowitz
The Eyes of the Dragon
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Death Comes for the Archbishop
Brideshead Revisited
The Discarded Image
 Day 03 – Your favorite series
Discworld Series
Harry Potter/ Narnia
G.A. Henty
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Going Postal
The Chamber of Secrets
In Freedom’s Cause
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception
The Magician’s Nephew
Murder Must Advertise
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
To The Lighthouse
The Little Prince
The Hiding Place/The Marble Fawn
Day 07 – Most underrated book
The Once and Future King
O. Henry
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Twilight/Harry Potter/Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye
Adam of the Road
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Delta Wedding
Brave New World
Lord of the Rings
Day 10 – Favorite classic book
Ballad of the White Horse/That Hideous Strength
Day 11 – A book you hated
Paradise Lost
Gone with the Wind
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Mill on the Floss
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide
 Day 13 – Your favorite writer
G.K. Chesterton
C. S. Lewis
Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer
The Poet and the Lunatics
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Lord Peter/King Alfred
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Lucy Pevensie
Hermione Granger
 Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Quotes, quotes everywhere, and many books in sight
 Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Horatio Hornblower
Tess of the D’Urbervilles/Scoop
 Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Pride & Prejudice/Stardust/Howl’s Moving Castle/Princess Bride
 Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Lord Peter and Harriet Vane
Pride & Prejudice
 Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
The Kitchen Knight/The Red Keep
Tales of the Kingdom/Tales of the Resistance
Day 22 – Favorite book you own
An Ideal Husband
Guide Book to Women 
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Mel’s Lists
‘Psichore’s Lists 
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would read
Day 25 – A character to whom you can relate to the most
Sophie Hatter
 Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Scottish Chiefs
An Experiment in Criticism 
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Father Brown
Goblet of Fire/And Then There Were None/Supernaturalist
Day 28 – Favorite title
List: Pretty Words . . .
List: Intriguing Ideas . . .
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Madame Bovary
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time
Song of Songs/Lord of the Rings
Stacks/The Bible

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