Month: November 2016

Take the Book Challenge

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I am well read? Oh really?  There are some books on thi slist by the BBC that I may, maybe, possibly, I think I may have read in high school. However, the BBC only thinks that most people have read maybe 6 on this list..

The BBC has an esteemed list of books they think every person should read before they die. A bucket list of literature, if you will. So get checking … how many of this list have you already tackled? Are any on your own personal “to-read list?” And are there any on the list you think shouldn’t even be on it? Keep in mind this list may be a little bit biased, being from the BBC and all.

 Take the Challenge,  how many have you read? 

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6. The Bible

7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14. Complete Works of Shakespeare

15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk

18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

19. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

20. Middlemarch – George Eliot

21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Caroll

30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

34. Emma -Jane Austen

35. Persuasion – Jane Austen

36. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis

37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

40. Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne

41. Animal Farm – George Orwell

42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

46. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

48. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

49. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50. Atonement – Ian McEwan

51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

52. Dune – Frank Herbert

53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

55. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

58. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

60. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

62. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

63. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

64. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

65. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

66. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

69. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville

71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72. Dracula – Bram Stoker

73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

75. Ulysses – James Joyce

76. The Inferno – Dante

77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78. Germinal – Emile Zola

79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

80. Possession – AS Byatt

81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (In French)

93. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94. Watership Down – Richard Adams

95. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare

99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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100 Greatest Movies of All Time

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Well, okay, if the American Film Institute says so, but how many of these have you personally seen? A few years back, Hubby and I started collecting these movies.  We located and purchased 10, but never did watch them. I think for 2017, we are going to add these to our Netflix list, and get to watching.  I will keep you posted.
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And before you write me a nasty note, no, I have not seen The Godfather or Star Wars.  I will get there though…promise (wink).

AFI’s 100 GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF ALL TIME

AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition is an updated edition to AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies, a list of the top 100 greatest American films of all time.

Honoring the 10th anniversary of this award-winning series, a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians determined that CITIZEN KANE remained the greatest movie of all time. The television special AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition originally aired on CBS on June 20, 2007.

# MOVIE YEAR
1 CITIZEN KANE 1941
THE GODFATHER 1972
3 Yes CASABLANCA 1942
4 RAGING BULL 1980
5 Yes SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 1952
6 Yes GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
7 Yes LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962
8 Yes SCHINDLER’S LIST 1993
9 Yes VERTIGO 1958
10 Yes THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
11 CITY LIGHTS 1931
12 Yes THE SEARCHERS 1956
13 STAR WARS 1977
14 Yes PSYCHO 1960
15 Yes 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
16 Yes (Favorite) SUNSET BLVD. 1950
17 Yes THE GRADUATE 1967
18 THE GENERAL 1927
19 Yes ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
20 Yes IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946
21 Yes CHINATOWN 1974
22 Yes SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940
24 Yes E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
25 Yes TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962
26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON 1939
27 Yes HIGH NOON 1952
28 Yes ALL ABOUT EVE 1950
29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY 1944
30 Yes APOCALYPSE NOW 1979
31 Yes THE MALTESE FALCON 1941
32 THE GODFATHER PART II 1974
33 Yes ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST 1975
34 Yes SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS 1937
35 Yes ANNIE HALL 1977
36 Yes THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957
37 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 1946
38 Yes THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948
39 Yes, still don’t get it. DR. STRANGELOVE 1964
40 Yep THE SOUND OF MUSIC 1965
41 Yes, Fay Raye KING KONG 1933
42 Yes BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967
43 Yes MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969
44 Yes THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 1940
45 yes, come back  SHANE 1953
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT 1934
47 Stella!!! Yes A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951
48 Yes REAR WINDOW 1954
49 INTOLERANCE 1916
50 Yes THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 2001
51 Yes WEST SIDE STORY 1961
52 TAXI DRIVER 1976
53 Yes THE DEER HUNTER 1978
54 Yes M*A*S*H 1970
55 Yes NORTH BY NORTHWEST 1959
56 Yes JAWS 1975
57Yes ROCKY 1976
58 THE GOLD RUSH 1925
59 NASHVILLE 1975
60 Yes DUCK SOUP 1933
61 SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS 1941
62Yes AMERICAN GRAFFITI 1973
63 CABARET 1972
64 NETWORK 1976
65Yes THE AFRICAN QUEEN 1951
66 Yes RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981
67 WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 1966
68 Yes UNFORGIVEN 1992
69 Yes TOOTSIE 1982
70 Yes A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1971
71 Yes SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 1998
72 Yes THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 1994
73Yes BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID 1969
74 yes THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991
75 Yes IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
76 Yes FORREST GUMP 1994
77 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN 1976
78 MODERN TIMES 1936
79 Yes THE WILD BUNCH 1969
80 THE APARTMENT 1960
81 SPARTACUS 1960
82 SUNRISE 1927
83 TITANIC 1997
84 EASY RIDER 1969
85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1935
86Yes PLATOON 1986
87 12 ANGRY MEN 1957
88Yes BRINGING UP BABY 1938
89 Yes THE SIXTH SENSE 1999
90 SWING TIME 1936
91 SOPHIE’S CHOICE 1982
92 GOODFELLAS 1990
93 THE FRENCH CONNECTION 1971
94 Yes PULP FICTION 1994
95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW 1971
96 Yes DO THE RIGHT THING 1989
97 Yes BLADE RUNNER 1982
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942
99 Yes TOY STORY 1995
100 BEN-HUR 1959

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