This one is going to be a long one.
A list is such a nice way to organize. In fact I am an habitual list maker, I enjoy having some plan for the day mapped out even though I rarely stick to it.
Thus, I feel that the end of the year warrants a top ten list just as a wrap up of the greatest things in my year.
The only radio station that plays songs I want to hear; songs I haven’t heard too many times. Thanks to the millions of people who suggested 91.7, you have made early part of this year and lack of cd capabilities in Luanne bearable!
Dexter is number 9 only because it’s not exclusive to this year. In fact, I’ve been watching Dexter for a few years now, but it’s so good I can’t help include it anyways. I adore Julia Stiles she’s a great addition, but I still miss Rita. Each season continues to surprise me.
8. Shiner Holiday Cheer
Tasty. How has this not happened to me before this year?
7. 99.5 The Wolf
I love the people I work with. They are all great. The job itself isn’t too bad, but it’s mostly the people and the consistent flood of fascinating wolf listeners that make going to work perpetually interesting.
Steve Buscemi is such a badass. Too much of this list is composed of TV, but I just can’t help it. This series is amazing and I really like the character development as well as the attention to detail Boardwalk Empire provides.
5. How I Met Your Mother
Thanks to the millions of re-runs brought to you by CBS and it’s affiliates Clack and I have watched a shameless amount of this show. It’s charming, hilarious, and most of all well written. I wish that I had more seasons, or a complete season to watch.
I’m putting this one at 4 because I’m still leery about the whole might not find a job in the middle of a recession thing. Also, college is hectic, but comfortable. The real world seems strange, scary, and most of all exciting. Now on to whatever is next!
3. The Rangers!
Goooooo Rangers! We didn’t win the World Series, but I’ll take it!
2. Hahn- Rhetoric and politics
Amazing class, amazing textbook, amazing last semester. I’m glad this was my last rhetoric class and even more pleased that Hahn was the textbook choice and Treat was my professor. Hahn was informative and concise, but his writing is so down to earth I almost felt he was talking directly to me.
1. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Oh man, if you know me then you should know by now I love this album. Actually, if you know me then I’m sure I’ve already forced you to listen to it and I’m sure you now love it too. This album is happiness. Also, one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.
And now some more lists of sorts.
Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety. Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt. Tag other book nerds.
Really just 6? Such low expectations.
1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series (1-7) – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible – God
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 Mae Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (maybe not all, but a whole lot)
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 Carroll
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
50 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
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 – Ronald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo