Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 4: Your favorite book

Day 01 — Your favorite song

Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fiction book
Day 15 — A collection
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

This will probably shock you guys, but once again, I will be giving you multiple answers.
Fiction: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The best book I read in high school, and the only one which I actually completely read (I definitely sparknoted Crime and Punishment, Jane Eyre, Madame Bovary, and Invisible Man). It is awesome, funny, and scarily relevant, given the fact that it was written in the 20s, yet a disturbing amount of technology mentioned in the book is at least partially developed. To reduce it to one word: Clever.
Autobiography: Of course, Ginger: My Story. Chock-full of detail you don't see in other bios or autobios, especially compared to Katharine Hepburn. I recommend reading it and listening to the (abridged) audiobook read by Ginger. It feels like she's really talking to you.
I also really enjoyed Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, one of my favorite comedians. I chose the audiobook route on this one, because Steve Martin has that uncanny ability to capture tone so perfectly that you can be simultaneously laughing your ass off and crying your eyes out.
Reference: The RKO Story by Rick Jewell. Duh, it covers all of the A-Budget pictures made by RKO with a nice but not overbearing amount of detail. It stays on my coffee..ottoman (it's not exactly a table) always.

1 comment:

  1. Hey VKMfan...Maggie says I should listen to Ginger..... LOL just kidding!