Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I need educatin'

I consider myself a well-educated person.  Luckily I've been able to do some traveling, and my thirst for books has created a long list of tomes I've read.  But the things I haven't done still astound me.

Some book I haven't read:
Catcher in the Rye
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Poisonwood Bible
The Bell Jar
David Copperfield
Great Expectations

Some films I haven't seen:
Citizen Kane
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Big Lebowski
My Dinner with Andre
North by Northwest

I haven't traveled to:
Outside the US, except Canada
The Grand Canyon
The Pacific Northwest
New Orleans

10 comments:

Lisa said...

I am stealing Chloe's copy of The Bell Jar, coming to Iowa to pick you up and we're passing through the Grand Canyon on our way to New Orleans.

Our families can cope.

I'll bring along The Catcher in the Rye and be prepared to tell you the entire plotline of North by Northwest if we get bored during the drive.

Missy said...

Love the blog look!

I love North by Northwest and would be curious to hear what an adult thinks of their first read of Catcher in the Rye.

SkylersDad said...

I will take on that reading list when they make them into pop up books!

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

I think I have a rebellious streak. Even though I was an English major, since college I've read virtually none of the books that end up on somebody's must read lists. And I don't care.

Kim Hambric said...

I've read Catcher in the Rye 3 times. I can't remember a word. Well, the work pukey comes up a lot I believe. When I'm reading it, I enjoy it. It just goes away so easily.

Must see Big Lebowski and go to New Orleans. Those I'll remember forever. American classics.

Churlita said...

My daughter just read the Bell Jar and loved it. I still haven't read it. I also need to read Confederacy of Dunces. I'm finally reading My Antonia as soon as I finish my current book.

Liberality said...

Oh but I think you will get around to reading these books one day. There are always more books I need to read on my list anyway no matter how much I read that list just keeps growing ;~)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Read, see, do what you can. There's so much out there, we can't possibly take it all in.

kirby said...

For what it's worth, you're not missing a lot by not reading those particular books. There, I said it.

Lesli said...

I love The Bell Jar!