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I Love Lists
G.K. Chesterton once wrote that the greatest of all poems is an inventory. I hope you like all the "poems" on this page! ;-)
Coming up with a list of ten things you like that all begin with the same letter isn't as easy as it sounds. I try to make these lists as balanced as possible, with entries from Catholic tradition, literature, film, television, and occasionally even real life!
A -- B -- E -- R
In Geometry, all you need to make a plane are three points. In blogging, sometimes I like to use three points to make a post. Most of the following lists bring together three things that have something completely random in common.
"A" Books I've Bought for Future Reading
Books from My Library That I'd Rescue from a Fire
Books from My Library That My Mother Was Willing to Read
Books I've Read with My Students
Books That Have Been Waiting Years for Me to Read Them
Books That Take Me Back to High School
Books to Read in the Light of Jane Eyre
Books to Read in the Light of Peter Pan
Books with Postmodern Twists on the Saints
"C" Books I Should Get Started on Soon
Covers That Have Complemented My Clothes
Depictions of the Annunciation Which I Love
"G" Books That Need More Love from Me
Genres I Pay Good Money to Read
Little Prayers for Your Spiritual Pockets
"M" Books That are Making Pleading Eyes at Me
Pink Elephants Who Made Me Happy to Be a Teacher
Songs for Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Songs for Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Songs for the "Soundtrack" of Theology of the Body
Zombie Variants in Books and Film
Top 5 Lists
These are my favourite lists to make. I like to think of each group of five as a hand: there will always be one odd entry that sticks out like a thumb--sore or otherwise. Those marked with * have mixed media entries.
Books:#1 -- Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie . . .#1 -- Rumpelstiltskin . . .#1 -- "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte . . .#1 -- The Oompa-Loompas#1 -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy . . .#1 -- SVH #62 "Who's Who?" . . .#1 -- Mary Poppins's Umbrella . . .
Movies and TV:
Action Star Au Pairs
#1 -- Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Kindergarten Cop" . . .
#1 -- Robin Hood . . .
Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
#1 -- "Graduation Day" . . .
#1 -- "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" . . .
Hot Female Werewolves
#1 -- Julie Delpy in "An American Werewolf in Paris" . . .
#1 -- Emily Rose of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" . . .
James Cameron Movies
#1 -- "The Terminator" . . .
John Hughes Movies
#1 -- "The Breakfast Club" . . .
Priest Figures in Horror *
#1 -- Abraham Van Helsing in "Dracula" by Bram Stoker . . .
#1 -- The Lubbocks of "Just the Ten of Us" . . .
TV Themes *
#1 -- Theme from "The Muppet Show" . . .
Arbitrary Age Songs
Boy Band Concert Medleys
Country Music "Lists"
"Parts of Songs"
Rap Songs by Non-black People
Favourite Young Adult Novels
Worst Books I've Ever Read
See: What I Watch
Image Sources: a) Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, b) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? poster