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Winnie’s Bookshelf/Pile of Stuff

Recent and favorite reads:

  • A Private History of Awe (Scott Russell Sanders) – I highly recommend this to anyone with a soul who has faced spiritual conflict. And to Americans who have a love/hate relationship with their country!
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
  • Season of Migration to the North (Tayeb Salih)
  • Keynotes and Discords (George Egerton)
  • Columbine (Dave Cullen)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) – I think we all have this in common!
  • Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine) – I read this at least 15 times growing up. Oh Char!
  • The Sword of Truth series (Terry Goodkind) – I’m still working on this one.
  • The Oresteia (Aeschylus)
  • Angels in America (Tony Kushner) – I have his autograph too!
  • Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
  • Watership Down (Richard Adams)
  • The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkein)
  • everything about the world of Harry Potter
  • The Fall (Albert Camus)
  • Hamlet (Shakespeare)
  • Weetzie Bat and The Hanged Man (Francesca Lia Block)
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
  • 1984 (George Orwell) – and many of his essays, such as “Politics and the English Language”

Favorite music:

  • Regina Spektor – especially: Far, Begin to Hope, Soviet Kitsch
  • Nickel Creek – esp. Nickel Creek, Why Should the Fire Die?
  • Sara Bareilles – Careful Confessions
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Coldplay
  • Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight
  • Ben Kweller
  • Ben Folds (Five)
  • Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Bach
  • Radiohead

Favorite TV:

  • Mythbusters
  • Star Trek (old and new!)
  • The Discovery Channel in general – Bear Grylls, the Planet Earth and Life series, the new show “Stephen Hawking’s Universe”
  • The History Channel – I like them all, but especially the shows about the history of sex.
  • House

Favorite movies:

  • The Lord of the Rings movies
  • Batman: The Dark Night
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Pocahontas
  • most Disney movies of the 20th century
  • The Fountain
  • The Prestige
  • The Hours
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