100 Greatest Novels

I found a list of the 100 Greatest Novels and just had to share it here. I love to read. My plan is to read as many novels on this list as possible. Care to join me? 1. 1984 by George Orwell 2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov … Continue reading

The 85th Academy Awards – Part 2

I am still tired from my 11-hour coverage of the Academy Awards, but so much is still on my mind. The big upset – undoubtedly all the Oscars that went to a little film called Argo that capped off the night with a Best Picture win.  Ever since the nominations were announced, pretty much all that has been heard about was how the Academy overlooked Ben Affleck for Best Director while nominating Argo for Best Picture.  Many tried to explain that the problem lies in that there were eight films nominated for Best Picture, but the Best Director field only … Continue reading

In Memoriam – 2010

Another year has passed and with it, we lost many celebrities. Here is a few that left us in 2010: January Jan 8 – Art Clokey – Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby, died of complications due to a bladder infection at age 88. Jan 13 – Teddy Pendergrass – R & B singer Teddy Pendergrass almost saw his career end in 1982 when he crashed into a tree. However, he rehabilitated and continued to sing until his death at age 59 from colon cancer. Jan 17 – Erich Segal – Author Erich Segal, known for writing “Love Story,” died … Continue reading

Love and Money

I admit it; I’m a Harry Potter fan. I went to the first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, with my mom. I started reading the books. I was hooked. I wish I had thought of audio books when we drove from California to Texas, because I would have loved to read all the Harry Potters again while I was driving. I doubt that J.K. Rowling had any idea of the kind of popularity and success her story about a boy wizard who lived would have. I’m sure she dreamed of it, though. I can’t think that anyone starts … Continue reading