Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~


"1984" by George Orwell

"My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"Bones to Ashes" by Kathy Reichs

"The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy

"Cloudstreet" by Tim Winton

"Rides a Dread Legion" by Raymond E Feist

"Catch 22" by Joseph Heller

"A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey

"Dune" by Frank Herbert - this was recommended on the Feistfans mailing list, and backed up Raymond E Feist himself so I thought I'd give it a go. Great read with a very original and interesting universe but I felt it lacked something. Still not sure what that thing was but it just seemed like it needed a bit more "oomph". Also, not a book that stayed with me much after reading.


"The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche

"The City of Falling Angels" by John Berendt

"Tokyo Cancelled" by Rana Dasgupta

"Einstein" by Walter Isaacson

"The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"Audrey Hepburn, an Elegant Spirit" by Sean Hepburn Ferrer

"War & Peace" by Leo Tolstoy

"A Confession" by Leo Tolstoy

"Monet & The Impressionists" by George T M Shackelford & Terence Maloon

"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins

"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The Consolations of Philosophy" by Alain De Botton


"The Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer

"The Beatles and Philosophy"

"The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet" by Benjamin Hoff

"Derrida: writing and difference"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Only a ninja can sneak up on another ninja...

Sitting on the bus listening to Tim Minchin tonight I realised that I'm more in love with comedians than rock stars. If you were to ask me who my favourite band/musician is I'd be hard pressed to think of more than one or two. But ask me who my favourite comedian is and I'd immediately be able to rattle off a long list;
-Tim Minchin
- Ross Noble
- Carl Barron
- Adam Hills
- Wil Anderson
- Dave Hughes
- Robin Williams
- Jimoen
Etc etc etc

I would seriously consider leaving my husband if Tim Minchin told me he loved me. We'd be together until we were old & saggy. We'd have beautiful, ginger babies who'd be nerds, musically talented, geniuses, and would question everything (of course, most of that they'll get from Tim and not me... But we'd be equally responsible for the gingerness).